Listen to the intro of this song [forbidden link]
I want to be able to get my guitar to sound kind of far off like that, like it's in the background, any ideas on how i could go about doing that?
Be in a studio with a bunch of effects available to you. I've never heard anyone manage to get that kind of sound live, or at least what I think you're talking about; the link is blocked because you're a newb.
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