Effects pedal(s) for Bee Gees "Night Fever)


jimcunn414
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02/15/2024 1:51 pm

I've got the chords worked out for "Night Fever," but can't figure out what effects pedals are being used. Assume a "wah-wah" is involved, but "what else?" Also, is one guitar playing just chords and another guitar providing the effects?" Would appreciate any assistance as our group would like to incorporate the song into our playlist. Jim C.


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ChristopherSchlegel
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02/15/2024 2:13 pm

Sounds like one guitar is playing that 1/16th note funky part with the wah.  Then another clean guitar enters playing upbeat staccato chord stabs.  When the vocals enter the clean guitar hits long held chords with a little drive & sustain.  In the post-chorus section the wah guitar changes to slow sweeping instead of wah-ka-wah-ka.


So you can probably do it with 2 guitars.  The wah guitar & the other guitar switching between clean staccato chord stabs & engaging a slight overdrive (or turn up the volume) then back down for the clean sections.


There is quite a bit of swirly, sweeping sound from a synth or two.  And of course the string section.  So you might want to use a chorus or phaser on the clean guitar to mimic those timbres for those sections.


Anders covers using a wah pedal in this tutorial.


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1620


This tutorial covers performing with pedals.


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/2609/


And this one covers using the volume knob to get different timbres.


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/2290/


Great tune!  Have fun with it!


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03/05/2024 3:49 am

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