#1
Songs like Purr, Kool Thing, where its pretty heavy and dirty, but the softer, smooth passages like Schizophrenia, and Teenage Riot...
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"Emocore is like, when you cry when you break a guitar string"
- Thurston Moore
#2
Single coils, fuzz, reverb, more reverb, then put that all through a spring reverb tank. Maybe some delay.


EDIT: A big part to that sound is learning to use your volume knob really well. The amps and effects they used took really well to cleaning up when you dialed back the volume. Play along with a couple songs and try controlling your gain with only your volume knob and you'll get a better idea of what to aim for.
Last edited by JustRooster at Jan 2, 2014,
#3
Quote by JustRooster
then put that all through a spring reverb tank.



Sorry for being thick, but what do you mean by this..?
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#4
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Sorry for being thick, but what do you mean by this..?

He means they use a lot of reverb. Pedals can be used to add reverb to your sound, but also a lot of amps use a spring reverb tank (literally a metal case with springs in it that vibrate), and sonic youth are known to use various delay / reverb pedals in conjunction with the reverb on their amps. JustRooster is right, use a fuzz / delay / reverb and your volume knob, and maybe try cranking a reverb pedal in front of your fuzz, and turning up your amp reverb pretty high too.
#5
there is a website that has a very in depth gear analysis. Thurston pretty much always used peavey roadmasters, a big muff and a rat, and other pedals, lee used a variety of fenders, mesas, and hiwatts, and quite a variety of pedals. both kim and thurston also use jimi hendrix octave fuzzes. also, jazz masters
#6
They actually didn't use as much reverb as you might think.

In SY, post-Daydream Nation, Thurston's basic tone was a Proco Turbo Rat or a russian style Big Muff into a Peavey Rockmaster head. In Chelsea Light Moving he's ruining his sound with shitty metal distortion pedals and his live tone sounds like mush.

Likewise, Lee's tone was from overdrives like the BJF Honey Bee and Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive through some delay (Ibanez AD-80 Analog Delay and DOD PDS2000) into a clean Fender amp like a Super Reverb.

They each had a lot of weirder pedals (Blue Box and Phaser for Thurston, Vibes and Ring Mods for Lee) but that's the basic idea.

For Daydream Nation and earlier? 6L6 Power tube distortion cleaned up with volume knobs.

for funsies, Kim's pedal setup was more in constant flux but typically included an old EHX Hot Tubes paired with a rat or some other kind of low gain overdrive like a tubescreamer and some delay.
Last edited by pinheadslts75 at Jan 2, 2014,
#7
You're correct, pinhead. If you're trying to achieve their sound without studio magic and blaring Super Reverbs at concert hall levels, reverb will help in the bedroom.