I'm trying to learn little sister by queens of the stone age and to try and get remotely close to Josh Homme's tone, i decided to find out what pedals he uses. Well I've now discovered that that is nearly impossible. But I've gotten close. In particular I'm stumped on the solo.

I managed to get a good shot of the pedals he hits right before the solo in the video.

He hits both of the pedals shown at the same time. I've found out that the far one is a Klon Centaur. But the one closest to the camera has me stumped.

There's the video so you can hear the solo. It's an odd tone, that's for sure. Any help is appreciated.
looks like a satchurator without the second switch
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Listen to the man, he's Jewish.
the satchurator only has 3 knobs.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
Dunlop QZ-1 Crybaby Q-Zone
Electro Harmonix POG
Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synth
Lovetone Meatball
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
BOSS GEB-7 Equalizer
BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive Aqua Puss Analog Delay
MXR Phase 90
Whirlwind Selector pedal
Smart People Factory Overdrive
Smart Peoples Factory Distortion and Fuzz Box
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
SIB Echodrive (x2) Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah
Fulltone Fat-Boost
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Maestro MPF-1 Parametric Filter
Matchless Hotbox
Z.Vex Super Hard-on

his pedals according to wikipedia..
- Boss tuner
Boss TU-2 Chromatic Stompbox Tuner
- Electro Harmonix Bass Micro-synth
Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro Synthesizer
- Ernie Ball volume JR pedal
Ernie Ball VP JR. Passive Volume Pedal
- Boss SD-1
Boss SUPER OverDrive SD-1 Pedal
- Way Huge Aqua Puss (400ms analog delay - rare and expensive)
- Whirlwind Selector pedal
Whirlwind Selector A/B Box
- Fulltone Clyde Wah
Fulltone CSW Guitar Effect Clyde Std
- Boss GE-7 EQ
Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal
- SIB! Echodrive
- Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Fulltone UO Guitar Effect Ultimate Octave
- Maestro Stage Phaser
- Lovetone Meatball
- Dunlop Crybaby Q-Zone (from our research, this pedal is basically like a stationary crybaby pedal, so you can set it on one frequency and turn it on or off)I
- Smart Peoples Factory Red Threat Distortion/Fuzz box
- Smart Peoples Factory Green Line Overdrive Pedal
- Electro Harmonix Small Stone
Electro-Harmonix USA Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal
- Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Pedal
Electro-Harmonix POG Polyphonic Octave Generator Pedal
- MXR Phase 90
MXR M-101 Phase 90 Pedal
- Dunlop Crybaby Classic Wah

These are all the pedals Josh Homme uses, that might narrow it down a bit?
I checked most of of these pedals, but couldn't find it though.

EDIT: I'm late, but I have a longer list, so HA!

Source: Uberproaudio.com

DOUBLE-EDIT: Hm, thats weird. I can't find it at all on this list.
Do you think it could be the other guitar players pedal that he just used for
music videos-sake?
The pedal sort of looks boutique to me, but then again it seems like 50% of his pedals are somewhat boutique
100w Peavey Valveking Head
Mesa Rectifier 4x12 Standard Cab
Ibanez RG 321
Boss DD-7
iSP Decimator x2
BBE Boosta Grande
Modded Crybaby
MXR Blue Box
Numark Power Conditioner
Korg DTR-1000
Last edited by Faux~Affliction at Mar 21, 2009,
lol @ faux.

thanks a lot guys for trying, can anybody maybe take a guess as to what it might be by taking a listen? my knowledge of effects isn't very extensive yet, so I can't do it. I heard somewhere once that it might be a phase shifter, and deftonesordie suggested it might be a compressor.
shaped like a dunlop way huge pedal or a vox satchurator, but knobs are off. and a lot of pedals are like that if you swap out the knobs.
compressor? or maybe that's just the tone haha.

EDIT: I think maybe theres a little bit of phase after listening to it like 10 times. Not too sure what else it could be, unless the first pedal is an OD and the other is an OD too so he switches OD tones or something

EDIT@: yeah maybe I'm right because the Klon centaur is an OD. The second pedal is probably the new OD
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack
Last edited by apak at Mar 21, 2009,
lol the satchurator was released years after Little Sister was o_O
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Guitar: _______________ Amp:
_ Ibanez SZ320 _________Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

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ok so you're saying play with one od for most of the song until the solos, then switch to another? i think i could work that...

i agree. the pedal he kicks just sounds like a nasally eq'ed OD to me.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
Maybe it's a fuzz pedal?
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Way to show everybody up jackass.

Guitar: _______________ Amp:
_ Ibanez SZ320 _________Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

You can get very close to that sound with the octave switch on a (cheap as hell) Danelectro French Toast fuzz pedal. It's certainly not the pedal in the video though but if you just want to recreate that tone, an octave fuzz is a good starting point.
the french toast seems pretty good, thanks for that mpsya.
i have an old danelectro fab distortion, and i decided to give it a try. its not bad, it adds a bit more of a fuzzy distortion, so in that sense its good, and with the tone turned slightly more towards the treble i can get pretty close with it, so i might end up using that.