#1
So, Ive really wanted to get a My Bloody Valentine tone for a while now, and I think Ive decided on two thinks to get me a good way there. One of the things I was thinking about getting was a Boss Heavy Metal (for distortion, I hear that this can be good for the heavier shoegaze tones). The other was a reverse delay, but I dont know where to get one of those. Any comments on the distortion or ideas on reverse delay, or even any other suggestions?
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Pitchblack - Fulltone Octafuzz - Hardwire OD - Blakemore Effects Deus Ex Machina - MXR Micro Chorus - Diamond Memory Lane Jr - EHX SMMH - Neunaber Wet
#3
First thing's first, to get their tone you have to slit your wrists a little and cry a river onto your guitar!..


I kid, I kid, sorry haven't heard their music, don't even know what style they are (joke above assumed emo..).
I just couldn't resist.


Oh, put your flame shield on if you really want that boss metal pedal.
After listening to a few songs I found on the web, seems like what you want is a high gain marshall type tone.
Last edited by _Sanitarium_ at Jan 31, 2009,
#5
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could not be more wrong


I know, I stand corrected. Looked them up and they're a very interesting sounding band.
Not my style though. Oh, original post edited btw.
#6
Quote by _Sanitarium_
First thing's first, to get their tone you have to slit your wrists a little and cry a river onto your guitar!..


I kid, I kid, sorry haven't heard their music, don't even know what style they are (joke above assumed emo..).
I just couldn't resist.


Oh, put your flame shield on if you really want that boss metal pedal.
After listening to a few songs I found on the web, seems like what you want is a high gain marshall type tone.





EDIT:^ I take back half my facepalm But still

And yeah, basically what Nightraven said - experimenting is the way forward really!
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Last edited by cmakkidguitar at Jan 31, 2009,
#7
I have no clue what Kevin Shields runs for amps in studio, but live he and Belinda used Marshal JCM900s and ran ADA MP-1 preamps in case they had to use backline or rental gear. I believe the old Boss HM-2 was pretty important for the heavier sounds, and I'd assume using a Big Muff would also help for fuzzier stuff. Probably the most important effect is his reverse reverb, courtesy of a Yamaha SPX-90, which is an old rack unit.

If you want, check out the Gear for Post Rock thread, there have been quite a few inquires about the MBV sound in there with some good answers.
#8
Before you do anything, you have to be able to play at irresponsible volumes.
#9
whatever pedal you use, whatever gear you use make sure its LOUD.



Big Muff is always a good choice.

Reverb wise, the new Digitech Hardwire RV-7 would be a good choice. I've only heard good things about it and it has a reverse reverb setting.
Last edited by Miss G at Jan 31, 2009,