How does Steve Miller get the sound on "Jungle Love"???

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  1. grantford

    grantford Member

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    Well? Ring modulator? Flanger???

    We're coving that tune now:BEER

    Thanks for any help!
     
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    I don't hear any modulation on that tune. Just distortion and maybe a short delay.

    The distortion quality is unique though. Very crunchy/crisp.
     
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    sound like a great strat, through a great amp, little bit of verb or slapback from the board.......
     
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    Really? Sounds almost chorus-like to me. Very unique sound on there.
     
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    He's always had great recorded Strat/single coil tone!
     
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    I read in two places on the net that it wasn't even steve playing the tune. Here's a small discussion over at the palace. They didn't have any difinitive facts, though:

    http://www.vintageamps.com/plexiboard/viewtopic.php?t=58284&highlight=miller

    Well, if anybody else has any ideas let me know. I think the slap back delay is right, but turn the song up and liten to the intro, there is something else going on for sure! (Or maybe I really am nuts!)

    :munch
     
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    I read that too in an older guitar magazine. Something about that the other guitarist started playing this tune and the song just developed around it. I think they played around with it for a few weeks while on tour during soundcheck and it came to be. I know in his Fly Like An Eagle days there were 3 or 4 guitarists on stage.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    It's in an open tuning, I know that much.

    Killer song.
     
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    Word.
    We grew up in a different time methinks.

    Awesome album.

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    I had both albums. :BEER
     
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    I got home and messed around with my delays and my 70's MXR flanger. The flanger is it for me. Turn manual, width, and speed all the way down and set regen to taste (about 11 oclock on my unit). This is REALLY close and almost sounds like there is some slapback on it at these settings as well! If you guys have a flanger like this try it out. Cool, cool sound!

    :BEER
     
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    By the way, I do think it is in an open tuning, but I just do it in standard. Probably harder this way, but no need to retune or have a special guitar at the gig this way. Does anybody here play it? How? What tuning?

    Just curious
     
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    Try this with your Flanger.:BEER
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzFONaGzT10
     
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    Always sounded like filter matrix w/ a slap delay, or a very long delay time on the (frozen) flange or a doubled guitar. That song was played to death by 1979 BTW.
     
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    I hear the delay FX but there is no "sweep" on this tune that would give away a flanger, phaser or chorus. I suppose it could be one of the above with the speed and/or regeneration set to 0 which would make it a combination very short delay/comb filter. Actually that kinda makes sense.

    It could also be a harmonizer set to to slight detune and a very short delay (10ms) but I don't know if the harmonizer was available in 1978.
     
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    I agree, flange with most of the knobs turned down, except for regeneration or feedback. I stumbled across that sound with my Liquaflange a few months ago. :AOK

    Steve
     

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