Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones

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  1. buzzp

    buzzp Member

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    I really actually can't stand the chorus of this song, but that's not the point of this thread...

    I'm after another guitar and want that tone (at least in the ballpark) in the intro guitar. Any help on that? I wanna say it sounds like a semi hollow? Nothing close to conclusive though
     
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    One of the best songs ever - a heard that part was played on an acoustic.
     
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    the verse lyrics are awesome! I think I've heard it so many damn times the chorus drives me nuts.
     
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    Hi listen to the version of Johnny Winter on And Live smoking :)
    Peace Strat58
     
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    Ditto on the acoustic. IIRC, it was played into a cheap, tube driven tape recorder with the input overdriven.

    It's in Keef's book.
     
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    It's an acoustic, recorded on a cheap Philips cassette recorder and then run through the console. Same deal with "Street Fighting Man."

    Good luck getting that sound. ;)
     
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    Keith said that this, and street fighting man, were recorded with acoustics overdriving the board (Or overdriving a smaller tape deck, I forget which)
     
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    Awesome, thanks guys!
     
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    Guitarwise, you might try a cheap Gibson acoustic from the 60s -- like an LG-1 or something. Try recording it with an SM-57 and a cheap tube mic pre, with the gain cranked. That might get pretty close.

    One the all-time great guitar tones, btw!
     
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    definitely an awesome tone. I wish it was more obtainable, someone should put THAT tone in a box!
     
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    Wait, wait, wait, what? You can't stand the chorus of this song?
     
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    Not the same sound exactly, but a P90 equipped guitar through a Fender Amp can get you in the right ball park vibe-wise
     
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    One of their best ever.
     
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    The vocals start to annoy me at the end of the song, like I said, I've listened to this particular song SO many times, and the stones in general for 20 some years
     
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    I remember hearing that a guitar in Nashville tuning was used there.
     
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    Apparently there are no electric 6 strings on that record, according to Keef, who also laments the fact that you can't buy a cassette recorder without a limiter in it. You can hear the tape wow a bit in the intro.
    Maybe a Green Bullet inside the guitar would be a good starting point.
     
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    PM Andy Z at Line 6. I think he's got a patch for that for your Pod! :p
     
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    He's just sitting on the B. Johnny one-note. That's what makes the riff work, at least to me! (I've never liked how they play it live) I've had SUCH a hard time over the years getting bass players to understand that and just do it. Ha!
     
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    for some reason I thought it was a Gibson Hummingbird (open D or E?) w/ capo, but can't remembr why. maybe becasue i heard Keith used a Hummingbird a lot and I just assumed . . . .
     

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