#1
Hi everybody,

I wonder how Guthrie made his tone on first Aristocrats album. For a lack of a better term I call it "spongy". However no matter how I try, I can't reproduce it.

I know that he used his Suhr guitar, Suhr Badger 30 and Suhr Koko boost to record this album.

Do you know how to reproduce this kind of tone?Here is an example from Sweaty Knockers.

https://soundcloud.com/alexander-drobitko/sk-1/s-siEwU


Many thanks.

Alex.
#2
he sounds like he might have the tone knob turned down a bit on his guitar?
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#3
To my ears, that sounds like a moderate amount of gain is used at the amp, but the volume knob on the guitar is turned down. And then it sounds like hes possibly picking with his fingers. In just about every video i see of guthrie govan, he utilizes his volume knob to obtain different flavors of gain. Man likes his dynamics
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#4
^ yeah if he has no treble bleed on his volume control turning the guitar's volume knob down will accomplish a similar thing to turning down the tone knob. so i guess it could be either.

either way, it has that sort of characteristic "softness" (for want of a better word) that having one of the guitar's controls turned down a bit tends to impart.

I think. My ears are terrible.

Obviously the amp etc. has to be dialled in correctly as well for that type of tone.
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#5
Guys, thanks for the tips. One more question. Which pickup position he is playing on this clip? I tend to think it is neck.
#6
sounds more to me like bridge, but i wouldn't be sure. he has pretty fancy wiring in his guitars (i think) so dear only knows what exactly he's doing
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sounds more to me like bridge, but i wouldn't be sure. he has pretty fancy wiring in his guitars (i think) so dear only knows what exactly he's doing


His Suhr model has a 5 way switch, with coil tap on the neck and bridge. So yeah haha
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#8
I read in one of his books that he dials in quite a lot of mids generally to get that kinda nasal (idk how to describe it) sound
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I read in one of his books that he dials in quite a lot of mids generally to get that kinda nasal (idk how to describe it) sound


Yeah, it sounds a bit like my Epi VJ with a vintage output humbucker and and the bright switch not engaged - very warm and middy. If I had a Suhr that sounded like that I would be wondering what I had got for my money.
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His Suhr model has a 5 way switch, with coil tap on the neck and bridge. So yeah haha


yeah
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