#1
I'm about to try to make a recording of Tool's Vicarious and I need some help getting remotely close to Adam's tone. I have a Schecter Hellraiser equipped with Dimarzios (a D-Sonic and a PAF Joe) and a Line 6 Vetta II. Any help you could offer me would be most appreciated.
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#2
Hard tone to duplicate, imo. It's not the typical metal distortion, in fact, it's not very gain'ish at all, and moreso focuses on the specific equipment he has and how he dials it. He uses a Marshall bass amp, a Diesel amp, and a Mesa Boogie, playing a silverburst Les Paul. That probably does you no good whatsoever, but, he plays with his mids and highs turned up and his bass turned down. Good luck, haha.
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Jackson King V Professional Std. (Seymour Duncan Invaders)
Mesa/Boogie Nomad 55
Mesa/Boogie 412 Recto. O/S Cabinet
Boss ME-50
MXR 10-Band EQ
#3
^his tone seems really bassy to me. it sounds like he uses a lot of bass and mids and keeps the treble around 1 or 2 o'clock. but yeah, it's going to be hard getting his tone without the marshall, diezel, and mesa.
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#4
The thing with his tone is that when it's isolated, it doesn't sound good. It only sounds good when used in a full band (like a lot of good tones)
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#5
I think I also read he uses an EMG and a Dimarzio...I forget which position for which, but yeah, his tone's gonna be almost impossible to replicate, haha
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Schecter C-1+ w/ Seymour duncan Jazz (neck) and Full Shred (bridge), with Sperzels
B-52 LG-100A 4x12 half stack
Rogue LX405 Bass
Yamaha classical
Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
#6
His pickups are custom wound Seymour Duncans based on the JB and Jazz. He uses lots of bass and mids but uses a multi amp setup emphasizing different frequency ranges to keep it nice and clear.
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#7
Yeahhhh I've pretty much given up trying to replicate it now. Thanks anyway, guys.
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#8
try the diamondplate amp model, its got that bassy sound to it
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

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#9
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
try the diamondplate amp model, its got that bassy sound to it

is that a mesa based model?
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GK 410SBX Cab
Sansamp 3 Ch. DI
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#10
yeah its the triple rectifier
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#11
that'd probably get you fairly close.
MM Stingray
MIA P Bass
MIM Jazz Bass
GK 700RB-II Head
GK 410SBX Cab
Sansamp 3 Ch. DI
Crybaby Bass Wah
Bass Big Muff
DD3 Delay

MIA Strat
Nashville Tele
Martin 00015M
Hot Rod Deluxe
Big Muff
DS1
Hendrix Crybaby Wah