#1
Hey everyone... the band i just joined is attempting to pull off a joe satriani like feel and tone. First of all, what chords and scales are most used by satriani and would give us something to work from? and second what effects does he use specifically? thanks
#2
Just buy an Ibanez and the Peavey Joe Satriani half stack. LOL

Well you can type his name into Wikipedia and see what that says....
#3
he uses wah a lot, and he doesnt use reverb, he uses two delays with staggered delay times to give him a reverb like effect.
Gear

Guitar:
Squier Strat

Amp:
Fender Roc Pro 1000 Half Stack

Pedals:
Digitech Bad Monkey
Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah
Digitech Cool Cat Chorus
#4
1. All of them.

2. All of them.



He's so diverse I wouldn't even know where to start.
#5
Well, first off all, good luck my man, satriani is hard to copy :P

He uses one mode the most, and thats the lydian one.
#8
Well, using legato in the lead is very important as he uses a LOT of legato.
Just experiment, using a Peavey JSX (if you're attempting his newer sound) with a basswood bodied guitar which has 2 humbuckers (preferably Joe's signiture DiMarzios) would help a lot though.
#10
Pinch harmonics. Seriously, learn how to use these to varying degrees. It's like a whole new set of dynamics in playing.

Wah.

Delay.

Delay.

Delay.

Insane knowledge of musical theory for the guitar.

Ability to apply said musical theory.

Basically, you'll need to learn how to apply each of these with skill. Especially the wah. Playing like him and coordinating the wah isn't easy.

Also, you need distortion that doesn't lose the definition in a note.
#11
Quote by ljohn
Pinch harmonics. Seriously, learn how to use these to varying degrees. It's like a whole new set of dynamics in playing.

Wah.

Delay.

Delay.

Delay.

Insane knowledge of musical theory for the guitar.

Ability to apply said musical theory.

Basically, you'll need to learn how to apply each of these with skill. Especially the wah. Playing like him and coordinating the wah isn't easy.

Also, you need distortion that doesn't lose the definition in a note.


for the distortion thing, maybe use his vox distortion pedal
#12
this thread needs some vox satchurator.

edit: beaten to it.
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#13
Here's a 2-part video where Joe talks about his take on the modes. Great stuff, I really enjoyed listening to it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTQolymKmDA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCdZwASSKuk

As far as effects go you might want to look at the new Satchurator distortion pedal to get a Satch-like distortion. He also uses two Boss delay pedals (one set for short delay and one for long) to emulate reverb. I believe he still uses Crybaby and Vox wahs. (Although Vox is making Satriani signature wah and delay pedals; people have taken pics of Joe using the prototypes on tour.)

I dont know what your amp or guitar is but depending on those maybe look at getting his pickups if you want to get really serious about it.

There's more about his gear on his Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Satriani
Last edited by B. Jammin at Dec 14, 2008,
#14
Quote by webbtje
1. All of them.

2. All of them.



He's so diverse I wouldn't even know where to start.

+1

Also, aim to be one of the most talented, tasteful guitarists in the world with a phenomenal amount of both technical ability and musical knowledge.
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