#1
http://youtu.be/FmrmencS8GM

Hi,

a few people have asked me to learn this song but I can't quite get the tone right..
my equipment isn't very high end but I have a roland cube 15xl and a vox multi effects pedal

If someone could just give me a bit of guidance (amp settings etc) that would be greatly appreciated!
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#2
Medium to high gain and some mids in there. Sorry I can't give you exact settings, since the only time I've seen a Cube was in a music store 6 years ago. But, when you do have the money, new amp. Something like a Marshall DSL401 or a Jet City 22H with some cab.
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#3
hmm. im getting some fender sparkley spank in there, modern EQ voicing, medium / normal crunch, nothing too high, mids, good treble, tight base, i may ball pary my go to "mids at 10 o clock to noon, mids at 1-2 PM and treble at 3 pm for that (depends on your whole rig of course), a reverb, enough to add some body and spank but not to drowned out anything or attack, perhaps even a lil bit of delay on the verse parts. im getting a little slap back or perhaps how you pick it out, prehaps more. perhaps on the bridge to the chorus and random parts im getting some delay.
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#4
I see a couple of Vox amps onstage (look at 4:02) both guitar players have Vox behind them, probably AC 30.

Bridge pickup, plenty treble and mids maybe halfway, not a lot of bass, overdrive pedal for the distortion parts, clean amp for the basic rhythm part. Probably is some reverb in there but not a lot, I didn't listen close enough to pick out delay, and the crappy speakers on my laptop don't help much...

Don't expect to duplicate the sound, just get somewhere in the ball park. Half your tone is in your fingers, no matter what you do you'll still sound like you. I gave up trying years ago, I get somewhere close to the original sound and roll with it. Even if I'm using the same amp and guitar type, I still sound like me...
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#5
that intro bit sounds like tremolo and flange (not certain)

after that it sounds like a fairly standard rock distortion type of tone

what's your guitar?
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#6
which guitar part are you trying to get? there are 2 guitars in the song and they aren't using similar settings. one is trebly with just some overdrive and a fair amount of delay on it. the other is playing power chords with a thicker tone to it (the bass is also doubling his parts for a heavier sound.

if you are trying to do both then you will drive yourself nuts as you won't get that out of one guitar.
#7
Quote by Dave_Mc
that intro bit sounds like tremolo and flange (not certain)

after that it sounds like a fairly standard rock distortion type of tone

what's your guitar?


My guitar is an ibanez art 120


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which guitar part are you trying to get? there are 2 guitars in the song and they aren't using similar settings. one is trebly with just some overdrive and a fair amount of delay on it. the other is playing power chords with a thicker tone to it (the bass is also doubling his parts for a heavier sound.

if you are trying to do both then you will drive yourself nuts as you won't get that out of one guitar.


I'm trying to play the lead parts of the song


I just want to say thankyou for all of the replies, they are much appreciated!
#8
^ yeah as monwobobbo says, two parts there (at least). there's the lighter bit which might be single coils, and the heavier bits which are probably a bridge humbucker (volume and tone controls up full on guitar) into a fairly standard fairly high gain distortion type of tone. For it, try the distortion setting on the amp and all the knobs (apart from volume, set it to how loud you need to be!) to about 12 o'clock, and tweak from there.

if you'd rather use the multifx use the clean channel on the roland and maybe try setting to a higher gain marshall amp model, again with the settings about middle of their range and tweak from there.

the other one will be harder. as i said, in the intro i heard flange and tremolo (and a bit of distortion as well, but not as much as the heavier guitar part). After that in the verse it lost the flange and maybe changed from tremolo to delay as monwobobbo said. again a bit of overdrive/distortion, but not loads (maybe use the overdrive setting on the amp, or on the multifx a lower gain marshall amp setting). and a treblier, thinner (single coil?) tone compared to the heavier guitar tone.
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#9
Clock Positions: Bass 3, Mids Maxed, Treble 1, Lead set to Metal Zone, Gain 10, Volume above 9, Power Squeezer off

On the Vox Multi-FX, in front of the cube: Utilize an overdrive of some sorts, like a tubescreamer or something. I don't know which multi your pedal is nor what is on it, but it should have some sort of overdrive. If you have the Tonelab EX, use either the "TUBE OD" or "BLUE DRIVER". The overdrive should have 3 parameters, this time in 1-10 value: Volume 10, Tone 5 (middle position I guess), Gain 1.5

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