hey. I am going to buy a new efects pedal and i want one that gives me a kind of frank zappa sound. So if there are any zappa fans or anyone who knows the sound. i would lke to know what pedal to use. thx
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Mr Zappas musical legacy is ****ing huge, as well as the fact that he was a producer.

Guitar: Gibson Sg, Gibson Les Paul, Strat

Amp: any 70ish tube amp

Effects: tons and tons of them. Anything you can find that would have been around at the time. In the late 70s and 80s he had a thing for using a phaser/flanger a lot of the time (like on Shut up and Play Yer Guitar). He also used envelope filters quiet a bit (an old Mutron, MXR Envelope Filter, Electro Harmonix Q-Tron which is designed by the guy that made the Mutron, etc...) and a regular wah wah pedal too.

and the general stuff (compression, delay, reverb...maybe an overdrive or something...but it really seems to be mostly in the amp as far as distortion goes)
Last edited by seljer at Jul 7, 2006,