holy grail reverb

laanatomiadelodio  asked:

Hey, I just wanted to congratulate you on the great tones you got on Quintessential Ephemera. Especially the cleans, After The Funeral sounds so beautiful with the two guitars kinda dancing around. What reverb did you use on that? Cheers!

Thanks! That track was pretty basic – Eric used a SF Bassman 50 into a Traynor cab for his part (Nano Holy Grail for reverb), and I used a modded Valve Junior into a 2x10 with 1028Ks in it (no reverb on my setup). Most of the reverb on the track is from a studio plate that Machines With Magnets had on site.

Here’s a pic from the actual tracking of that song:

This is my pedalboard

  • Dunlop Crybaby Wah
  • Fulltone OCD Overdive
  • Big muff Pi
  • Boss DS-1 distorsion
  • Electro Harmonix small clone
  • Electro Harmonix pulsar
  • Electro Harmonix Small Tone
  • Diamond Vibrato Pedal
  • Electro Harmonix Memory Man with Hazarai
  • Electro Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
  1. Echoplex EP-4 Delay

John Frusciante’s pedals in 2002/2003 (By the Way tour)

First pic:

1 – Boss DS-2 TurboDistortion

2 – Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi USA

3 – Boss PSM-5 Switch

4 – Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb

5 – MXR Micro Amp

6 – Moog MF103 12-Stage Phaser

7 – Ibanez WH-10 Wah

8 – Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble 9 – Boss FV-50 Volume

10 – Z. Vex Fuzz Factory

11 – Fender Tube Reverb

12 – Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler

13 – Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeler

14 – Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress

15 – DigiTech PDS 1002 Digital Delay 


After playing the unholy grail through some loud amps I came to the conclusion that it needed some treble taming unless I start a JAMC cover band.
It’s reverb is real bright to start with. Add fuzz to that reverb and it can be a bit ridiculous especially on the spring setting.
So now it’s got a rat style filter on the fuzzy reverb and is a lot more controllable.

More importantly my parts order finally arrived today including some davies/daka ware knobs.
Electro Harmonix pedals just look wrong without them.