michau97
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#1
Hi!
i really need help, please tell me what effect was used to play solo in Scorpions - white dove and Scorpions - rock you like a hurricane. ill be very thankful. and you can also tell me what effect is the best to play rock/metal solos. regards!
Kevin Saale
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#2
I didn't check myself, but in my experience the scorpions didn't really use any effects besides delay, reverb, and a lot of double tracking (which is a studio effect).
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Ian_the_fox
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#3
You mean the harmonization? That's a second guitar player, not an effect you can buy at a guitar shop. Well you can "simulate" it with a harmoniser pedal but those almost always sound like shit.

As for the solo tone itself, it does appear to have a subtle detune effect to it, which is essentially 2 of the same thing played together but one of them slightly off pitch to create an ensemble effect similar to chorus but far different in means of production.
Dave_Mc
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#4
Quote by michau97
and you can also tell me what effect is the best to play rock/metal solos. regards!


(reasonably) high gain tube amp with an overdrive boost pedal in front of it.
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BobDetroit
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#5
That'd be a cranked Marshall. Aren't the Scorpions kind of known for not using effects?
Dave_Mc
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#6
yeah they have a pretty stinging tone.


sorry.
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ihartfood
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#7
haha dave well played.

Hey man, what kind of amp do you have? What effects you should be using really depend on the amp. and if you're using a modeller we can help you dial it in right.
michau97
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#8
oh kinda confused, thx everyone for help! i was thinking that the sound was just the original Marshall's distortion. Ian_the_fox, Kevin Saale You were most helpful but thank You all guys and i posted this just because im trying to record some good music using hughes and kettner and metal zone 2 effect but it sounds very very miserably, maybe You could give a piece of advice. Thx one more time!
michau97
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#9
almost forgotten, amp 30 watt and guitar B.C. Rich Warlock
Dave_Mc
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#10
^ what amp is it?

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michau97
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#12
it has pretty good distortion but i dont know how to explain what's on my mind, well its horrible for solos, it sounds like.. like the amp was in a box, its not so bad when i play power chords, but its hard to hear single notes...
Dave_Mc
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#13
how loud can you play? i'm guessing you only play at home?
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michau97
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#14
yeah at home but i have nice parents and they let me play pretty loud, like 1/4 power, i put volume and gain on maximum (10) and master on 1/4 (2.5)
Dave_Mc
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#15
ah that's cool.

if you can stretch, a marshally-style (doesn't necessarily have to be marshall-branded) tube amp is probably what you want. with an od boost pedal.
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michau97
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#16
oh thx one more time, and last question. boost pedal doesnt change or modify the sound but only makes it louder, right?
monwobobbo
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#17
the newer stuff just used amp distortion with a little delay fopr leads and some chorus on the clean parts. pretty basic stuff. uli roth used fx on their 70s stuff like wah, fuzz and delay.
Dave_Mc
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#18
Quote by michau97
oh thx one more time, and last question. boost pedal doesnt change or modify the sound but only makes it louder, right?


no a boost will increase the distortion if run into an already dirty amp. will probably change the tone a bit, too.
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