Tom Scholz Rockman Boston Tone

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    • #114451
      Securb
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      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.  

    • #147724
      trebleboost7
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      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….

    • #147743
      trebleboost7
      Member

      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.

    • #147751
      trebleboost7
      Member

      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.

    • #147762
      Securb
      Participant

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

    • #147790
      trebleboost7
      Member

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

    • #149906
      Securb
      Participant

      Nice suggestions I am going to give them a try tonight. 

    • #158428
      dogman
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      Hey there good people. I thought I’d revive this thread since I’m new to the H-9 and also trying to nail that signature Boston tone & harmonies too.

      Any help with settings or presets would be much appreciated.

      Thanks

       

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