Railroad earth effect pedal

Chat about Equipment Info

Railroad earth effect pedal

Postby AugustWest » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:46 am

Whenever the guitar player from railroad earth takes a solo (live) his acoustic guitar has the same tone. It sounds almost electric. does anybody know what he uses to get this sound? I think it might be an overdrive/compressor of some form I was just wondering if anybody has any idea on how to get that tone on an acoustic.

preemptive thanks
Posts: 368
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:15 pm

Postby tigerstrat » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:54 pm

Does he use a magnetic soundhole pickup? Pretty easy to get electric guitar tones that way.
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia
User avatar
Senior Member
Posts: 4709
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:20 pm
Location: Portland,OR

Postby jck_strw » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:59 pm

FWIW--I asked this once on the RRE board. A former merch guy gave me this reply:

hey man....todd uses the fender "acousticman"? I believe that's the title of the amp....the beige one....it's older so I'm not sure if it's different then the new ones. He uses a distortion pedal which is used for a lot of his solos....he also has the boss delay ( not sure if it's the dd3 or dd5 ) the delay is either the yellow or orange but it's one of those. I used to be the merch guy and play guitar, I remember asking Todd the same question and having this convo with him but it was a while ago....I'll see if I can find out more info for you! I know the amp is right though. Good luck, email me if you have anymore questions, I'll see what I can dig up for you!
http://db.etree.org/jck_strw - Tapelist
"Now get back to the stands before I shave off half your mustache and shove it up your left nostril. "
Bad News Bears
User avatar
Senior Member
Posts: 950
Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 5:23 pm
Location: The mountains of Colorado

Return to Grateful Dead Equipment Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests