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    A buddy of mine bought a 5150 2 head and cab a few months back with the hopes of owning the "brown sound".He also bought the EVH ernie ball guitar or the "axis" as its now called.He was impressed with the tone he got but he wanted it to be closer to EVH's real tone.He's a drummer first so hes not that keen on guitar sound and he asked my advice on effects to nail that brown sound.I came up with a list of effects that would probably get him close and he bought all of them (about $1,500 worth) he makes good $ he owns a asphalt construction company.We hooked up the effects today and it sounded fucking great!!! With the Boss ps-5 on it sounds like the tone on "its about time" with it off and the mxr evh phase on it is close to vh1.Heres the chain of effects and what order their in (i dont have the settings because i didnt bother to write them down) Heres the chain of effects:


    1.PreSonus EQ 3b parametric eq -used to boost the mids
    2.Maxon AD-999 analog delay
    3.Boss ps-5 -used for the detune mode (great for post f.u.c.k tone)
    4.MXR EVH phase- best used for early tone and solos (script logo off)
    5.Rocktron hush noise gate

    If you want a brown sound this gets you close.

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    I've often wondered if Eddie had the "brown sound" in concert back in the Dave era? The only Dave-era concert recordings I've heard were of terrible quality, so I couldn't really tell. I've only had the privilege of seeing them live in the post-Dave era, with Eddie's newer 5150 sound. I sometimes wonder if his classic "brown sound" was totally the result of his technique/guitar/pedals/amp... or if there was also a specific studio process or recording technique involved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tower
    I've often wondered if Eddie had the "brown sound" in concert back in the Dave era? The only Dave-era concert recordings I've heard were of terrible quality, so I couldn't really tell. I've only had the privilege of seeing them live in the post-Dave era, with Eddie's newer 5150 sound. I sometimes wonder if his classic "brown sound" was totally the result of his technique/guitar/pedals/amp... or if there was also a specific studio process or recording technique involved?
    I've seen every Dave era tour except VH1. Ed had the "brown sound"!
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    Thanks for the first-hand info! My best friend got his Dad to take him to the 1984 tour, without telling me they were going (we were too young to go alone back then). Once I found out, I thought, "Oh well, I'll see VH on their next tour". And just like that, my chance to see VH with Dave live was gone forever. The next tour was with Sammy. Don't get me wrong, they're awesome with Sammy, but I would've loved to have heard the brown sound live just once.
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