Make Your Guitar Sound Like a Trumpet


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Cachao
02-27-2010, 07:27 PM
Ok, this may crash and burn but I thought it would be quite interesting to see how close people can get, to making their guitar or bass sound like a trumpet, or maybe saxophone, trombone or any other brass. Or maybe just any other instrument - apart from bass or vice versa, we know that's easy :)

So, can anyone conjure anything up? Please let us know how you did it and try and record an example :)

pwrmax
02-27-2010, 07:31 PM
Pluck the strings really hard near the bridge. This works more effectively with 3 or 4 notes at once.

You can get a harp by playing high notes but plucking as close to the halfway point to the bridge as possible and letting the notes ring out.

Do the same thing for low notes to get clarinet sounds.

matt_0_5
02-27-2010, 07:31 PM
You can get a strings-ish sound fading in with a volume pedal. That's pretty cool.

JesusCrisp
02-27-2010, 07:32 PM
Play with a bigger amount of reverb, maybe some delay and do volume swells on low notes on your guitar.

sxymnky777
02-27-2010, 07:33 PM
Midi pickup

pwrmax
02-27-2010, 07:34 PM
Midi pickup
Icwutudidther :p:

SLonergan
02-27-2010, 07:34 PM
Midi pickup

Victory!

nickdohle
02-27-2010, 07:34 PM
just to be a dick, the Saxophone though made out of brass, is still considered a reed instrument. :peace:

Demonikk
02-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Fuzz, no treble, tone down, wah+volume pedal

Zhuriel
02-27-2010, 07:38 PM
I think Fuzz pedals were originally meant to do something like that. Not sure what they were supposed to imitate though.

SLonergan
02-27-2010, 07:39 PM
I think Fuzz pedals were originally meant to do something like that. Not sure what they were supposed to imitate though.

Probably a Fuzzy Amp...

Sguit
02-27-2010, 07:42 PM
e-bow

Alex Vik
02-27-2010, 07:46 PM
Roland MIDI pickup + Roland GR-20

rocknroll93
02-27-2010, 08:00 PM
Roland MIDI pickup + Roland GR-20

I want one of these.

I saw one oce. it was pretty awesome.

[[BurnTheDusk]]
02-27-2010, 08:05 PM
Fuzz was made to imitate the sound of a torn speaker being driven by a tube amplifier.
Anyway, you want a Midi system of sorts.

Look into the GR33 and GR20 by roland, very innovative technology.
I'm very fond to the use of them myself as I am quite a big King Crimson fan.

rockfreak611
02-27-2010, 08:22 PM
]']Fuzz was made to imitate the sound of a torn speaker being driven by a tube amplifier.
Anyway, you want a Midi system of sorts.

yeah but listen to the fuzz tone on "Walking on the Sun" by Smash Mouth or "Spirit in the Sky" . Those tones sound nearly identical to a horned instrument. So all you really need is a good fuzz pedal.

oh yeah and that roland pickup is over 700 USD :eek: . a good fuzz pedal is around 150 :). huge difference in price

[[BurnTheDusk]]
02-27-2010, 08:30 PM
I beg to differ.

If you read the entire post he states that he wants more than just horned instruments.

rockfreak611
02-27-2010, 08:37 PM
you're right. i guess i should've read more carefully

Cachao
02-28-2010, 07:37 AM
Ah cool, any chance anyone could record themselves making these sorts of sounds? Apart from midi that is :D

Aidy Damage
02-28-2010, 08:01 AM
The guitarist in my old band managed to do this on a song and I forget how he did it...

Cachao
02-28-2010, 09:27 AM
dang...

Melodic_Rocker
02-28-2010, 09:27 AM
e-bow, roll back the tone knob, and palm mute.... Although, I suppose it sounds more like a clarinet or flute, depending on how high or low you're playing.

Cachao
02-28-2010, 10:59 AM
ahh, cool - anyone got any examples?

Sampy
02-28-2010, 11:15 AM
Brian May made and entire dixieland band using just guitar for Good Company.

Starts at 2:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8oVTyAYrnE

And you can hear that on its own at 2:40 here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POsOP3TF-XY

Not possible in a live situation of course, but I thought it might interest some people.

nightraven
02-28-2010, 11:26 AM
you want an envelope filter as well just subtly opening up

ibz_bucket
02-28-2010, 11:49 AM
Midi pickup I guess. But my friend, who is a trumpet player, got this mute that completely blocks out sound but has a headphone out for silent practice. Instead of plugging headphones in, he plugged it into a guitar amp and used all sorts of effects with it. He has a POG, so he was playing trumpet an octave up, and all sorts of cool stuff. :haha:

Aidy Damage
02-28-2010, 12:12 PM
If you can find it anywhere, 'A Fine Impression Of Dying Ants' by This Is Not A Dead Transmission- the solo at the end. No envelope filter or eBow were used.

Cachao
02-28-2010, 03:44 PM
That Brian May thing is pretty extraordinary. So, has anyone tried any of this and made a recording? That's what I was mainly interested in, how people on here can emulate the sounds of different instruments - without using midi pickups :D

droppedmybrain
02-28-2010, 05:11 PM
Ebow

cxrlxscr
02-28-2010, 05:29 PM
I think the Electro-Harmonix Hog is another guitar synthesizer, you can manipulate frequencies to imitate different instruments. Maybe that could work out for you.

Cachao
02-28-2010, 05:47 PM
there seems to be a misunderstanding, I'm not really trying to emulate the sounds myself. I'm just curious as to what people can do

stratman_13
02-28-2010, 06:03 PM
Midi pickup I guess. But my friend, who is a trumpet player, got this mute that completely blocks out sound but has a headphone out for silent practice. Instead of plugging headphones in, he plugged it into a guitar amp and used all sorts of effects with it. He has a POG, so he was playing trumpet an octave up, and all sorts of cool stuff. :haha:
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marvelboy_04
02-28-2010, 06:30 PM
pog for organ sounds. analogman peppermint fuzz turned low for sitar sounds

BurstBucker Pro
02-28-2010, 06:31 PM
Just use a Les Paul... :haha:
Check this!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtdFXNIomSs