Gorgasmic
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Join date: Jul 2003
32 IQ
#1
Looking for any tips on how to produce a very haunting, ghostly guitar tone, something similar to old Lycia.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_nuYVu5Lts)

I just picked up a Digitech RP155 and I've produced some mediocre results by cranking the reverb, but beyond that I'm not sure what other effects I should be messing around with? I keep ending up with something that is too droney and lacking in tone.
ibanezguitars44
Tab Contributor
Join date: Jul 2004
2,916 IQ
#2
Delay and reverb

Set the delay with a good bit of repeats and set the time sorta long. Set mix to taste.

For the reverb, you want to have a lot, but not so much it takes over the tone. I usually set the mix around 6 and the decay about 5 or 7.


Basically just turn on a delay and reverb and mess with it until you like it. It's really that simple. Once you get the hang of it you'll be fine.
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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MattCox12345
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2012
1,242 IQ
#3
Chorus, Flanger, Octaver, Whammy, Phaser, Delay and Ring Modulators can make some cool scary tones.
GangsterLi
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Join date: Oct 2008
3,253 IQ
#4
Reverb as delay are the main two but o make interesting ethereal sounds, I recommend looking at using a tremolo or an octave pedal over the top.

I like to use my reverb and delay mixed with my Whammy on the setting where it adds an octave to your parts. I like to use the whammy because the tracking glitches when playing chords and it sounds really different.

When playing ethereal music, I think chords with open strings in them and sevenths work really well. If your guitar has a tremolo bridge, use that; it sounds great
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KailM
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Join date: Feb 2011
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#5
A healthy amount of reverb and delay with subtle modulation (chorus, flanger, phaser, or tremelo) over the top) has always gotten me that ambient, spacy sound. That, and a strong skill in the volume swell technique.

I can make my guitar sound like ghosts having a conversation with each other using nothing more than the aforementioned effects, my volume knobs, and my neck pickup.