Comoodores Easy-->How do iget that lead tone?

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  1. squeally dan

    squeally dan Member

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    I'm ok with the notes, but what is he using to get that in your face distortion? Anyone play this song. I've been playing it for years but I need to get that sound right. Some kind of fuzz?
     
  2. pete692

    pete692 Silver Supporting Member

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    Silicon fuzz-face or skreddy ?lady
     
  3. guitgator

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    well...you notice it's rather dry....hence it sounds more "in your face"

    there's definitely some compression on it...probably a MXR DynaComp being it was 70s....probably a humbucker...neck position. I'm sure someone will come up with the distortion box....that could be an MXR also
     
  4. Frank Prince

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    I'm going to guess the guitar was an ES-335.
     
  5. harmonicator

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    one of the best solos ever. simple and melodic.
     
  6. JoeB63

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    I play that one (note for note of course) at gigs. I think I read somewhere that that tone was the guitar plugged directly into the console, somehow overloading the preamp. I can't remember where I heard that though, so I may be imagining that.

    I just go for the dirtiest tone on my pedalboard. Close enough. (Actually, it sounds better -- which isn't too difficult).
     
  7. TommyMambo

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    Sounds like that to me too..
     
  8. booch

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    big muff........
     
  9. Phil M

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    It sounds like a direct recording--maybe with a fuzz in line, or maybe just overloading at the board as JoeB63 suggested.
     
  10. cvansickle

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    This is my feeling about it too. There's no "amp-ness" to the distortion, it's so smooth.
     
  11. wichita

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    Yeah its almost like Reelin' in the Years sort of a no amp vibe.
     
  12. Mayflower

    Mayflower Silver Supporting Member

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    That is exactly what I thought....Didn't want to post it, but since you said it, I will back you up on it.
     
  13. Brian Maestro

    Brian Maestro Member

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    Catalinbread V8 Fuzz Tone Engine
     
  14. JoeB63

    JoeB63 Supporting Member

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    Here's a studio recording of my band playing that tune. Skip to 2:14 if you want to avoid listening to the whole sappy tune ;).

    IIRC, I used a Carr Rambler with an OCD pedal for the dirt. I wasn't trying to match the guitar tone on the original --- just trying to get in the general region.

    http://www.lovemachineusa.com/Audio/Easy-LoveMachine.mp3


    Enjoy!
     
  15. squeally dan

    squeally dan Member

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    Sappy? I think Easy is a great song!
     
  16. JoeB63

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    OK, I like the song too. Though I would never admit that in a public forum.



    Oh Damn...
     
  17. Cuthbert

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    It was a 335 plugged directly into the board, overloading the pre's.
     
  18. straightblues

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    That is a great solo. I never really realized how overdriven that tone was. That OCD in the clips doesn't get it. I think a fuzz is required.
     
  19. speedtaco

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    I love that song and solo.
     
  20. guitbeef

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    That was gonna be my guess...or I might have guessed guitar>fuzz>direct. To me that's a good example of a peculiar guitar tone that makes the song, of course IMHO.
     

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