Dirty Tone on Radiohead's "Bodysnatchers"..

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Jove, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Jove

    Jove Member

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    Anyone know what's behind that tone? It's one of the cooler tones I've heard lately..

    Thanks!

    J
     
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  3. Dave

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    Sounds like a neck humbucker and a germanium fuzz to me. I'm just guessing.
     
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    I bet a lot of that sound is an overdriven mic pre
     
  5. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    wow this whole song reminds me of Egyptian Cream by Robyn Hitchcock. anyone else hear it?
     
  6. DOD250

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    I've gotten pretty close to replicating it with my Foxx Tone Machine.
     
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    That's my guess - an overdriven board or mic pre.
     
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    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)
     
  10. slopeshoulder

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    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.
     
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    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!
     
  13. brettmoor

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    and roll that guitar tone knob down!
     
  14. Freeblade

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    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 :D
     
  15. Futureadvocate

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    I think it sounds like it was sent straight into the desk.
     

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