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TONE NAME: VH Unlawful Detune

  • Created with: POD HD500X
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Songs from "For Unlawful..." or "Balance"
  • Band:
    Van Halen
  • Guitarist:
    Van Halen
  • Amp:
    Solo-100 Crunch
  • Style:
    Hard Rock
  • Date: 2/28/16
  • Downloads: 2802
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  • Comments:
    This is my take on the detuned EVH SLO100 sound you hear on For Unlawful... and Balance. EVH used a SLO100 and an Eventide H3000 for the stereo Detune. I approximated this with two PitchGlides in parallel paths, one set to +0.1 and other other to -0.1 (I tried the Roland Dimension model, but didn't like how it modulated). It would be better if we had finer control over the Pitchglide settings to get smaller detune values (I think 0.1 equals 10 cents? Closer to 5 cents would be better), and if we could somehow introduce 2-5ms delays to the detuned signals (like you can with an Eventide H3000 or Pitchfactor). I'm not totally happy with the SLO setup... the EQ doesn't seem quite right on the low end (a bit nasaly?) But I have had no success with the EQ models on the device - they seem to have very little effect, and if you put them after the amp they clip like crazy. Help anyone? I would LOVE if Line 6 would introduce a proper stereo detune model (e.g. the Boss PS-6 or Eventide Pitchfactor - if you agree send them a request - if enough of do this maybe they'll add it to their list). I'm new to the POD family (just bought my HD500X), so if anybody can play around and improve this patch I'd love to hear from you! Email me at philkaye at live dot ca .

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