#1
I was wondering how all those punkrockers get that fat sound when palm muting or just playing power chords.
Also the Joe Satriani sound on unstopable momentum sounds zo full to me.

Are they using a compression pedal? Any ideas?
#2
They play nice amps, and what your hearing on recordings is multi tracks of the guitars.
Tube screamers are also used as a boost alot
What gear do you currently have?
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#3
Quote by Robbgnarly
They play nice amps, and what your hearing on recordings is multi tracks of the guitars.
Tube screamers are also used as a boost alot
What gear do you currently have?

JCM 900 112 combo and Tiny terror with Nightrain vox cabinet (112) a boss GE-7 and some other effect pedals.
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#4
Your amp (900) should have the gain and balls to get there, especially if you put your EQ in the loop and use it to help boost your levels.

the Terror can get there, but you need a boost in front of the amp. Tubescreamers work great as a boost.

Then it comes down to technique
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
As said above, its about the layering of guitars. Its always shocking to me how taking a fairly low gain tone, recording a riff once and panning all the way left, and then recording again and panning right, yields a really big, heavy and chunky sound. Not to mention when you have the rest of the bands instruments in the context. Sometimes its more than just what amp to get that sound. Id agree that your equipment should get you there
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#6
it's hard to make your guitar sound like a well produced album
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

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#7
Quote by Robbgnarly
They play nice amps, and what your hearing on recordings is multi tracks of the guitars.
Tube screamers are also used as a boost alot
What gear do you currently have?


^This

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it's hard to make your guitar sound like a well produced album


^And That

Usually all guitars are doubled (or quad in some cases) tracked to give that "wall of sound" thick body. Some guy's will record 2 different amps simultaneously to compliment each other (highs and lows). Like Robb mentioned, add an EQ and some OD to help yourself get there with your live rig. I find that when I'm trying to get the tones that I recorded, live, I usually have to crank my OD pedal up a hair bit more.

I have some pop/punk/rock recordings in my profile where I doubled tracked my JCA50H, and a EVH5150iii simultaneously.
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#8
Mod channel 2 of your JCM900 (assuming that it's the Dual Reverb). If it's not, which one is it? The Mk3 is even easier to mod, the SL/X doesn't need imodding. If you can't get a fat punk rock sound out of an SL/X, it's user error.
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#9
Ok thanks guys ! My JCM is at our rehearsal space now, I made myself a pedal that allows me to play the simultaneousley, so I might check that out and look for a tubescreamer.