"Tumbling Dice" intro; How to get the tone?

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  1. macmeda

    macmeda Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm wondering what was used for the overdriven / distortion effect on the Tumbling Dice intro. May be the same for the whole song ?
    Low watt amp , cranked, single coils, boost,???

    Thanks
     
  2. dmagalhaes

    dmagalhaes Supporting Member

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    Tele Custom (Neck Pickup) into a Silverface Deluxe, Bandmaster or Vibrolux Reverb with the volume around 5. Capo on 4th fret. Works for me.
     
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    SlowJoeCrow Silver Supporting Member

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    Tele tuned to open G, capo 4th fret as mentioned above. Cookin' low watt amp is nice. If not, I've used a Blues Drive with the gain knob around 9-10 o'clock. Sounded pretty good to me.

    John in San Diego
     
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    27sauce Supporting Member

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    He used a Le Paul TV on the record.
    So if you want to sound like the record, use a P-90. If you want to sound like Keith live, then use a Tele with a HB in the neck position in the middle position.
     
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    Thanks John- Forgot to mention Open G:jo
     
  6. macmeda

    macmeda Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys.
    Hey John your in San Diego, let me know when your giging next and I'll just come watch you play it.
     
  7. dmagalhaes

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    Let's not forget a bottle of Jack and several hits of heroin.
     
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    Most all pix of those sessions have the Ampeg V series amps in em. None too low watt usually pretty loud beasts. I think a lot of the tone on that record actually comes from a less than perfect recording process.
     
  9. SlowJoeCrow

    SlowJoeCrow Silver Supporting Member

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    Ha! Worked it up with some guys last year, but it was hard being Mick and Keef at the same time and the outro with the background singing always fell short. It was fun to learn though.

    I'm in a cover band that does mostly ska. 3/10 Brick by Brick.

    John in San Diego
     

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