#1
Hi!

Does anyone know how to get this guitar sound or close to it?

What are they doing to get that hollow sound?

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Cheers
Last edited by hikingmetalpunk at Jan 23, 2014,
#2
Record badly a distorted guitar with a bad sounding amp, make the signal overdrive the pre, cut the bass frequencies.
Or skip the pre overdriving thing if you already have a good distortion for that kind of genre, coming from, say, an Ampeg SS-140.
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#3
Why would you want to know?

It's not a good sound in any way.

However try:
1. use a (cheap) transistor amp with a fuzz pedal, roll off the bass and scoop out the mid
2. use a Line 6 set on Insane and ditto with the EQ
3. DI into a DAW and use a distortion / fuzz insert (JS Loser?) add a touch of phasing and EQ as above
#4
I personally like that type of guitar sound.
It has alot of character and soul to it.

Not something that is commonly heard these days.
#5
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It's not a good sound in any way.
C'm on, there's no bad sound.
That doesn't sound like a guitar but if ya ask me, that's more of a pro than a con.

Anyway yeah, try these.
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#6
I can't listen on this computer, but from the description, try this:

Set up a guitar/amp that has pretty close to the same characteristics (minus the hollow-ness).

Now, to get the hollowness:

Put it in the crappiest room you have - as defined by:
- ideally something sort of hollow sounding like wood paneling or something
- even multiple measurements - like a room 7 x 14 x 14 would be nice
- a bare floor and as little as possible in the room (lots of surfaces for sound to bounce off)

Set the mic up fairly far away from the amp - you want to record this crappy room too. Start with maybe 2 meters.

Ideally, the mic will be in one of two kinds of places:
- dead center of the room - centered length-wise, width-wise and height-wise. OR
- pointing not directly at the amp, but maybe pointing into a corner or something.

- play around with different placements like that until you find the balance of guitar vs crappy hollow-sounding room that you like.

That should get it. Some of us just get that sound by accident.

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