The reverb pedals at the begging of Kevin Parker’s chain are key inTame Impala’s sound/tone. I like how Kevin Parker went against traditional pedal order. That gives the guitar a more expanded, spacey and psychedelic sound and tone in the songs. This is also are complemented by an analog delay near the end of the chain.

The rest of effects fuzz, wah, phaser, flanger, filters, tremolo, etc. Deserve another post of its own.

The point is to not be afraid of the “PEDAL POLICE” and try new stuff. 

*Photos vía,, and All great blogs. 

Here are a couple of Tame Impala live concerts I like very much:




Josh Homme pedals from Them Crooked Vultures & Queens of the Stone Age. I’m looking for his 2013 pedals. Too bad Premier Guitar hasn’t done a Rig Rundown. I think Josh doesn’t want to share his tone secrets. There is now a screenshot from a clip of their studio recording. 

Their music is an inspiration for tracks I guess.