Tone Report Weekly 184 - Page 14

pedals and effects 14 TONE TALK // Andy Summers’s pedalboard appeared quite exotic at the time the Police began gaining notoriety, and much attention was devoted to it, but by today’s standards, it probably seems fairly pedestrian. His primary stompboxes were an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress, a Mu-Tron III envelope follower for auto-wah sounds, an MXR Analog Delay, MXR Dyna Comp, MXR Phase 90 (see “Hole in My Life”), and what Andy has only referred to on record as an “MXR fuzz,” which is presumed by most experts to be an Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic: The Guitar Sound of Andy Summers