Need Help with Vertigo guitar tone

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Cosmic Highway, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Cosmic Highway

    Cosmic Highway Member

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    Hello,

    I'm new to this forum and this is my first post, I hope I am putting it in the right area. I'm trying to develop a juicy rock guitar tone sort of like The Edge's tone on Vertigo for a song that I wrote. I don't necessarily want to emulate his tone exactly although I wouldn't complain, but I'm just trying to find a nice juicy rock sound to use on some tunes I've written myself.

    I have a custom made tweed amp that is 50 watts and breaks up pretty well, I'm just never in a situation to turn it up loud enough to get some of that break up overdrive. I also have a Keeley compressor (4 knobs) and a ibenez tube screamer modded by Keeley. I'm open to trying and buying new pedals and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks.
     
  2. electronpirate

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    Line 6 DM4.

    I think I read somewhere he used a 'Fuzz Face' setting on one to actually record the album. Live I have no idea.
     
  3. sinasl1

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    ya definitely some sort of OD/fuzz into most likely an AC30... I had good luck with an OCD into my Concorde getting that tone... and a memory man (or echo park, or other mod delay in a pinch) will help you with the little solo break and the down bridge section that follows..
     
  4. Cosmic Highway

    Cosmic Highway Member

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    Sweet, thanks for the help guys. I think I'll check out a fuzz face as well as the line 6. What is an OCD?
     
  5. RedUK

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    Played this live a fair bit. IMO you just need an overdrive with a nice chunky bottom end - I use a modded BD-2 on about half gain - maybe a little more. Punch something else in for some ambience on those 3-note 'lead' phrases over the "All of this..." lyric (I use some delay) and you're sorted.

    For this sort of sound you can get too caught up - just play loud and have some bottom end going on and let rip.
     
  6. Rock72

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    On the intro to vertigo, the Edge actually used one or two Fender Blues Jrs.... Not sure which pedal, but it could be either a TS-9, SD-1, Ampeg Scrambler, Muff or any of his numerous dirt pedals.
     

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