b15fliptop wrote:They're all fairly similar, but I'd say the Dallas Rangemaster is the most popular. Here are the most common, and who used them:
Dallas Rangemaster: Tony Iommi, Marc Bolan, Clapton, Brian May, Rory Gallagher, Hendrix
Hornsby Skewes: Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Richie Blackmore
Colorsound Power Boost; David Gilmour, Gary Moore
Colorsound Overdriver: Jeff Beck
Being a big ol' Martin Barre fan, I've love to slap a "based on Hornsby Skewes" in front of the "HiAmp" model, and try to dial some of his tones in ....
That said, if a few "based on Laney" amp models found their way into the custom shop, that would be an ideal moment to roll out a "based on Dallas Rangemaster" stomp alongside them ....
I guess that would be more applicable to doing the Iommi thing with models of earlier Laneys; I don't think he uses a treble booster anymore with his present rig ... though I think he still has the weird and obscure Tycobrahe Parapedal wah in there. Now that
would be a fun thing to include in Amplitube.
And on the subject of "weird and obscure" as well as Coloursound, it would be awesome to have a Coloursound wah model. I've always loved the wah madness produced by Dave Brock on Hawkwind's Space Ritual album, and according to the interesting little read at http://www.starfarer.net/storyofwah.html
, this was a Coloursound wah/fuzz/swell pedal (among other things, probably into a 100w HiWatt stack).
Right, having now fully revealed my unhealthy love for '70s British heavy guitar tones, I'll leave it at that!