#1
Hi. I've been on the hunt for a new distortion pedal, and I'm trying to find a sound that has a more digital sound. A great example would be the opening to "Chinatown" by Van Halen. Please tell me what the name of this effect is. Thank you!
#2
Most of the work there is done with an octave synthesizer, like a POG. I can't tell what's going on with it though, it might be double tracked as well.

The clipping can be done with any "metal" distortion pedal with a clean boost active in front of it. But since this is EVH here, there is probably a lot more to it than that.
Last edited by Will Lane at Dec 18, 2014,