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EF for 70's sound (Weather Report)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by xsubs, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. xsubs

    xsubs Working Class Hero Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    NYC & Corcaigh, √Čire
    Endorsing Artist: Hiwatt Amplification & Rotosound Strings
    Looking for the sound Alphonso Johnson had with his Precision on Weather Report's track Lusitanos on Tale Spinnin'.
    It was 1974 so I'm assuming it was a MutronIII?

    Any suggestions appreciated.
  2. Cool tune! MuTron III is a good choice but there were several others available at the time including EHX Dr Q and the rare Seamoon Funk Machine. FWIW the DOD FX25 or FX25B really cop that sound quite well.
  3. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Alphonso had an endorsement deal with the Musitronics folks, so Mutron III is a good bet.
  4. edwinhurwitz

    edwinhurwitz Supporting Member

    May 13, 2003
    Boulder, CO
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, SMS
    I'm not sure about Tailspinnin' but Cucumber Slumber is a wah wah pedal, I think one of those big chrome Morleys.
  5. beggar98


    Jan 23, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Lusitanos sounds like a Mutron to me.

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