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Clips of new high gain rig... Opinions?

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by SgtThump, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. SgtThump

    SgtThump Member

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    I just made a couple of clips with a new high gain rig. I'm curious what you guys think? The only thing I'll reveal at the moment is that I'm using a Gibson Les Paul Custom with the stock 498T pickup, a Shure SM57 microphone and a Marshall 1960B cab with the stock Celestion G12T-75 speakers.

    http://www.chrissnider.net/temp/clip1.mp3
    http://www.chrissnider.net/temp/clip2.mp3

    I'm very curious what you guys think. All opinions welcome.

    PS - Pay no attention to the mindless wanking. I was improvising as I was recording, so I fumble around in some spots.

    Chris

    EDIT!!!

    Here's another variation of clip 1 above, but with the lows and highs rolled back a hair and the mids up some. I like this better myself...

    http://www.chrissnider.net/temp/clip3.mp3
     
  2. SteveVHT

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    Sounds good Chris.....
    Now you have to tell me what it is...:D:D:D
    Steve
     
  3. SgtThump

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    Thanks Steve! I will definitely tell you what it is soon... ;)

    Do you prefer clip 1 or 2 above?

    Chris
     
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    chris i the first clip sounds better it is more organic sounding the second clip sound too smooth for your sound but both sound incredible.
     
  5. SgtThump

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    Hey Jim! Thanks! I think that first clip sounds pretty bad ass. I had the rig dialed in just right, I think.

    Do you guys hear a "woofing" in the low end that should be dialed out? I don't hear it when tweaking, but I hear it when I leave for a few hours and come back to the clip.

    Chris
     
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    did not sound woofy to me but my speakers would not pick it up any ways.
     
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    Sounded woofy over here.

    Also clip 1 is better
     
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    OK i have to say that you have something to high and fizzy sounding that gives me brain seizures; possibly that's just my speakers but other things sound OK? you have decent high gain tone; a little to scooped and it reminds me to much of a dsl or a tsl. but a little obnoxious. and on to clip #2...........
     
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    OK clip 2.....I really like it a lot better not AS fizzy but still to scooped sounding, I feel you lose a lot of your power and crunch when you lose your mids Just my.000007 cents and my humble opinion.
     
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    First is most brown, second was darker
    But I'm old school and like fizzy kill their brains sounds...hehe
    Death to too much smoothy splatty sounds;)
    Liked the first the best.
     
  11. SgtThump

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    Thanks for the feedback! Do you by any chance play Bogner's or other amps that are real smooth? Most guys that like that type of tone, don't care for my high gain sounds. I think if a high gain tone is too smooth, it sounds muffled.

    There's a fine line, though. I spent quite a bit of time dialing in the tone on these clips. Sometimes, it sounded too buzzy and trebly, while other times it sounded too muffled. I tried to get right in the middle... lol...

    As far as "a little obnoxious", I guess that is kinda what I shoot for... I like it to be "in your face" balls-to-the-wall, but still Marshally sounding. Not really metal, but a nice aggressive hard rock tone.

    Thanks again!

    Chris
     
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    Thanks (part II)!!!
     
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    LOL! Thanks for the colorful description! :)
     
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    As to the woofiness, to lend credit to my claims, I have a JBL speaker system with a subwoofer. The subwoofer's bass was turned only to middle.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Keep 'em coming. :)
     
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    Count me in for diggin' the first clip the most, too. Both clips were dark sounding to me, but the first was dark in a more organic way. To my ears, the second clip sounded too muffled. The first clip had the right amount of "snap" in it.
     
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    Sounds good. Is that your Randall amp?
     
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    Nope! Not a Randall, but it does sound similar! I'll reveal the rig this evening.
     
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    1st is woofy and sorta scratchy up high

    2nd is more my taste, smoother, and it sounds like you moved the mic further away from the center on that take or something to that effect, compared to the 1st take.


    overall the top end doesn't open up dynamically enough for me, like say the sabre clips, deliverance clips, or the rocca with the bastard pedal clips.

    maybe the 75s causing the gnar gnar factor.
     
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    I haven't heard the other clips, but the tone dialed in on the deliverance is a whole different thing than what I'm trying to do with this clip. I'm going for a balls-to-the-wall high gain tone, but not so much modern NuMetal. I haven't heard the sabre or the rocca clips. Were they going for the same tone I'm shooting for in these clips?

    Chris
     

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