#2
For EJ, what nightraven said. You have to couple it with other effects as well, probably reverb, chorus and delay.

I too want that sound. Isn't happening for a bit, yet.
#3
ynwie malmsteen uses a pedal that gets that effect, look at his gear and see if you can find it
#4
Er...Violins aren't typically associated with distorted sounds

If you've heard a solo with a violin-esque sound, that's from manipulation of the guitar's volume pot (or with a volume pedal). Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, Brian May and Robert Fripp use the technique a lot.
#8
How to get the wonderful violin tone?

Then you're looking at Eric Johnson's tone. I've been able to copy his tone for 95% using this;

BK Butler Tube Driver (medium gain setting, set the EQ before 9 o clock) --> Fulltone RTO (medium gain setting, this way it sounds like a cranked amp) --> EHX Deluxe memory man.

Basically the way to get that tone is by using the Tube Driver in combination with a tube amp which is pushed very hard. EJ uses a Marshall. If you want your amp to be clean however, you could use an overdrive pedal as the second gain stage, instead of a cranked amp.
#10
I would buy the real deal.. I mean, BK Butler is not gonna make them for a long time now. So I'd buy one before he quits. (The tube drivers will be worth A LOT in 20 years time). And yes, the price tag is pretty hefty. But compared to several other boutique pedal makers, it's definitely worth the money. It's a good investment, especially since it's value is very likely to increase...
#11
go get a 200lbs of tone by lovepedal, perfect for you
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#12
This video shows you how Joe does the violin thing http://uk.youtube.com/watchv=wluTsVh46_E its towards the end.


Quote by kyle62
Er...Violins aren't typically associated with distorted sounds

If you've heard a solo with a violin-esque sound, that's from manipulation of the guitar's volume pot (or with a volume pedal). Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, Brian May and Robert Fripp use the technique a lot.
#13
Well, what is it about the violin that makes it sound so violinear?
1) A soft attack, or no attack at all. Unlike a guitar, which produces a loud twang and then fades gradually, every note on a violin starts quietly and quickly rises in volume. It remains about the same volume for the whole duration of the note.
2) A violin produces a LOT of overtones, more than a clean guitar sound.

Thus, I would suggest using a smooth-sounding fuzz pedal. That would produce a lot of overtones while still having a smooth overall feel, while the compression as a side effect of the gain boost would result in a less evident dynamic attack.
It wouldn't sound exactly like a violin, but more like some weird electric psychadelic violin. From outer space.

And how is taht not cool?

I recommend the Big Muff
#14
Quote by nightraven
^ the lovepedal 200lbs of tone would be a better choice than the big muff imo

K.
I don't know much about boutique pedals, so I'll take your word for it.
Does it have a dense, harmonically saturated sound?
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#15
Quote by nightraven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k6tF0s0lNs listen for yourself, it's designed to be violin-like

Yeah, I just watched that. Even though it is a pretty hefty fuzz tone, it doesn't sound all that violinear. I guess if you play single notes, it'll sound more like it. You don't often play the blues on a violin.