#1
Hey,
I was just wondering how the crap Adrian Belew from King Crimson makes his guitar squeal like that??
He does it in Elephant talk, and Frame by Frame a bit too, probably in some other songs as well.

Here's the song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFrT49daPCQ


And here's him doing it live, sorry it's so bad quality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76eoyyem2K8


Sorry if I'm just being stupid; I'm actaully a bassist and don't know alot about guitars, I'm just curious

Thanks,
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#4
its just some effect he puts on his guitar while he slides up the fret board
#6
Quote by Harrisfun
its just some effect he puts on his guitar while he slides up the fret board


Yeah thats what I thought, but what sort of effects make something sound like that??!
#8
You can do it with the floyd rose too. Do it the herman li way lol
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#9
Awww
I thought this was gonna be a lol troll thread.
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#10
The Herman Li way? No don't think so, that guy needs to stop thinking its cool to make goofy Pac-Man noises.
If you wanna hear a real elephant check out Eddie Van Halen do it, like in this video at 1:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIY86LO-z8g

Turn off volume and hit your natural harmonics at 5th fret G string, 7th fret B string and 12th fret e string. Lower your whammy bar and while you raise it turn on the volume at the same time. Lots of gain is a must.
What I really wanna know is how he gets that horse sound to come off so clear and great sounding
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#12
Eddie Van Halen 1986
Herman Li 2006

Hmm...wonder where he got it from. Besides, I think you should do it on the 3 harmonics, sounds more full
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#13
Quote by DSOTM80
Eddie Van Halen 1986
Herman Li 2006

Hmm...wonder where he got it from. Besides, I think you should do it on the 3 harmonics, sounds more full



I never said he did it first, but doing it the Herman Li way would have certainly sufficed because they´re the same way.
#14
Another very simple way...Drop whammy, play two notes at a time 1/2 step apart, (ex: G string 15th fret, B string 12th fret) raise whammy, use lots of distortion. You can bend one of the notes up to a half step.
Last edited by Tempoe at Nov 15, 2009,
#16
[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']put down the guitar, play a trumpet.

This or guy before this.

Floyd is godly to this hehe.
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#17
Hi people. What Adrian Belew uses to emulate the sound of an elephant is just fuzz and a flanger set to modulate the sound in long vawes. But you can also get the similar effect with a distorsion and using a perticular finger tachnique which I explained at my page www.guitarsoundeffects.com

Here is th link with my elephant attempt


http://www.guitarsoundeffects.com/adrian-belew-elephant-talk

Hope that helps

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