spaghetti western tones?

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  1. jmoss5347

    jmoss5347 Supporting Member

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    I want to be able to get awesome western/desert like tones out of my rig. You know, those sounds you associate with the sun beaming down and vultures circling. Im looking for recommendations for a pedal/combination of pedals that could achieve this kind of sound. I already have the wet reverb so unless there is a really good spring simulation that I dont know about then I'm probably sticking with that. My amp doesn't have spring reverb unfortunately. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Strymon Flint

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    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    fender amp with a nice splashy spring reverb

    why go high-tech? Not needed at all.
     
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    I actually already play an AVRI Jazzmaster but I don't see myself changing amps, I just don't have the funds right now. i've owned the flint before and I have considered that option again, the only thing is that I like having trem before delay but reverb after delay.
     
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    I'm confused on "Spaghetti Western Tones".

    In my mind, it's like Duane Eddy playing a clean gretsch in a canyon,(which this particular head just happens to corroborate) yet every "spaghetti western" pedal is a fuzz.

    Does anybody have a youtube clip of Fuzz in a clint eastwood movie?
     
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    if spaghetti/surf is a big commitment in you musical scene, then the amp is probably needed. If playing out, the cred of using the right amp makes a big difference to that scene...at least it did about 8 years ago when I had some exposure there.

    The Flint is about 3hundy, right?

    How much for an RV-5? or a Hardwire? Or a Spring Theory?
    They should get you in the ballpark, espec if $$ are the issue.
     
  7. 78deluxe

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    I'm pretty sure the correct answer is a mosrite fuzzrite

    What is this Strymon nonsense?
     
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    Do you have any examples of fuzz guitar in this type of music?

    I want to hear it.
     
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    Its not really a big deal for my live playing, its more for recording purposes. I really want to get a DRRI but it's just going to have to wait. I don't think fuzz is my solution here. I'm more interested in really huge sounding clean tones. Maybe my idea of spaghetti western tones is a little different as well?
     
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    Yes, many of the spaghetti western tones are rather clean with just some verb.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQGGQ-FCe_w

    But at the same time, many use some fuzz to gritty up a theme.
     
  12. wyatt

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    Basic surf guitar setup. Reverb BEFORE amp.

    You don't want an amp with on-board reverb, surf (and spaghetti western) is rooted in outboard reverb units. So, the Wet should work fine...just don't put it in a loop...get it in front of the amp. A tremolo bridge and single coils on the guitar are useful as well.

    Best example probably isn't Eastwood, but Once Upon a Time in the West.

    Guitar comes in around 1:05


    Of course there is also the remix, guitar waits until 3:30 here
     
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    After re-listening to a good number of spaghetti western themes in the past half hour, I have come to the conclusion that wahat you want out front of the amp is
































    a harmonica
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azTCWP8nZNg&list=PL1D9E1FE69F2D2EA0

    I agree, that what you generally hear is most Ennio recordings are rather clean guitars. Though there is some low fuzz like dirt on some of them.


    But check out Once Upon a Time in the West.
     
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    Yep! That is the Spaghetti Guitar tone there! That piece is f'ing incredible! :bow
     
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    Some of the guitar work in this song is an example of the kind of sound I'm looking to get. Definitely trem and verb, just dont know exactly what to go for. And again, the flint wont do it for me because I like having trem before delay and verb after delay.

     
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    LOL, I'm thinking that too!
     
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    Listen to the example at 5:05.

     
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    A Telecaster, a Fender Deluxe Reverb or Twin Reverb, a Basic Audio Pale Rider and your done. You got Verb, Tremolo, FUZZ and a twangy guitar.
     

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