Bell Bottom Blues: Five Modern Effect Pedals That Recreate Groovy '70s Sounds
From chorus to Leslie to distortion, here are five effect pedals that recreate hot '70s sounds.
Danelectro Reel Echo
If you’re going for an authentic ‘70s sound (any part of the ‘70s, for that matter), you’ll need at least a touch of delay. And while you might consider this something of a curveball, we really like Danelectro’s Reel Echo pedal.
Low-budget rockabilly players love this thing because it provides a top-notch Cliff Gallup/Stray Cats-style slap-echo effect – but in general, its “all the good stuff minus all the annoying stuff” similarities to vintage (and/or incredibly expensive) tape echo machines makes it a winner for any kind of music.
Its long horizontal fader lets you choose the length of delay you’re after, and another switch let you choose a solid-state or tube-amp sound. There’s also a Warble switch that simulates tape-pitch deviations and a Lo-Fi control that lets you roll off the high frequencies. A lot of thought went into this thing!
NOTE: This pedal requires an AC adapter, which doesn’t come in the box; you need to buy it separately.
MSRP: $199 | Check out this pedal at danelectro.com.
You Might Also Like...
50 min 55 sec ago
1 hour 14 min ago
3 hours 16 min ago
3 hours 23 min ago
3 hours 31 min ago
3 hours 33 min ago
17 hours 39 min ago
In the Magazine
Most Commented Articles
Guitar World on Facebook
Guitar World On Twitter
GuitarWorld Listen: @Megadeth Premiere New Song, "Kingmaker" t.co/w7nVJf1Owk #HearItNow
GuitarWorld Have you heard? Blackmore's Night Premiere New Song, "The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over the Sea)" t.co/jmV1Mb2PwL #NowPlaying
GuitarWorld RT @bradangle: @JasonCNewsted just dropped by @GuitarWorld office & immediately tagged our conference room wall t.co/qyxjsc0Kxc
GuitarWorld Lesson: Learning Paganini's 16th Caprice in G Minor, Part 2 t.co/x0N0Zpf1JC Includes tablature. @WillWallner
GuitarWorld Listen: @Megadeth Premiere New Song, "Kingmaker" t.co/41XIqqcRWS #NowPlaying
GuitarWorld Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Performs and Releases Single with Stone Temple Pilots t.co/gmMewM5Plf