CommunistBear
UG's Communist Animal
Join date: Jul 2008
327 IQ
#1
Can anyone give me some good amp settings for ska? Stuff like the Beat as well as stuff like Leftover Crack and The Specials.

I didn't find anything under the search bar.


Keep skanking.
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Mack56
mackabre
Join date: Apr 2003
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#3
if you're playing ska, you're gonna want to crank the Suck knob. that should take care of everything.
werty22
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Join date: Dec 2006
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#5
Quote by devourthekitten
Full distortion, full bass, no treble or mids. Also get a flanger.

You're retarded. You use a ring modulator for ska, not a flanger.
neidnarb11890
so bored with the USA
Join date: Mar 2006
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#6
Quote by Mack56
if you're playing ska, you're gonna want to crank the Suck knob. that should take care of everything.

devourthekitten
UG Monkey
Join date: Jul 2007
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#7
Quote by werty22
You're retarded. You use a ring modulator for ska, not a flanger.

Shut the fuck up. I've never heard a ska song that doesn't use heavy flanging/distortion.
werty22
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Join date: Dec 2006
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#8
Quote by devourthekitten
Shut the fuck up. I've never heard a ska song that doesn't use heavy flanging/distortion.

YOU shut the **** up. I'VE never heard a REAL ska song that doesn't use heavy ring modulation. I bet you listen to ****ty third-wave that all sounds the same and doesn't use ring modulation.
David_Bowie=GOD
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Join date: Feb 2008
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#15
Quote by Mack56
if you're playing ska, you're gonna want to crank the Suck knob. that should take care of everything.


I like ska, but I admit that was funny.
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#16
Quote by werty22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0n0UTunK5Y

A ring modulator is a device that makes a musical instrument sound like a dying robot.


wtf!?!

I would use that maybe for a part that lasted no more than 30 seconds in a song. It looks like you could get pretty cool sounds out of it if you messed with it, but it seems pretty pointless. Sounds like one of those really old voice changer megaphones.
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Babaca
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2002
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#17
For Leftover Crack sound, you'll need to have an amp with 2 channels - one for clean, and one for distorted. For the clean channel, you want to keep your treble around 4-6 (depending on how bright your amp can get), your mid about 8, and your bass about 6. For the distorted channel, keep your treble around 5-6, your mid cranked to 10, and your bass around 6. Also, for the clean channel, keep the gain low, you want a very clean, pure tone. For the distorted channel, you don't want your gain too high, anywhere from 3-5, depending on how ballsy your amp is.

I don't claim this to be the best guitar tone, but I did used to listen and play Leftover Crack alot and I found this to be most accurate.
Rancid Ivy
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#18
Quote by bucketned
What The Hell Is Ska Music

You should read the ska noob thread.

By ska you mean ska punk or just plain ska?
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You can steer yourself,
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You're on your own,
And you know what you know,
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bucketned
last wave rocker
Join date: Apr 2007
398 IQ
#19
Quote by Rancid Ivy
You should read the ska noob thread.

By ska you mean ska punk or just plain ska?

lawl

babaca's settings are pretty good.
I just tried them out on my amp