Pedal Pusher

May 15, 2018 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

“Pedal Pusher” was released by the Ventures in 1964 as a track on their album “Walk Don’t Run Vol 2”, and also as a single in 1965. Song writing credit is shared by all four members.

The title comes from this being one of the first times that the Ventures employed effects pedals on their recordings — both a volume pedal and a fuzz tone were used. This was a very early use of pedals by rock guitarists. Although volume pedals were common with pedal steel players, they were still unusual with rockers. And it was not until 1965 that the Rolling Stones used a fuzz tone prominently in “Satisfaction” and made everyone aware of the sound.

My version is basically a cover of the original, although I did leave out the organ part that is in the original.


Entry filed under: bass guitar, Classic Rock, Garage Rock, Guitar, Instrumental Rock, Music, Oldies, Pro Tools, ProTools, Rock, Sibelius, Ventures, Video, Vintage Instrumentals.

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