#1
I have a fender princton 65 DSP. What pedal should I get for a VH-esque tone? I also have a fender strat.
#4
Though a Marshall or Peavey valve amp (with a bridge humbucker) would be better.
#5
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Though a Marshall or Peavey valve amp (with a bridge humbucker) would be better.

i wish i had that money
#6
umm.................danelectro or DOD pedals? what are you trying to achieve. the gain or the special modulations he uses?
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umm.................danelectro or DOD pedals? what are you trying to achieve. the gain or the special modulations he uses?

the gain
#9
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umm.................danelectro or DOD pedals? what are you trying to achieve. the gain or the special modulations he uses?

don't danelectro pedals suck
#11
Quote by flamefox14
don't danelectro pedals suck


yeah well, u havent said how much u have to spend so i said the cheapest. yeah they suck but budget is necessary for us to recommend effectively.
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yeah well, u havent said how much u have to spend so i said the cheapest. yeah they suck but budget is necessary for us to recommend effectively.

i'm talking $100 and below
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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/DOD-Overdrive-Preamp250-Reissue-Pedal?sku=150070 this maybe?

or this perhaps http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Danelectro-Daddy-O.-Overdrive-Pedal?sku=151850

i cant vouch for either, what are u looking to spend. because i would suggest a boss ds-1 for a good crunch.

which would be better the pedal in the 1st link or the boss ds-1 4 vh
#14
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Quote by flamefox14
which would be better the pedal in the 1st link or the boss ds-1 4 vh

sorry im not much help on the VH tone. but there are tons of options under 100 bucks for a good OD pedal. just go try some and find what you like or just sit and wait for someone as adament about VH as you to suggest something.
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#16
^ I've heard that the silver TS sucks and the DS-1 is a distortion pedal not an OD.
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do u have any of the pedals
#18
Quote by soul_power
^ I've heard that the silver TS sucks and the DS-1 is a distortion pedal not an OD.

even tho its called distortion its actually an OD. its one of those rare cases -_-. and he is using a solid state amp so it should be alright anyways, running on clean and using that as his tone.
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Quote by flamefox14
do u have any of the pedals

i have played the boss ds-1 and i liked the tapping sounds i got out of it

i have a boss super overdrive but thats weak in comparison to the ds-1.

but like i said, i really dont know what a van halen tone may be, sounds brown to me......and lots of pedals/amps can get a brown sound so all i can say is go try some pedals.
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#20
Quote by giternator
even tho its called distortion its actually an OD. its one of those rare cases -_-. and he is using a solid state amp so it should be alright anyways, running on clean and using that as his tone.

so i should still get a distortion pedal over an overdrive right?
#21
can the boss ds1 get the same distortion like vh's you really got me, cuz that's where i'm aiming
#22
Wait, can someone elaborate on this "DS-1 is actually an OD" theory?
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#23
I can get some pretty good VH tones out of my Boss SD-1. Eddie actually used the SD-1 in the '90s, I think during the Balance tour. I spent at least an hour messing with the EQ on my amp and with the knobs on the SD-1 and I'm pretty happy with the result. Combined with my MXR EVH Phase 90 and some slapback delay, it sounds great.

But, you're using a solid state amp, so a distortion would be better for you. You should try the DS-1, and if you like it, get it, but I'm not going to recommend it to you. I think the tone is scratchy and it sounds worse when you crank the drive, but that's just personal preference.
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#24
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Wait, can someone elaborate on this "DS-1 is actually an OD" theory?


im not much for the technical know how but i did read somewhere in some article explaining the difference between OD and dist thru a diagram. dist circuits are made differently than OD circuits or something like that. the article used the ds-1 as an example for an overdrive.

but w/o getting technical (since i dont know how >_>, i used it once to boost the gain on a b-52 at-100 at guitar center and it didnt sound like trash like a metal zone or something similar would. boost = OD color/trash = dist. there are exceptions for both sides but im like 90% sure the ds-1 is an OD.
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#25
Quote by Bpags868
I can get some pretty good VH tones out of my Boss SD-1. Eddie actually used the SD-1 in the '90s, I think during the Balance tour. I spent at least an hour messing with the EQ on my amp and with the knobs on the SD-1 and I'm pretty happy with the result. Combined with my MXR EVH Phase 90 and some slapback delay, it sounds great.

But, you're using a solid state amp, so a distortion would be better for you. You should try the DS-1, and if you like it, get it, but I'm not going to recommend it to you. I think the tone is scratchy and it sounds worse when you crank the drive, but that's just personal preference.

are ds1's good 4 pinch harmonics?
#26
Quote by flamefox14
are ds1's good 4 pinch harmonics?


To tell you the truth, pinch harmonics are more about your technique than the pedal/amp you are using. But any distortion/OD will boost the volume of your pinch harmonics. If you have good technique, they will sound nice, loud, and clear.
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#27
Quote by Bpags868
To tell you the truth, pinch harmonics are more about your technique than the pedal/amp you are using. But any distortion/OD will boost the volume of your pinch harmonics. If you have good technique, they will sound nice, loud, and clear.

when i do the pinch harmonic on my amp it doesn't get as loud as when vh or any band doing a ph
#29
Quote by forsaknazrael
^Again, technique.

I was fooling around on my uncle's old crappy nylon classical guitar, and got pinch harmonics.

loud ones. do u know where's a site i can improve on making them louder
#30
Quote by Bpags868
I can get some pretty good VH tones out of my Boss SD-1. Eddie actually used the SD-1 in the '90s, I think during the Balance tour. I spent at least an hour messing with the EQ on my amp and with the knobs on the SD-1 and I'm pretty happy with the result. Combined with my MXR EVH Phase 90 and some slapback delay, it sounds great.

But, you're using a solid state amp, so a distortion would be better for you. You should try the DS-1, and if you like it, get it, but I'm not going to recommend it to you. I think the tone is scratchy and it sounds worse when you crank the drive, but that's just personal preference.

Agreed. I would try both actually. The SD-1 though is almost a distortion from what I've experienced when testing it it out with a Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue. I had good luck with the MXR Distortion+ for EVH tones, as it had a bit more gain than the DOD YJM/250, sounded smoother, and had the perfect amount of bass response for EVH. Really wish I hadn't traded it.