Aerosmith's Dream on octave effect ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassmike62, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    Listened to this song litteraly hundreds of time and only recently "heard" the effect around 3:45, repeated 3 times afterwards. Is it really an octave pedal or effect added during mixing, or is just playing a chord ? Not sure that octave pedals were often used on bass in those days...or were they ?

  2. RockDoc


    Jan 5, 2007
    (I think) that's a double stop (root + fifth) on the Db (F Eb Db). Live Hamilton sometimes plays root-fifth-octave power chords in that section (for all the chords).
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  3. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Washington, Utah
    John K Custom Basses
    it's definitely a double stop.
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  4. Yeah, I remember the first time I noticed that was only a few years back, in spite of being a big fan and having the album since about 1977. I was listening on headphones and playing along and it totally leapt out at me - :woot:!

    As I highlighted in the quotes, I play double stops like they said.

    Fun and easy song to play.
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