Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Jove, Feb 26, 2008.
Anyone know what's behind that tone? It's one of the cooler tones I've heard lately..
in one of the live vids...thom is using a gibson sg...maybe into a vox? idk.....great sound tho...
Sounds like a neck humbucker and a germanium fuzz to me. I'm just guessing.
I bet a lot of that sound is an overdriven mic pre
wow this whole song reminds me of Egyptian Cream by Robyn Hitchcock. anyone else hear it?
I've gotten pretty close to replicating it with my Foxx Tone Machine.
That's my guess - an overdriven board or mic pre.
I think it's germanium, too. Probably with the treble turned down.
Check out this video, I freakin' love this.
for thom's main riff i bet it's something simple like a rat with that ac30 cranked. or maybe a big muff with the sustain knob turned down. the muff never really gets clean and when you turn the sustain (distortion) knob down and the volume up you can get that broken sound. I agree that on the record it's probably overdriven mic pre's.
Don't really know for sure but that's my guess based on the type of gear they primarily use (over the counter)
Kids kids kids...your both right. It's a fuzz box AND a mic pre (in the studio).
Stupid me: i thought it might be a bass or baritone played high through a ripped speaker. Oh well, I'll have to try that on me own record.
Just FYI, Andy almost nailed that tone with a Wave Cannon
Well, I think it's pretty close imho...
Wave Cannon sounds like a Rat.
In the studio I think going direct with a fuzz would get that tone.
Live is a lil more difficult!
and roll that guitar tone knob down!
That or playing on the neck pickup (or both!)
Wave Cannon sounds actually more extreme than a Rat with that havoc switch.
I've got a JHS All American, it's basically a Rat and not sure I can get that tone with it (will give it a try though, would be fun...)
And yeah, a fuzz would probably get us there, but there are fuzzes and fuzzes
I think it sounds like it was sent straight into the desk.