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TONE NAME: Brown Sound

  • Created with: POD Farm
  • Author:
  • Band:
    Van Halen
  • Guitarist:
    Eddie Van Halen
  • Amp:
    1968 Plexi Variac'd
  • Pickup / Position:
    Humbucker / Bridge
  • Style:
    Classic Rock
  • Date: 1/27/16
  • Downloads: 869
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    Attention POD 2.0, Flextone and HD147 owners... Your hardware doesn't do Stomp effects, so you'll hear something different than what was intended. Try increasing the Drive or choose a higher gain Amp Model to get the right sound. The other aspects of the sound should translate as expected, so you'll at least get a great starting place for tweaking.

  • Comments:
    This is as BROWN as I can make it folks, without the original gear with identical specs and the original signal path. I only wish that there was support for switching effects on and off via footswitch or I would have included a flanger for "certain songs" that shall remain unnamed. This is the closest that I can get to the swashbuckling, gun-slinging, stage-burning, city-leveling, simply revolutionary tone that ruled the earth between 1978 and 1984! This is an improved version of a tone I earlier uploaded on Customtone. This is the final (I scoff at myself for not tweaking further) version of a tone that I have been chasing since I was 10 years old. Long live the KING!

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