Tom Delonge/Blink-182 Sound

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by thebeatles5573, May 3, 2008.

  1. thebeatles5573

    thebeatles5573 Member

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    My band does quite a few Blink-182 covers and i'm having trouble mastering his sound. I play through a LP, so i have the buckers, but could someone suggest an od pedal that i could use to emulate it. And one that is fairly cheap as well.
     
  2. Lt_Core

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    Welcome to TGP!

    Here's an interview snippet from Tom Delonge from 2001. With that being said I can easily get his tones using my Mesa F-50 or Rivera Chubster. Most of my OD/distortion comes from an amp. Maybe a Fulltone OCD for the Marshall-type sound and a MI Audio Tube Zone for the Mesa sound.

    "Tom: I love my guitar rig! I love the way it sounds and I use it for one main reason: I think it adds the two elements of guitar sound you need to make a big fat sound. I use a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier and a Marshall JCM900. Mesa Boogies can have all that bottom end and saturation of distortion but it doesn't have that string note tone that a Marshall has. And Marshall has a lot of string note tone but none of that overdriven bottom end. So when you mix the two tones I think it sounds incredible. What I do is put the JCM900 on its clean channel and turn the gain up to 10 and I also do the same with the dirty channel on the Mesa. So you kind of have two totally different unique sounds blended in together. I run that out of 3, Mesa Boogie 4x12's."
     
  3. Johnson

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    I don't generally use pedals, but I play in a pop/punk style band similar to Blink 182. I think you can get pretty close to his style in general if you play through a 2 channel dual/triple Rectifier (the closer to 1992 the better) and a vintage 30 loaded 4x12 cab. (i realize that your looking for a pedal here though!) I don't know much about high gain pedals, but I know that mesa makes a pedal called the V-Twin that might get you closer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_kD0nSo6j0&feature=related

    But I still don't think you can beat the rectifier + 4V30 combo! Goodluck!
     
  4. Smü

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    Three 4x12 ... wow. Someone told them about the invention of a PA lately?
     
  5. Ed G.

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    It's a different world playing the stages they play compared to the gigs we play. You can get away with a lot more stage volume.
     
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    +1

    Sometimes, the bedroom players/weekend warriors forget that. That's why you don't often see them running around with the deluxe reverbs and JTM45s, or countless clones of them, during tour.
     
  7. Smü

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    Agreed. And I couldnt care less if any multimillion guitar guy has three or thirty 4x12 that he has tossed around by his roadies. Still doesn't beat a good monitor sound / in ear system, that was what I meant.

    And to be honest: I would definitely schlepp two 4x12s around if the stages we play (and the cars we have ...) would make it possible.

    :banana
     

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