Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by PrestonBrick, Mar 30, 2008.
Whats a good overdrive pedal for Buckcherry tones?
MI Audio Crunchbox.
Wow, you're on a mission, huh? Look into the Keeley Java Boost to slam your preamp. It's not an overdrive or distortion box so it won't really do much at low volume. However, once the amp starts breaking up, it'll turn it into a monster. Check it out. http://www.robertkeeley.com/product.php?id=3
I read a recent interview Keith Nelson of Buckcherry in Vintage Guitar magazine. I think he said he has used a slew of vintage marshall/park amps on previous records, but on more recent recordings, he's got the 3x10 bandmaster - like Pete Townshend, of whom Nelson is a big fan. So I would say any pedal that gives you the cranked fender amp type tones would get you close... depending on what guitar you use too, I suppose.
There are a whole bunch of pedals that supposedly do the overdriven BF or tweed thing.
I thought they used Budda amps........
Sorry, to clarify, I meant recording with in the studio. Maybe the other guy uses Budda on stage?
Last I saw, Keith Nelson was using /13 and the other guy was using Budda.
Love BuckCherry ... wish I could get my band to do some.
I always heard cranked Marshall on their CDs. Weird.
Box of Rock,Crunchbox,:BEERwhen last time you actually heard a talkbox in a song .................... Buckcherry rock!
Fetto Deluxe possibly
yeah, me too. Their first album is absolutely amazing for guitar tones, i think - and those are supposedly all old school marshalls, parks, etc.
The bandmaster is a really cool tone too. If you are a fan of the Who, you normally associate Pete Townshend using huge stacks of Marshalls and Hiwatts, played with SGs or LPs and the like.... but apparently in the studio, some of his favourite recording gear was a simple Gretsch into a bandmaster... and the albums still sound great.
I think a lot of it boils down to mic placement, room ambience/acoustics, and just knowing how to tweak your gear. I've come to realize that the studio environment can add a lot of versatility to your sound, no matter what gear you have.
And sorry, to get back to the posted question, I use a BB Preamp and that gives me some nice thick marshally tones, especially if you use a booster pedal into the BB (while keeping the gain on the BB on the lower side).
But a lot of the Buckcherry stuff is really crunchy, almost JCM 800 kind of crunchy, even though I don't think he used any of the 800s. I use a Catilinbread Hyperpak, again with a boost to add some thumping low end... really aggressive and crunchy... really love it.
Im using a LP into a JCM800. Sounds awesome already. Im always going to be looking for more though. But anyways thanks you guys!
I agree with everything here.
Its a funny thing because they dont use the same gear gig to gig. marshalls, voxs, buddas, and d/13 seem to be there mainstays though. Ive seen some Splawns and stuff in there too though.
The song with the awesome bass riff in the beginning with the synth pedal?
Chicka chicka yeaah
I know what Buckcherry is using in the studio right now.
Where did you find that? Thats awesome. Do you know what kind it is?
Crunchbox or Tube Zone, both made by MI audio. I would wander a guess that A Barber Direct Drive would do the trick too.