What effects did Billy Corgan use

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Ranster44, May 31, 2018.

  1. baseggio

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    Wow, @cookieshoes that was one of the best things I've ever read on TGP...
     
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    The H3000 i believe was responsible for all the cool delay stuff in Soma, Hummer, and Starla. its the most under the
     
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    Hummer live delay is a Korg SDD2000, not the classic Edge 3000, or the Eventide. Its on the album version of Silver**** too. The Hummer outro delay sounds like a Space Echo, which is also on Today and Geek. Butch mentioned the Space Echo. Ever since I got a SDD2000 the sounds stick out like crazy. The Eventide is definitely on Soma.
     
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  5. Jess 1971

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    Recently been listening to Machina II and really digging the guitar sounds. The sounds are so varied on this album, but he frequently gets a fuzzy shoegaze kind of tone. Maybe a Mesa amp, but I'm thinking some kind of fuzz too. Track like this sounds really cool.

     
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    People keep bring up Butch Vig and the multiple, layered guitar tracks. While that is important, Corgan pulled off very similar sounds live. Watch the live Chicago show and tell me that's not true. He's got some switcher board on stage, which I'm guessing is running pedal combos in the back.

    Anyway, if you knock his sound or his guitar playing after watching that show, you must not appreciate rock guitar playing...

     
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    He uses testosterone supplements from infowars and a My Bloody Valentine record set on mainstream.
     
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    This is great!
     
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    Underrated post.

    Corgan is a big influence of mine. He was the "EVH" of the alt. rock movement during the 90s. I really do think he's in te same echelon of the other guitar greats, but never got his shine cause he would continue to put his foot in his mouth. A much more tolerable human being niwadays though.

    Peep how this mans utilized Phaser, Flanger, Delay, Fuzz, stacked guitar tracks, pyrotechnics. His singing voice isn't good, but he learned to harness it and make it something marketable. His songwriting is incredible, and he could write classic tunes, yet flip em on their head so they come off as something alien, new, unique. His amp selection over the years...I could go on.

    Great musician. A huge influence of mine. I don't want to sound like him, but he really switched up how many people play guitars, and also caused ripples in the pedal buisiness almost three decades ago. Wow.
     
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    This is exactly why Billy is my favorite guitarist. He doesn't have to wank around for minutes playing blues scales.
     
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    Exactly. Great words.
     
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    Exactly
     
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    Is the swirling Leslie type sound on Rhinoceros a phaser or something else?

     
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    I know Billy, James, and Jeff for that matter all have used a ton of different phasers. Wondering if I could pick some SP fans' brains on one phaser to cover a wide range.

    Particular Pumpkins phaser tones I enjoy: Stand Inside Your Love, I of the Mourning, Mayonnaise, Soma. There's others, but these are among the first that come to mind. Also, can I just say Violet Rays is a super pretty sounding tune?
     
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    Billy uses a Boss PH-3 live these days to cover his entire catalogue. I just bought one and I love it.
     
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    Corgan has mellowed I think. Watched him on the joe rogan podcast and i think hes an ok guy. Back in the day i have seen him storm off stage and refuse to finish the show. Not cool.
     
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    While I am a Boss Fan boy, and not a line 6 multi effect fan, I thought he was using a Line 6 HX Effects setup these days. Who knows what the truth is...

     
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    In his most recent Rig Rundown he was using a PH-3 but it might be the Line 6 now, not sure.
     
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    Agree fully with @Jess 1971, this.
     
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