Adam Jones tone question

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  1. Lamby

    Lamby Member

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    Does Adam use some subtle wah to get the tone in this clip from about 4:40? Or is that just the delay and his typically mid-heavy sound? I can hear him kick on the flanger at around 5:18, but don't think he's using it until that point.

     
  2. MESA/BUDDA

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    He might cock a wah and let it sit there. Another thing is that he's picking with a subtle pinch harmonic technique during that part which contributes to what you're hearing.
     
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  3. Lamby

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    Oh really? Do you know what the technique is?
     
  4. Doomrider78

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    I think my learned friend is right: It sounds like he's drawing his pick into his hand so it barely sticks out at all: Because the hand is so close to the end of the pick it touches the strings and causes subtle pinch harmonics as you play. I've just tried that and it sounds similar.
     
  5. thomas4th

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    Yeah, he looks like he's using a wah - standing directly in front of his board with one foot forward. He steps back right before hitting the flanger with his other foot, which says he's stepping off the wah to me. If he was just standing normally in front of the board, he wouldn't have had to step back to hit the flanger.
     
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  6. MESA/BUDDA

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    It's just like doing a pinch harmonic, only with less emphasis, and while picking an arpeggio...or a repeating 4 note lick, or something. That, in combination with stepping on a wah will get that quock, quock, quock, quock sound.
     
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    definitely wah and technique.
     

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