michau97
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2012
10 IQ
#1
Hi!
i really need help, please tell me what effect was used to play solo in Scorpions - white dove and Scorpions - rock you like a hurricane. ill be very thankful. and you can also tell me what effect is the best to play rock/metal solos. regards!
Kevin Saale
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#2
I didn't check myself, but in my experience the scorpions didn't really use any effects besides delay, reverb, and a lot of double tracking (which is a studio effect).
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Ian_the_fox
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#3
You mean the harmonization? That's a second guitar player, not an effect you can buy at a guitar shop. Well you can "simulate" it with a harmoniser pedal but those almost always sound like shit.

As for the solo tone itself, it does appear to have a subtle detune effect to it, which is essentially 2 of the same thing played together but one of them slightly off pitch to create an ensemble effect similar to chorus but far different in means of production.
Dave_Mc
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#4
Quote by michau97
and you can also tell me what effect is the best to play rock/metal solos. regards!


(reasonably) high gain tube amp with an overdrive boost pedal in front of it.
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

BobDetroit
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#5
That'd be a cranked Marshall. Aren't the Scorpions kind of known for not using effects?
Dave_Mc
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#6
yeah they have a pretty stinging tone.


sorry.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

ihartfood
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Join date: Mar 2012
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#7
haha dave well played.

Hey man, what kind of amp do you have? What effects you should be using really depend on the amp. and if you're using a modeller we can help you dial it in right.
michau97
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Join date: Dec 2012
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#8
oh kinda confused, thx everyone for help! i was thinking that the sound was just the original Marshall's distortion. Ian_the_fox, Kevin Saale You were most helpful but thank You all guys and i posted this just because im trying to record some good music using hughes and kettner and metal zone 2 effect but it sounds very very miserably, maybe You could give a piece of advice. Thx one more time!
Dave_Mc
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#10
^ what amp is it?

Quote by ihartfood
haha dave well played.


couldn't resist
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

michau97
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Join date: Dec 2012
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#12
it has pretty good distortion but i dont know how to explain what's on my mind, well its horrible for solos, it sounds like.. like the amp was in a box, its not so bad when i play power chords, but its hard to hear single notes...
Dave_Mc
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#13
how loud can you play? i'm guessing you only play at home?
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

michau97
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Join date: Dec 2012
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#14
yeah at home but i have nice parents and they let me play pretty loud, like 1/4 power, i put volume and gain on maximum (10) and master on 1/4 (2.5)
Dave_Mc
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#15
ah that's cool.

if you can stretch, a marshally-style (doesn't necessarily have to be marshall-branded) tube amp is probably what you want. with an od boost pedal.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

michau97
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#16
oh thx one more time, and last question. boost pedal doesnt change or modify the sound but only makes it louder, right?
monwobobbo
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#17
the newer stuff just used amp distortion with a little delay fopr leads and some chorus on the clean parts. pretty basic stuff. uli roth used fx on their 70s stuff like wah, fuzz and delay.
Dave_Mc
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#18
Quote by michau97
oh thx one more time, and last question. boost pedal doesnt change or modify the sound but only makes it louder, right?


no a boost will increase the distortion if run into an already dirty amp. will probably change the tone a bit, too.
Quote by crownegamers
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

Quote by dspellman
The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?