#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOH2nnS8B8Y

just was curious about what effects he's using for this song .. Wah pedal definately but is there something else lol if u can get that kind of sound with the wah pedal alone then wow i might buy one real soon

also , he's playing pentatonic right?
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#3
Obviously there's some pretty heavy distortion going on. It's also pretty heavily compressed, I think - that's the only way to keep the volume that consistent with a lot of that fast pull-off stuff. Sounds like there's some sort of echo on it, probably a dynamic delay of some sort (which cuts the delay level when he's playing to avoid it getting too sloppy - but it's obvious on the final slide).

Might be some sort of vibe or other roto effect, hard to tell.

I didn't listen real closely, but I'm pretty sure that he's playing more than just the pentatonic notes.
#5
Quote by Bad Kharmel
he's not particularly good, most of it pentatonic, he has distortion, tape delay, and wah. (p.s. you really wanna wanna see a black guy rip on guitar look up Jordan Stanley he's one of the best players ever http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gHtPLXQOI )



lol stanley's good jazz musicians tend to be more technical/complex, i dont think eric gales is the best player out there, but his tone is an interesting one imo, dont know if he was improvising on that but it sounded nice, the tone <----
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Last edited by Marqway at Dec 22, 2011,
#6
eric gales is actually pretty good if you listen to more of his stuff. ive heard him get into jazz stuff too and he does a lot of the eric johnson type runs and whatnot. he is a bit sloppy though ill admit that. ive never really got into his music though, but i wouldnt say he isnt a good player. i dont really like his tone either. OP, there is actually a video on youtube of him going through his gear setup. i dont know if its the same as in the vid you posted though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZAlwM5v3MU&feature=related

he also does some nice playing in it imo
#7
Quote by Marqway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOH2nnS8B8Y

just was curious about what effects he's using for this song .. Wah pedal definately but is there something else lol if u can get that kind of sound with the wah pedal alone then wow i might buy one real soon

also , he's playing pentatonic right?



FX:
Distortion + Wah + Verb + delay
shred is gaudy music
#8
Quote by GuitarMunky
FX:
Distortion + Wah + Verb + delay


wow thats it?
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#9
Quote by Blind In 1 Ear
eric gales is actually pretty good if you listen to more of his stuff. ive heard him get into jazz stuff too and he does a lot of the eric johnson type runs and whatnot. he is a bit sloppy though ill admit that. ive never really got into his music though, but i wouldnt say he isnt a good player. i dont really like his tone either. OP, there is actually a video on youtube of him going through his gear setup. i dont know if its the same as in the vid you posted though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZAlwM5v3MU&feature=related

he also does some nice playing in it imo


Good work ty
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#10
Quote by Marqway
wow thats it?


I'm pretty sure he's got a compressor on there, too.
#11
Quote by HotspurJr
I'm pretty sure he's got a compressor on there, too.

well depending on how much gain he is using on his amp and pedal, it might just be compressed anyway. he probably isnt playing at a low level like the video implies. his rig is probably in the other room and playing back through monitors. you might be right though, im not really that good at spotting a compressor sound unless its clean.

EDIT: sorry this is the vid i was looking for. he uses a E.S.W. brute drive for dirty tones. i think the other vid i posted says what wah and delay he uses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyednXXI200&feature=related
Last edited by Blind In 1 Ear at Dec 22, 2011,
#12
Totally true.

I guess as it relates to Marqway's question, however, look - if you like his tone, you have to know that it's not about effects as much as it is about the guitar, amp, and player. Trying to copy a player's tone by asking what effects they're using is like trying to copy a painter's style by asking what sort of brushes he uses.
#13
Quote by Marqway
wow thats it?


Yup. Fairly typical if not cliche set-up for leads.
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