moredelay123
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Join date: Jan 2013
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#1
Hi guys,

I really love the song "Central" by John Frusciante (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv0KaRJEbVs) especially the part @ 1:03 hits me ... my question is: "How does he produce this particular sound?"

I´ve tried to imitate this sound by pushing the volume pedal and adding some reverse and hall but it did not work out the way I wanted to

If someone could help... you would definitely made my day ... thanks
moredelay123
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Join date: Jan 2013
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#2
Before I forget... could you also tell me the effect being used @3:29 that would be nice
SupermanDT
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#3
i love this song also alot of johns work really touches me in how out of the box he is. as to the over all sound i think it starts with a guitar with the tone knob rolled back on a single coil that he slowly rolls in or he probably has a tone pedal for it. as for the 1:03 part i think it might be his synthesis but that is my guess there is a vibrating magnet thing that will make a string sustain as long as you hold it on it but i think it sounds more like a synth or a butt load of effects. the 3:29 part is pry the tone turned way down with a fuzz pedal in there to make it super deep and maybe an octaver in there too to drop the tone. i cant check cuz my rig is at home and im stationed away due to the army. hope i could help and its cool to see other ppl like this stuff too. ive really enjoyed alot of it and hope he continues to produce music.
Mephaphil
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#4
It's a great song. You both have good taste!

As for the 'vibrating magnet thing' Do you mean an E-Bow?
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SupermanDT
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#5
yes!! e-bow is what i meant my friend has one but i couldnt think of the name
Mephaphil
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#6
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yes!! e-bow is what i meant my friend has one but i couldnt think of the name


I've looked a few times at them but haven't bothered to actually play one.

How are they?
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SupermanDT
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#7
they are really cool but kind of impractical due to how hard it is to get on the right string and in the right spot but im sure John coulda pulled it off but my guess is that he uses a synthasizer not an e-bow