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    Default Eric Johnson Signal Chain, thoughts?

    Hey guys, don't want to sign up at the Eric Johnson forum just now, so I ask here first. This thread can be removed, I didn't really know where to put it.

    Eric Johnson has a fantastic tone in my opinion. I like chasing tones and since there is quite good modelling software out there, it evolved into a little hobby of mine. So yeah chasing Eric's tone. His gear hasn't really changed much since 1984 or so. His setup consist of 3 tones basically: lead, 2 rhythm (1 dirty, 1 clean). I know what gear he uses and I think I have worked out the clean tone alright.

    CLEAN: guitar->Echoplex/Boss DD-3->Electro Harmonix Memory Man (bypassed)->TC Electronics Chorus/Flanger->2 Fender Twin Reverb amplifiers

    Although I am not sure if the Memory Man might be before the Echoplex/DD 3

    LEAD: guitar->dunlop wah->tube screamer/tube driver->Echoplex->MXR 1500 Digital Delay->100W Plexi-> 4x25 Greenbacks

    I am not sure about the chain here...

    DIRTY: guitar->Fuzz Face ->(tube screamer/tube driver) ???->Echoplex->MXR 1500 Digital Delay-> 50W Plexi-> 4x25 Greenbacks

    I am not sure either...

    What is a mystery for me is his use of the tube screamer and/or tube driver. Does he only use them for lead? Are they in front of the fuzz or after?
    And does he have 2 different Echoplex, one for dirty and one for clean?

    I hope some of the guitarists here can help me a bit.

    btww here is a little treat:

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    Dunno if this helps, worth watching though...

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    Hey thanks

    I have watched this video a couple of times and even if you get a great insight and he demonstrates the use of the individual pedals well, he doesn't really explain the chain. I was hopiing someone might be able to tell wether a pedal has to come after or infront of a certain pedal to achieve the tone.

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    thanks, but I ve seen that aswell. I was reading through the comments tho, in the hope to find something interesting.

    Eric does explain the chain to a degree but not on the whole. Especially the use of the tube driver is a mystery for me.

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    Time to register at the EJ forum.
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    Here's the one I used. I got pretty close to his tone with it. Close enough that I wound up with a sound I was happy with, anyway.








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    thanks but I have seen that vid aswell.

    I have a good tone on Guitar Rig 5 now, so its sorted. I think my main problem was to get that strat sound with my wolfie^^ But I managed in the end

 

 

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