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May 08, 2008

guitarist hint: Jekyll & Hyde pedal

I've had the opportunity to try out a guitar effects pedal that provides overdrive, distortion, or both: Visual Sound's Jekyll & Hyde. It's fabulous. On fairly gentle overdrive (the "Jecyll" side of the pedal) it's wonderful for that warm tone in "One" or "Pride (In the Name of Love)" after that chimey harmonic intro, and the distortion side (the "Hyde" side) will give you as much as you need for riffs in "The Fly" or the slide work on "Love and Peace (Or Else)."

I admit that this information is useful to guitar geeks only, in all likelihood, but I couldn't resist sharing it. Non-guitarists, don't panic; the vast majority of information here is for those planning U2charist services -- not necessarily just for the musicians. :)

May 8, 2008 in Guitar tips (electric), Music tips (live) | Permalink


i`ve been playing guitars for over 15 yrs, but my favourite is the acoustic electric guitar. out of all of them that i`ve had the pleasure to play, the one that really stands out is the ovation adamas 2 30th annerversary acoustic electric guitar. it has great overtones and a excellent bass range. perfect for late night jamming sessions.

Posted by: richard@acoustic electric guitar | Dec 23, 2010 12:33:15 PM

You can go with an acoustic electric and a good MXR effects pedal like a micro chorus to really bring in a truly exceptional sound... The likes of U2 at the Hollywood Bowl.

Posted by: music instruments | Aug 28, 2011 3:26:52 AM

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