Tom Morello’s Talk Box

Tom Morello used a Talkbox effect on the song “Guerrilla Radio” from RATMs album The Battle of Los Angeles released in 1996, and on the solo on “Wake Up” released in 1992.

As far as “Guerilla Radio” goes, the effect can be heard on the solo, which consists of two tracks – one recorded with the talk box, and the other with the Digitech WH-1 Whammy set one octave up.

The phased sound before the solo is an Electro-Harmonix Small Stone. The solo is two tracks. On one part I’m using a Talk Box and triggering the notes with the toggle switch. The second part is the Whammy pedal set one octave up, with a wah and the toggle switch effect.

On the main riff there are two guitars – the Tele on the neck pickup, and a Les Paul overdub.

Tom Morello, Guitar Player – July 2000

Unfortunately, the exact model of the talk box is unknown.


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