Disclaimer: Our Potent Pairing series aims to get you in the ballpark of the sounds on your favorite recordings using pedals we had laying around at the time. The pedals featured are not the exact pieces of gear used on the recordings.
For our latest installment of Potent Pedal Pairings, we took on Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Petty. Having sold more than 80 million records worldwide over his 40+ year career, Petty has solidified his spot on the list of the best–selling musicians of all time.
Joe gives his best approximation for how to nail signature Tom Petty and Mike Campbell tones heard on Heartbreakers classics like "You Don't Know How It Feels," as well as Petty's own solo hits like "I Won't Back Down."
And as with previous installments, it's not just about these exact pedals. Joe shows you the broad strokes of how to get close to the sound using what's available. Try it with your own pedals, or pick up a few affordable role players to fill in the gaps.
Check out the graphics below for a closer look at each pedal's settings for every song, and click on any of the pedals to be taken to live listings on Reverb.