Hey everyone,

I've been spending a little time experimenting and trying to coax some interesting tones out of my guitar but I've been struggling to really find what I was looking for.

I'm talking tones like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGDGwDnJvps and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbnw-xEN_FQ

as well as some jeff beck sorts of sounds.

I actually have a Brian May replica, and I'm still struggling to replicate a lot of the sounds he makes and I just wondered if there was a sort of beginners guide to weird sounds somewhere. You know, something to get me started

Any ideas?
Try google. Also Total Guitar magazine have amp settings to help you get close to the tone on the song.

If you want to attempt to replicate his EXACT tone, buy his amp first and work from there.


Ibanez RG2550Z/SRX430
Alesis Core 1

I'm a student. I've got no time or space for an amp!
get an axe-fx (or a lesser equivalent) and go through every single setting on every single amp sim through every single cabinet until it sounds cool
modes are a social construct
I think I've explained myself badly. What I'm looking for is more a guide on how people like brian may and jeff beck manipulate their guitars to make the noises that they make as opposed to actual amp tones, it is tones that I'm looking for but in a using the guitar sort of way.
Treble booster for may. I would look at your pick attack, strings and picks. I know may used a silver coin for a lot of the recordings.
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