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TONE NAME: Pilot Project

  • Created with: POD HD500
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Can't Take It With You - Pyramid & Eye InThe Sky
  • Band:
    Pilot & Alan Parsons Project
  • Guitarist:
    Ian Bairnson
  • Amp:
    Brit J-800
  • Style:
  • Date: 2/5/11
  • Downloads: 1042
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  • Comments:
    This is a bit of a liberty but, it's my personal take on this excellent guitarist's tone. I've cranked it up a notch or two and stuck the FX post amp (studio style), because as Ian states on his website. "On any record up until 1981 you can be assured that I played my Les Paul Custom through a Marshall 50 head and 4x12 angle front cab. The speakers were not Celestions, I replaced them with Goodman speakers. Any Strat sounds on Project albums pre 1981 were from a 70s white Strat, which was just a part of many instruments we kept as a kind of Project arsenal. It was a truly horrible guitar! In these days we used careful mic placement for the basic sound and used the studio's effects if they were needed. I never owned a stomp box."

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