#1
Hey guys, Haven't posted in a while.. been having a hectic summer...

I was recently watching Rob Marcello's "Old School" video here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS1g-gBiRZ8

and it occured to me that he has the exact tone I look for. very Paul Gilbertish but when He sweeps its still smooth and creamy sounding... how does he achieve this!?

A good example is at 3:13- 3:16 area.. what an awesome sweep.


is it the pickups? amp ? the way he picks?

It is also pretty similar to a vinnie moore tone.

I'd appreciate any help, thanks guys.
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#2
tis a combination of the way he picks and the equipment he's using. That sweep that you mentioned is ridiculous and if you can do it, it would probably sound like that too haha I found that pretty much anybody who sweeps starts to sound generic and all similar in my opinion.

You're also getting some Gilbert tone on there because he is harmonizing the piece to a backing track (something Paul did too).
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is it the pickups? amp ? the way he picks?


Its all three of those things. His technique is also a very important part of his sound.
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Mix of pickups, amp, and effects. Less so the picking, though the type of pick he uses will play a part
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tis a combination of the way he picks and the equipment he's using. That sweep that you mentioned is ridiculous and if you can do it, it would probably sound like that too haha I found that pretty much anybody who sweeps starts to sound generic and all similar in my opinion.

You're also getting some Gilbert tone on there because he is harmonizing the piece to a backing track (something Paul did too).



Well for the Gilbert tone I mean more of that Mean Picking sound, where you can hear each note have this chunky, percussive "Ooooo " sound. lol It's hard to describe!

I know PG uses a lot of Presence in his tone, along with some reverb and Chorus. but when I program that onto my Boss GT-10, it just sounds like ****. is it that they are always using the neck pickup ?( technique filter lol) -- even though these guys have flawless technique anyway.
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Well for the Gilbert tone I mean more of that Mean Picking sound, where you can hear each note have this chunky, percussive "Ooooo " sound. lol It's hard to describe!

I know PG uses a lot of Presence in his tone, along with some reverb and Chorus. but when I program that onto my Boss GT-10, it just sounds like ****. is it that they are always using the neck pickup ?( technique filter lol) -- even though these guys have flawless technique anyway.


No I know exactly what you mean man. I think it's just one of those things that they've developed over years of practice. Just like Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Carlos Santana--they all have a unique sound that even witht he exact same equipment you can't really replicate.

You can try picking more powerfully (attack the strings haha) and pick closer to the bridge and see if this helps. I honestly don't play like them (who can really?) so I'm not entirely sure.
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