Jim Martin Amp on Faith No More Real Thing Album

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  1. kruts

    kruts Member

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    What amp was Jim using on this album to get his unreal tone? It is very midrange/throaty.
     
  2. mcgriff420

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    I love his tone too, but it sounds like a Flying V into a Marshall to me.

    It may have been heavily eq'd to fit in with the keyboard too.


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    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Impossible. The albums release date predates the rectifier series.
     
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    I was really into that album when it came out.

    I remember him playing a Flying V w/ EMG pickups into a Mesa Mark III when I saw him live.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was a Mesa. I believe Jim turned the Metallica guys onto Mesa stuff. They are good friends. I think it was a Mk 3. Definitely not a recto.
     
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    I am sure that Big Jim Martin was a V into a Marshall jcm800 ( or maybe 900) at that time - saw them a bunch of times including the Brixton Academy recording of the DVD and it certainly appeared to be Marshalls........don't recall any boogies on stage at that point.
     
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    Man, just by the tone, I would've swore that was a Marshall JCM 800 rather than a Boogie.

    I liked his tone on Angel Dust even better listen to 'Everything's Ruined'. It's similar to the tone on Real Thing but thicker. It might just be better production.
     
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    JMP marshalls 100w and flying V 70's thats what it is and sounds like
     
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    Sounds also like it was a Marshall goosed by something. Its' got some of that 'ready to blow' sound to it like a treble booster...
     
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    yeah,some sorta edgy goosing chainsaw tone
     
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    Uh early morning error
     
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    Got to check out the rig onstage pre-show in Detroit.
    Flying V w/DiMarzio into Marshall JMP or JCM800 through a Morley ECV (Echo-Chorus-Volume - one of the big old chrome ones). The Marshalls were very temperamental that tour, got switched to Boogies for the recording of Angel Dust and the subsequent tour.
     
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    He's an organic Pumpkin farmer in California.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    True. He shows up for the big pumpkin festival in Half moon Bay every year, and he tends to place well in the competition there.
     
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    :messedup
     
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    as others have eluded, I'd say that he used a Gibson into a boosted marshall
     
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    His tone was wicked...I also liked Trey Spruance's later on.
     
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    yes...this is what he used for the record. He switched to Mesa Mark IV heads in early 1991, and added an Eventide H3000 to his rig too.
     
  20. kruts

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    I thought it might have been heavily eq'd as well. Definitely sounds like a marshall to me on the CD. I don't hear any mesa tone.
     

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