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    Did he really use a Boss Overdrive to fatten up his brown sound? If so, I need to try one.
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    i think he only used that during his solos on the more recent tours to create feedback, he used that along with an oc-2 octaver pedal but only rarely. eds tech said the boss od is very rarely if ever used.................you never know though. but i doubt its ever been a key in his distortion tone.

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    Originally posted by 5150atomic:
    Did he really use a Boss Overdrive to fatten up his brown sound? If so, I need to try one.
    I read somewhere that Eddie used the Boss SD-1 in the early 90's live & onstage to make up for some of the gain lost when using long cables. It's also been said that he used the SD-1 in the early days with DLR but I just don't hear it. The super overdrive has that grainy crunch that the early brown sound is the opposite of in my opinion. Ed's early tone sounds too smooth and distorted to be an SD-1 to me unless he had the gain rolled back with the level all the way up? That's the only thing I can think of.

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    Originally posted by Hoobastank6:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by 5150atomic:
    Did he really use a Boss Overdrive to fatten up his brown sound? If so, I need to try one.
    I read somewhere that Eddie used the Boss SD-1 in the early 90's live & onstage to make up for some of the gain lost when using long cables. It's also been said that he used the SD-1 in the early days with DLR but I just don't hear it. The super overdrive has that grainy crunch that the early brown sound is the opposite of in my opinion. Ed's early tone sounds too smooth and distorted to be an SD-1 to me unless he had the gain rolled back with the level all the way up? That's the only thing I can think of.</font>[/QUOTE]True.
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    I honestly think if there actually is a "secret weapon" to Ed's old 1978-1985 guitar tone it's simply the Marshall head. I've got 2 amps and with both of them, I can get close to a Van Halen tone depending on what era you're talking about. I've got a Peavey Transtube 212 and when I got it set on "modern" with a decent amount of chorus and echo it seriously sounds exactly like the F.U.C.K. tone and that amp doesn't even have tubes in it. However, my Marshall is what gets me close to the tone from any DLR-era album. The ones I can get closest too are Van Halen, Van Halen II and 1984. Once you get the tubes cranking, back off of the gain, have the EQ set with enough mids and treble, and get the feel right you'll realize that the Marshall is what does it (and mine isn't even a 60's or 70's model.)

 

 

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