Author Topic: Yet another Money For Nothing thread  (Read 1396 times)

ericohman

Yet another Money For Nothing thread
« on: June 16, 2012, 07:03:06 PM »
I did a search and it seems quite a few people have been interested in a Money For Nothing stompbox.
I was fooling around today after watching some awesome youtube videos on Mark's right hand work on that song

I took out my dusty old Colorsound Fuzz-wah, which is almost useless because the pot is really scratchy, BUT, for a fixed wah it works great :)
Just needed to put some papers to hold it in place because the pivot mechanism has loosened up over the years.

Anyway, after the wah I used the Marshall Guvnor because I couldn't really crank the Supro and disturb the neighbours.

Tokai LP, neck PU -->Colorsound Fuzz Wah (fuzz off, only wah) ->> Guvnor ->> Supro 1606b Super

I was wondering, has anyone got any sweet wah+overdrive combo for that tone? I would like to house it in a MFN pedal, building everything from scratch OR buying a wah and overdrive and take the guts out and place in a stompbox...

Today's guitar session:
Disclaimer: Harsh cell phone recording, too much distortion on the Guvnor (as usual) and slightly too much Wah octave, that said:
http://youtu.be/gDYoK9Dni1o

Mark's right hand explained:
WARNING LOUD VOLUME! The tone in this video though is nothing compared to the studio recording in my opinion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Pq_yxNQB4

Wah+Overdrive tips for his studio Money For Nothing tone, anyone?
« Last Edit: June 16, 2012, 08:23:34 PM by ericohman »
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newfish

Re: Yet another Money For Nothing thread
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 04:36:26 PM »
Wow!

Thanks for that insight.

Mark's "Money for Nothing" tone is one of those 'instantly recognisable' tones (Billy F. Gibbons too!).

The tone on your recording pretty much nails it - well done!
Happiness is a warm etchant bath.

ericohman

Re: Yet another Money For Nothing thread
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 06:30:58 PM »
Thanks!

I had a long session today and finally the finger picking can keep up to original BPM, found a great backing track to practise to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQXQKs9cV9s

I tried different combinations with different overdrives, and swapping overdrive before and after wah pedal, was quite a different result depending which order.
I was surprised though that the Guvnor is the closest, I tried the big muff (green russian tall letter), tubescreamer 808 but really the Guvnor sounded best. Got a little closer than in the youtube video with carefully dialed in knobs on both pedal and guitar.

One good thing with having the OD before the wah was that it was possible to adjust how intense octave tones you would get when you played the open g-string or fretted g (5th fret, 4th string), DUE TO the output volume level from the overdrive pedal going into the wah.
I wonder how the DOD 250 circuit would sound, that's such an easy circuit that would be perfect to build together with some simple wah-circuit, into a "money for nothing stompbox" :)

I'll let you know and maybe post another video when I play over the backtrack, I may have breadboarded the DOD 250 last year, think it's lying in the closet :D

(What I really should do though is to finish my HoneyBee pedal, "just need decals and drill holes for the jacks", everything's soldered)
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 06:44:52 PM by ericohman »
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