Freddie Cowan - The Vaccines

These eight patches from guitarist Freddie Cowan of The Vaccines are inspired from their album tracks and his live rig, carefully recreated on the BOSS GT-100 for you to download.

Freddie Cowan -- The Vaccines are a platinum selling English indie rock band, formed in West London in 2010 by Justin Young (lead vocals, guitar), Freddie Cowan (lead guitar, vocals), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals) and Pete Robertson (drums, vocals). The band have toured extensively, playing with and opening up for acts such as The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse amongst others. The band's debut album was the best-selling debut album of 2011, drawing comparisons to The Ramones and The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band themselves have said that their influences range from "'50s rock 'n' roll through to '80s American hardcore, and a lot of good pop music

Live Set

1Want You So Bad Delay A fast digital delay sound with a long feedback designed to fill out the guitar sound without resorting to heavier distortion or reverb taken from the recording of the track 'Want you so bad'
2I Always Knew VibratoA clean smooth vibrato sound created in search of replicating the original BOSS VB-2 used for the track 'I Always Knew' from the album 'Come of Age'.
3If You WannaA live patch to replicate the sound of three guitars played in different octaves on the original recording of 'If You Wanna'. It comprises of octave up, octave down and a reflective delay to give a very full sound.
4Handsome SlapbackThis patch is from the song Handsome and is a bright, modernised slap back echo sound from the famous Space Echo with some added octave
5Melody C ReverbThis is a nice simple clean sound with reverb and a touch of mellow delay to make the sound less jangly from the hit song 'Melody Calling'
6Blow It UpA 'chaotic' patch used during live performances of the track 'Blow It Up'. It is a heavily effected patch used in conjunction with the volume pedal that incorporates fuzz, reverb and a deep tremolo
7Post BUP ReverbA real signature 'The Vaccines' guitar sound from the hit single 'Post Break Up Sex', simple and effective with lots of reverb.
8Bad Mood Fuzz DThe lead guitar sound from the track 'Bad Mood', a long delay with fuzzy distortion for a nice sustained sound.
*This live set was created with GT-100.
*These patches reproduce each sound as described above, but not perfectly reproduce the originals.

To use this liveset, please install the BOSS TONE STUDIO application dedicated to your product. Please check the supported product list and download the matching BOSS TONE STUDIO for your product.


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