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Tree63 Tone

JohnLutz

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Saw Tree63 last night on www.day7.tv. The tone on "Blessed Be Your Name" was huge... vibrato and delay at least. Has anyone seen John's live setup?
 

bobotwt

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John,

I believe I've read that he uses Vox ac30's. I like his tone as well. I saw them live when they first came out. They were outstanding. They did some great Police covers also. My drummer always wants me to do "King" during worship but it is SO high.
 

JohnLutz

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Tree63 starts at around 38 minutes. If you choose RealPlayer and then right click and "Play in real Player", you can move the slider to jump ahead.

Looks like he was playing a 335 through a Marshall. There were a couple of shots where you could see the pedal board. Looked like there were some jumbo sized pedals on there. Echoczar???

"Blessed Be Your Name" is at 46:30.

Bass tremolo?
 

Twin63

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I saw them in April with Paul Coleman and Building 429. I was able to get pretty close to the stage. There was a lot of gear on stage, but from what I could tell he was playing through a Marshall head (not sure what model). Pedalwise, I saw a few Boss pedals - couldn't make out the rest. He played a Firebird most of the show and his tone was great.
 

bluescube

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I actually worked with Tree63 on a concert. He uses a Marshall JCM800 head and cab along with a Line6 POD-PRO. We mixed the Line6 in along with the Marshall cab miked. He also used a THD Hotplate.
 

JohnLutz

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Cool. I wonder if he got a new toy. I can't imagine the POD sounding as big as the sound he got on the video I mentioned above.

I just read an interview with Lincoln Brewster. He's using a POD XT Live. I guess if I could play as good as him, the pedals wouldn't matter so much. :)
 

bobotwt

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I second that, John. Linconln is a monster player and one of my favorites. I try to do at least one of his songs each week during worship. I don't know how he gets such great tone from the XT Live. I tried one and just couldn't warm up to it. I would like to try again as I'm sure it just takes time to tweak. I think you really have to do some serious eq adjusting to get it sounding right. Have you heard his new live cd? Its one of the best cds I've heard in a long time.

Josh
 

JohnLutz

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I still need to pick up the new CD. I heard there are some cool videos on there (or the corresponding worship tools kit).

Lincoln said he played along with a bunch of his favorite worship songs and then went back at tweaked the POD until the sounds matched the original recording. It would be nice to get those patches I suppose. We still wouldn't sound like him though. ;)
 

bobotwt

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John,

Where was this interview at?

Oh, by the way, there is a christian musician summit in Seattle next month. Lincoln is gonna be there along with tons of other great players and worship leaders. I'm still not sure if I'm gonna be able to make it due to funds, but I'm gonna try. It would be cool to hook up with some Gear Page forumites there. Here is a link.

http://www.christianmusiciansummit.com/templates/cuscms/default.asp?id=32393

Josh
 

JohnLutz

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The interview was in "Worship Musician" magazine.

That summit looks really cool. Unfortunately, I'll be on a business trip.

John
 

Twin63

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John & Josh - Lincoln Brewster is one of my favorites too. His website has been updated, but he still has a FAQ section on his Gearpage. It looks like he's been using a POD since his debut album, both live and in the studio. He seems pretty eclectic with his gear (Fender, Budda, Line6, Rocktron, etc.). I agree with you guys - he could probably get great tone with about anything!

Keith
 

reachjkh

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My guess is that Lincoln likes the XTPro partly so he can easily make it a carry-on item on the airplane. That's a big concern for traveling worship leaders and such. Big pedal boards get checked.
 

JohnnyM

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I know John from Tree63, I am from South Africa too and
he is using a jcm800 head and moslty boss pedals and
a rat. he also has a hotplate.
 

bobotwt

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Twin63,

Where are you in Tennessee? I'm in Dickson just outside of Nashville.
 

JohnLutz

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So is he using a BOSS delay? Mine sure doesn't drip with warmth like his.

John
 

Twin63

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Originally posted by bobotwt
Twin63,

Where are you in Tennessee? I'm in Dickson just outside of Nashville.
I'm in Kingsport (tri-cities). I'm probably 4 hours NE of you? Glad to find someone local.
 

bobotwt

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I have some friends up there in the tri-cities area. Yeah I moved down here from Cookeville a few months ago to be worship leader at a church plant.
 

JohnnyM

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yes, a boss dd-6 but he does have a line 6 too.
when i saw them live the last time, he mostly used
the boss delay with a chorus on too.

His tone wasn't as good when he used the pod pro
setup, much prefer it with just the marshall.

My friend just spent a few days with them in the studio.
His best friend is their new drummer and he said they
had tons of guitars and amps in the studio.
 




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