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  • What Pedals in Isley Brother's "Who's that Lady"?

    I love the solo tone on this song. Before you hate on this song, please just listen to the tone dripping solos in this clip.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1DDgNCLD84

    Soo funky and psychadelic. I found a Fuzz pedal called a Hartman Silicon Fuzz that sounds a lot like the ground-base effect he's using.
    http://www.theohartman.com/HARTMAN_BC108.mp3

    However, there's a Germanium Fuzz that sounds fuller and more toneful in my opinion. This clip has face-melting tone and sustain.
    http://www.theohartman.com/HARTMAN_Ge_NKT.mp3

    So, then it sounds like he's using some kind of modulation on top. Maybe an old phase 45? (new stigtronics phaser 45 should do the trick). Unless anyone can tell if it's a phase 90, or I may be way off on the whole phase effect.

    thanks for any help, am I the only one who thinks it would be sweet to get that tone? I mean, I do play in a funk band so I'm a bit biased

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    Ram's Head Big Muff combined with a Maestro Phaser. Marc from Skreddy Pedals make the ? Lady that is supposed to nail that sound minus the phaser.
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    • #3
      i read an interview with ernie that said it took a couple of days to nail that sound

      big muff, maestro phaser and some strange old school studio techniques
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      • #4
        weird. I've always heard that it was the Roland Jet Phaser on that one.
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        • #5
          Skreddy Ernie + Maestro phaser = that exact tone. The Ernie was named after Ernie Isley.

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          • #6
            the Isley brothers are just too cool for life.

            ya'll ever hear the story where Les Claypool was auditioning for "rock band" Metallica and he pulled out his bass and asked them if they wanted to jam out some Isley brothers tunes? Bring back da funk, brothers!

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            • #7
              anyone who "hates on" this song must just hate fun

              and kittens

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              • #8
                weird. I've always heard that it was the Roland Jet Phaser on that one.


                That would make some sense. Those Jet Phasers were very popular in the funk scene during the 70's but who knows?
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                • #9
                  That would make some sense. Those Jet Phasers were very popular in the funk scene during the 70's but who knows?


                  The song predates the Jet Phaser by ~2 years according to http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov04/articles/roland.htm

                  Srsly; it's was done with a Big Muff into a Maestro Phase Shifter, direct into the mixing board, with lots of overdubs.
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                  • #10
                    marc sounds right, you can hear the "direct to board" sound on that solo.....it's a bit ragged and pretty obvious he played direct into the pedals and into the console...gilmour does this sometimes too
                    long, strong, and down to get the friction on......

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                    • #11
                      horrid tone

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                      • #12
                        The song predates the Jet Phaser by ~2 years according to http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov04/articles/roland.htm

                        Srsly; it's was done with a Big Muff into a Maestro Phase Shifter, direct into the mixing board, with lots of overdubs.


                        My bad. I was pretty sure Larry Graham was using one in the early 70's on those Graham Central Station albums.

                        Here's him demoing it around 20 checkout around 10

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                        • #13
                          very cool solo though.

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                          • #14
                            Originally Posted by Naterel


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                            • #15
                              The song predates the Jet Phaser by ~2 years according to http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov04/articles/roland.htm

                              Srsly; it's was done with a Big Muff into a Maestro Phase Shifter, direct into the mixing board, with lots of overdubs.


                              yes,
                              thanks for that
                              i couldn't remember that interview but that sounds right
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                              arcadesonfire:
                              And even if I were complaining about Democrats in general, I think it's healthy to critique one's own kind
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                              guido61: Nobody wants to be around No Fun Trump
                              __________________________________________________ ______
                              Zig al-din: The whole concept of a polite political dialogue is an oxymoron
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                              ​prolurkerguy: Knee jerk + soap box = injury waiting to happen

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