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pedals? the FAQ just says "a bunch of pedals"

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 10:50 PM

what pedals do paul/daniel use?

like in untitled, i know they use delay, but what kind?
and what other pedals do they use to get their sound?
i'm only interested because i play guitar.

and here in this post i sound like a confused 12 year old.
damn.



erm, thanks.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 11:43 PM

vintagespin, on Jan 20 2005, 10:50 PM, said:

what pedals do paul/daniel use?

like in untitled, i know they use delay, but what kind?
and what other pedals do they use to get their sound?
i'm only interested because i play guitar.

and here in this post i sound like a confused 12 year old.
damn.
erm, thanks.
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I wish I knew exactly as well. I love the guitar sound and I play around all the time with my pedal(s) trying to match it but it's never quite on. :(

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 07:25 AM

There was once a picture of their pedals on theinterpol.com does anyone have it to post. Paul uses a Proco rat distortion I think. I also think one or both of them use a Boss DD-6.
Can't be sure, its ages since the old message board was up with the list.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 07:34 AM

yes also think that both are using boss dd-6 or dd-3.
but one from boss

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:11 PM

Obviously they use the Fender Twin reverb, reverb as well. The amps are probably a big factor in their sound.

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Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:14 PM

Under the FAQ, it lists Daniel's eqiupment as:
Epiphone Casino
Epiphone ES-330
2x Fender Twin Reverb Amps
Various pedals

And Paul:
Black Gibson Custom Les Paul
2x Fender Pro Reverb Amp
Various pedals

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 08:34 PM

Justine, on Jan 21 2005, 01:14 PM, said:

Under the FAQ, it lists Daniel's eqiupment as:
Epiphone Casino
Epiphone ES-330
2x Fender Twin Reverb Amps
Various pedals

And Paul:
Black Gibson Custom Les Paul
2x Fender Pro Reverb Amp
Various pedals
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yeah i think its been established that they use 'various pedals'
what we're trying to figure out here is which ones.

my guess is boss dd3 and dd6, maybe RV5 or some type of reverb pedal, unless the only reverb they use is on their amps

a lot of their sound also has to do with pickup selection...
having 2 humbuckers is crucial to getting their sound.... and the selectoer switch brings important sounds... for the rythm part in untitled, you gotta keep it set in the middle position (both bridge and neck pickups), same for the beginning of obstacle 1 (for pauls part) for the other part, the lead riff that goes over the chords, you gotta use the bridge pickup

i dont own any boss delay pedals, but i know at least one has the pitch bending as heard at the end of untitled. paul puts the pedal in 'hold' mode, and then turns down the delay time knob to get the sound to 'slow down' (this is also heard at the end of karma police by radiohead)
i have an ibanez de-7 that will do a similar thing except theres no hold mode, but the pitch bending is fabulous.

im gona dig up the live on letterman video and see what i can find for pedals on the floor (anyone else hear paul mess up on the guitar like twice in this video?)

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 08:43 PM

hmm... real meager pedalboards probably because theyre only playing one song on letterman

my guess is a boss tu-2 tuner, i think i see the rat for paul, and a boss dd3 or dd6

cant tell really

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 12:27 AM

i don't think their sound/tone is too hard to emulate..they don't go overboard with pedals like some bands do. for the most part their guitar are fairly clean.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 06:01 AM

obstacle_0, on Feb 4 2005, 12:27 AM, said:

i don't think they sound/tone is too hard to emulate..they don't go overboard with pedals like some bands do. for the most part their guitar are fairly clean.
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YEs I agree.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 04:57 PM

how about effects setting? here is the only reference i found:

http://theinterpol.free.fr/audiovisuals/visual/20010825_Goeres/setlist.jpg

and i am pretty sure that they use a DD-5, not a DD-6. unless they upgraded recently. other pedals include the Boss CS-3 compression/sustainer and TR-2 tremelo. distortion is a Rat. not sure of recent pedal boards.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 07:55 PM

I found this picture of their pedals:

http://groups.msn.co...to&PhotoID=1319

I hope this link works...

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:40 PM

pepper, on Feb 4 2005, 04:55 PM, said:

I found this picture of their pedals:

http://groups.msn.co...to&PhotoID=1319

I hope this link works...
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from left to right:

Boss TU2 Chromatic Tuner
Boss DD5 (or 6) Digital Delay
Boss CS3 Compression Sustainer
MXR M133 Micro Amp
Boss GE7 7-Band Graphic Equalizer
Proco Rat2 Distortion
??? unknown 5 knob pedal ???

edit: unknown pedal might be either a vox or marshall pedal as they also use those. i've seen "vox tonebender" mentioned alot in other threads. this edit is going by info found on guitargeek.com (don't ask about gear there as they will just point you to the search)

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:49 PM

Jimi Jive, on Feb 2 2005, 05:34 PM, said:

i dont own any boss delay pedals, but i know at least one has the pitch bending as heard at the end of untitled.  paul puts the pedal in 'hold' mode, and then turns down the delay time knob to get the sound to 'slow down' (this is also heard at the end of karma police by radiohead)
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i own the dd6 and the hold mode doesn't use the delay time or feedback knob for anything. if i had to take an educated guess i would say it is a mixture of sustain or feedback and slowly turning the delay time. also reverb, obviously, to smooth out the choppy sound that turning the delay knob can give.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 11:57 AM

hah who called the TU-2 ;)


thats a nice little setup... ill see if i can figure out what that random 5 knob pedal is


i like how they have all the knob settings mapped out... its cute :)

for all my band's songs i jus remember all the settings... which aint easy when your board looks like this

http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/p/e/pez5001/jimijive/pboard3.jpg

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 11:59 AM

CudNylon, on Feb 4 2005, 11:49 PM, said:

i own the dd6 and the hold mode doesn't use the delay time or feedback knob for anything. if i had to take an educated guess i would say it is a mixture of sustain or feedback and slowly turning the delay time. also reverb, obviously, to smooth out the choppy sound that turning the delay knob can give.
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yeah maybe instead of hold he just gives it a high feedback... cuz it does sort of slowly fade out

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 12:30 PM

the band also uses a phaser/phase shifter pedal for the beggining of not even jail. but I don't think they rely too much on pedals, they also use a ebow on a couple songs.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:42 PM

the colin, on Feb 10 2005, 09:30 AM, said:

the band also uses a phaser/phase shifter pedal for the beggining of not even jail.  but I don't think they rely too much on pedals,  they also use a ebow on a couple songs.
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i would say the sound at the start of not even jail is the delay again. long feedback and turning the delay time knob up and then down (the speed up is faint). i haven't been able to recreate the exact sound but thats how it's done. it could either be that the dd-6 sounds more digital (though i thought the dd-5 and 6 are exactly the same except for extra features) or i'm just not using enough finesse when turning the knob.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 09:21 PM

CudNylon, on Feb 10 2005, 02:42 PM, said:

i would say the sound at the start of not even jail is the delay again.  long feedback and turning the delay time knob up and then down (the speed up is faint). i haven't been able to recreate the exact sound but thats how it's done. it could either be that the dd-6 sounds more digital (though i thought the dd-5 and 6 are exactly the same except for extra features) or i'm just not using enough finesse when turning the knob.
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it definately is a phaser effect. I'm in a band that knows a fair bit of interpol and we've played that song, and you might be right, it could be done with a delay, but the sound can be perfectly replicated with a phaser pedal if you tweak the phase shifting a little.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 03:50 PM

the colin, on Feb 10 2005, 10:21 PM, said:

it definately is a phaser effect.  I'm in a band that knows a fair bit of interpol and we've played that song,  and you might be right,  it could be done with a delay, but the sound can be perfectly replicated with a phaser pedal if you tweak the phase shifting a little.
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what phaser do you use?

the freq sweep is down only, not up and down like most phasers...

maybe a boss ph3


to me it sounds like a phaser going half way thru its cycle which is then repeated by a delay

although it does slow down a bit, suggesting the tweaking of a rate knob

who knows

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Posted 12 February 2005 - 05:41 AM

Justine, on Jan 21 2005, 12:14 PM, said:

Under the FAQ, it lists Daniel's eqiupment as:
Epiphone Casino
Epiphone ES-330
2x Fender Twin Reverb Amps
Various pedals

And Paul:
Black Gibson Custom Les Paul
2x Fender Pro Reverb Amp
Various pedals
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I was at their concert and noticed Daniel using an Epiphone Elitist Riviera. I have a pic but I don't know how to post it.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:50 PM

What effect does paul use at the beginning of Obstacle 1? Also he uses some other pedal when him and Daniel are doing the call and response. Does anyone know what pedals they are using for this song?

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:54 PM

Okay, this is interesting for someone like me who doesn't know anything about pedals:

what is the purpose of pedals, I don't even know what they are!

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 06:16 PM

has anyone figured out the untitled/not even jail effect yet?

also i read that they use a lot of reverse delay. what songs other than untitled do they use it on? the intro to the new?

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 10:31 PM

CudNylon, on Mar 23 2005, 07:16 PM, said:

has anyone figured out the untitled/not even jail effect yet?

also i read that they use a lot of reverse delay. what songs other than untitled do they use it on? the intro to the new?
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untitled is a delay pedal, and hes got a high feedback setting and hes taking the delay time setting and turning it up and down

i can get the same exact sound on my delay

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