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Securb
Joined: Nov 13 2015
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Tom Scholz Rockman Boston Tone

November 08, 2017 - 10:02 am

I am wondering if anyone has used the H9 to get a Tom Scholz Rockman Boston Tone? If you could share your settings and experiences I would appreciate it.  

trebleboost7
Joined: Oct 27 2016
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I am with you on this pursuit

November 23, 2017 - 10:39 am

I am with you on this pursuit. I just watched guitarinteractives great overview of the pitchfuzz algo and am thinking it might get close as early on I could hear the basic distortion flavor. Add pitch to get the chorus and a little short delay and it might be the core. Might still have to play with an EQ and compressor. Tom's Graphic band EQ was pretty extreme. If I recall he really boosted 400 and 800. I had a Boss OD20 which had a 'Rockman' model but it was garbage. I used to own the X100. I think I will boilerplate Don't Look Back as it has a lot of the tonal colors I like. Keep me posted and I will do the same. An elusive sound to be sure and 8 am feeding a Vox! So I have my work cut out for me! Gonna hitch a ride on the Eventide....

trebleboost7
Joined: Oct 27 2016
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Ok - trying to match to 'Don

November 24, 2017 - 04:53 pm

Ok - trying to match to 'Don't look back'. Far from perfect but actually I like the sound nonetheless.
First off here is my setup.
A. I don't own a Les Paul. So closest I have is my SGish Wechter with SD trembuckers bridge and reverse '59 in the neck. For the main opening riff I actually set my humbucker in parallel which seemed to add a little definition but overall used the series as it sounded better for the lead lines.
B. I did use my analog alien Joe Walsh Double Classic compressor at about 4:1 ratio into my Full Drive 2 set with just bit of clean boost into the preamp of my nighttrain G2.
C. I ran the H9 as 'post' which I have in my FX loop with settings shown. I created the expression to toggle for the bridge neck humbucker darker sound. What I discovered is that my normal splash of reverb on my amp was too much and I really dialed it back to cleanup the definition.
I consider this a starting point. I am still thinking an EQ in there might get it closer
Let me know what you think. In my rig I do love the way the chords sustain and tail off.

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trebleboost7
Joined: Oct 27 2016
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Took the fulltone out of the

November 25, 2017 - 03:00 pm

Took the fulltone out of the path. Upped the preamp gain and increased the top fuzz to 42. Voices to 1.0 pitch to -10 and + 10 and turned off delay 2. Better.

Securb
Joined: Nov 13 2015
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This looks cool I will try it

November 27, 2017 - 02:42 pm

This looks cool I will try it out and get back to you 

trebleboost7
Joined: Oct 27 2016
Posts: 5

Then this just came out...

December 01, 2017 - 07:42 am

Seems pitchfuzz could do what this does - at least series option. https://www.oldbloodnoise.com/pedals/excess-distortion-chorusdelay.