Gary Moore Tone

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  1. ButchR

    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I've been listening to Gary Moore lately and I love his tone. I know he used a '59 Les Paul and it looks like he used Marshalls on most of the stuff that I have been listening to. Does anyone know what pedals he used to get that tone?
     
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    IIRC, one of the pedals he used to use a lot was the Mk1 Marshall Guvnor. I think he's also been known to use a Tube Screamer at times.
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow! Another point for tone lives in the hands. I especially liked his tone on "Still got the blues".
     
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    He used Soldanos during that period also I beleive.
     
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    During his "Victims of the Future" days, I understand he used a JCM 800, a Strat, and a Boss DS-1. Yeah, the orange one. That was some pretty savage yet musical tone.
     
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    I read an interview with GM and he stated that he used a Marshall Bluesbraker anp with a marshall guvnor[mk1]pedal for the Still Got the Blues
     
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    That endless sustain/tone on that song has everything to do with the SLO imo.
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Maybe there is a SLO in my future!
     
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    My favorite GM album is "Blues for Greeny" (and the LIVE VSH Tape). More low-gain tone than some of his other albums. From the LIVE tape it seems he is using a couple of BFDR's and some pedals, but can't see what they are--you can hear though when he engages some delay (or possibly just the reverb in the BFDRs) and another for high gain solos with a lot of lush sustain.

    This was a great live show, GM used Peter Green's LP and Peter even shows up and comes on stage to say hi (but sadly, didn't play).
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm sure that was a great show. I'm gonna have to see that one. I also heard him do "The sky is cryin'" on Deep Tracks a few weeks ago on XM radio. It was fantastic.
     
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    I think you need a Gary Moore Signature LP Butch...........[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Gary's tone has traditionally been the classic LP into Marshall setup. He may have also ventured into Soldano's ocasionally and Tubescreamer pedals give you a distinctive bluesy tone.... but really.... for Gary's style... why would he ever need to move away from his traditional guitar>amp tube tones :D
     
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    Gay's also used strats quite a bit. He's used Marshalls mostly but did use Soldanos a while. For effects he's used DS1's, then TS9's, then TS10's as well as Marshall V1 Guv'nors and Marshall bluesbreakers. He's used Boss delays and Boss chorus units, at least through the late 70's, all of the 80's and early 90's. Beginning his blues phase (early 90's) he's started to change out his pedals more.
     
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    Not a SLO - Marshall Bluesbreaker RI with a Marshall Guvnor' (original version) hitting the front end. Oh and a '58 Les Paul (not Greeny) and Gary's hands help as well. The endless sustain has alot to do with playing LOUD
     
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    It was Bluesbreakers in the studio. Live he was using DSL100's for quite sometime live, as was Jeff beck, FWIW.
     
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    ButchR,I have to agree with you on the Hands thing.
    The wah he uses is magical.I'd love to see a gut shot of that one.
     
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    I LOVE his tone here too. Strat, not a LP.

    Gary Moore is a savage amazing guitarist, imo

     
  19. Trebor Renkluaf

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    Hmmm... I've seen some live footage of Gary from that era where he's got some Marshalls behind him. Then there's the classic clip of him jammin' with B.B. and I'm prety sure he's usin' the Soldano there.
     
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    True, and he changes things up from time to time, era to era, but through much of the early and mid 2000's it was the DSL's (live) more often than not. I know that may tweak the boutique crowd a bit, but the guy has it in his hands and he could probably tear it up on a daisy rock and a 10 watt 1985 crate combo amp.

    His version of Red House is purely amazing. Aside from some rediculous clothes, his playing was pretty devastating back in the 70's and 80's, too. His strat tone is so thick and aggressive! :huh :bow

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