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#81
^I have my rig set up something like this : Ibanez GAX50 or RG320 going into a ****ty Digitech multifx, then into tubescreamer, wah/volume, smashbox, going to amp set on clean... and I can get pretty close. multifx is rarely used, then tube screamer is low gain mid range, so light distortion, wah models that tone - so you get a range of softer sounds from there already, and then a smashbox gives me the main high-gain distortion... For Matt's parts where it's more bluesy, I might use a smashbox with my guitar volume rolled back and rhythm pickup.

For time is running out, for example, I'd start off clean, and build it up something like this - clean, mild distortion (pre chorus), heavy distortion (chorus), and so on, depending on what the part sounds like. Just experiment basically, but you don't need a lot of pedals. For times when Matt uses a whammy, you could try doing some slides across the neck (I know they're massive, but that's the cool part), otherwise there isn't that much you can do unless you actuall get the pedal itself

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#83
Quote by Glen_Hansard
To be honest, I don't know how to get a good Muse tone. I know a good bit from http://musegear.fobbedoff.net/ , but I gave up trying to get it after I realised he used so much. You'll need a Fuzz pedal anyway (he uses Zvex Fuzz Factorys, I use a US made Big Muff Pi and it sounds ok), on Absolution he either uses his Fuzz Factorys or his amp's built in distortion. P90s will also help.
Just read that site and listen to some live tracks, it will give you an idea of what you need.

Thanx for the web sites. I going to buy a new amp and they all ready has some kind of distortion built in but I have to try it first. I going to buying a whammy pedal later on this year. As you say I do need a fuzz pedal. Also so you think do I need to change my guitar? I know it's a pracfica but do you think it's O.K. to do the job? Becuase I don't want to change it yet.
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#85
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What model is it?

A very basic Pacfica 012.
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#86
^It may do the job, because a lot of Matt's tone comes from the attitude as much as equipment. A lot of the sound is in the hands, so once you can get songs as close as you can with what you have, playing them on something better will in turn make you feel better

Does your pacifica have a humbucker on it? that will help somewhat

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#87
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^It may do the job, because a lot of Matt's tone comes from the attitude as much as equipment. A lot of the sound is in the hands, so once you can get songs as close as you can with what you have, playing them on something better will in turn make you feel better

Does your pacifica have a humbucker on it? that will help somewhat

Yes it has a humbucker. Anyway, I heard they will release their new album soon. I just can't wait for that.
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#88
In May. It can't wait. I'm want to take a day off just to buy it Have you heard the new songs?

You could upgrade your Pacifica. Just remember...

in the early days Matt used a Pacifica 120SJ(I think) upgraded with DiMarzios and some Synth pickup (I think).
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#89
ALBUM NEWS

Quote by MuseLive.com, from Kerrang

"We're In Areas Other Bands Consider Risky..."
Muse Explore Unchartered Territory With New Album

Muse are currently putting the finishing touches to their much-anticipated, fourth studio album.


Vocalist/guitarist Matt Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dom Howard, have been holed up in a West London studio mixing the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2003's 'Absolution'.

The band invited Kerrang! to an exclusive first listen of six completed tracks, including 'Hex', 'A Soldier's Poem', 'Demonocracy', 'Supermassive Blackhole', 'Knights of Cydonia' and an as-yet-untitled track. The new material sees Bellamy and his bandmates expanding upon the innovative sound of their previous three records.

"We've got to a point where we're pretty much free to do whatever we like," muses Matt Bellamy. "It was difficult because we wanted every song to be different to what we've done before. I think we've managed to do that. With the range we've shown on previous albums, I think we've got the freedom to go into areas other bands would consider risky. Previously, we consciously thought about which songs would work live but this time we just went for it. We'll worry about how to play them live later."

In September, the trio worked on song ideas at Château Miraval in Provence, France, before decamping to New York's Avatar and Electric Lady studios with 'Absolution' producer Rick Costey to record the bulk of the album."

"Château Miraval was where Pink Floyd recorded 'The Wall'," Bellamy says. "The studio was set next to a vineyard and was full of ghosts. The owner was this moody old geezer who didn't seem to want us there and kept interrupting us when we were writing the album."

"They had very good local wine, though," adds Howard. "We just spent a lot of time sitting around getting pissed and coming up with ideas. It was a great way to do things."

However, the band's initial preparations were disrupted by a group of unexpected visitors to the studio...

"There were so many bats flying around the rehearsal room while we were trying to work," laughs Wolstenholme. "We didn't know where they were coming from. They're completely silent so all of a sudden, they'd be flapping around our faces. We haven't stayed in touch though!"

The most surprising track that Muse played Kerrang! was 'Knights of Cydonia', which Blemmay reveals will most likely close the album. Taking its cues from Mariachi bands and the 'Doctor Who' theme tune, the track sounds like a soundtrack to a spaghetti western set in the far reaches of the galaxy nd features a chain-smoking trumpeter called Franco.

"Did you hear the galloping horses and bombs going off?" the frontman asks. "That song is influenced by '50s music and my dad's band The Tornados [legendary UK instrumental chart-toppers]. In the '50s, the nuclear vibe was kicking off and ther was a lot of fear. It also happened to be a period where the most UFO sightings were reported."

"I feel we're entering another period where tensions are rising to a very high level and UFO sightings will start to creep back," Bellamy adds. "Aliens are definitely out there!"

Muse's as-yet-untitled album will be released in July via Warners. The band are tipped to appear at least one UK festival over the summer.


NME Article

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/GlenHansard/2-musenme.jpg

Sorry about the size.


Sounds like it shall be a rather kinky album. BUT WTF!!!!! JULY?!?!?WTFWTFWTFWTF. That has REALLY pissed me off, they were oringally saying May.
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#90
Thanx for the acticule. It seems they going to delay it.
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#91
July?


Hopefully it just means that it'll be that much better *fingers crossed*
#92
The song titles sound a bit corny.

But ah well, fingers crossed. Muse haven't really disappointed me much so far.
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#93
Thats really weird.

Kerrang appear to have stolen that NME article. I read the exact same article in Kerrang. Hmmm......

But anyways, sounds funky. Knights Of Cydonia gives me a feeling of 'oh no, Muse's first crap song....' but I'll have to wait and see.
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#94
^They talked to Kerrang and NME

The album better be worth the wait.
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#95
I hope it will be a billiant one just like the last one.
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#96
I'm hoping it won't be like the last one. Origin and Showbiz were way better then Absolution. (I love Absolution and I think it's brilliant, but other albums were bettter).

I heard on MuseLive about how Muse's progress is very like Queens. Queen's 4th album was the one that made them UBERfamous. The 4th album is really the make or break album.
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#97
Quote by Glen_Hansard
I'm hoping it won't be like the last one. Origin and Showbiz were way better then Absolution. (I love Absolution and I think it's brilliant, but other albums were bettter).

I heard on MuseLive about how Muse's progress is very like Queens. Queen's 4th album was the one that made them UBERfamous. The 4th album is really the make or break album.

I hope so because they are far far underrated in the U.K. especially compare to some other bands in the U.K. and also have a hit in the States too.
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#98
Heh, you think they're underrated in the UK? They've had about fifteen singles released over there. We get TIRO, Hysteria, and an obscure release of Stockholm Syndrome.
#99
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Heh, you think they're underrated in the UK? They've had about fifteen singles released over there. We get TIRO, Hysteria, and an obscure release of Stockholm Syndrome.

But if you compare to some of the guitar bands recently from the U.K. (which I think there are too much hype in some cases )then I do think they are still underrated in the U.K.
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#100
yeah, I'm not saying they aren't, it's just that it seems as if they're even more underrated here. Moral of the story: Muse deserves more attention everywhere.
#101
Hey, I've got a question I've always wondered about.

What's the deal with Bedroom Acoustics? Is that really Matt Bellamy? Did he write and play that song, or is that just some other song mislabelled as Muse? Also, I'm thinking about learning to play it - have any of you Muse-heads learned it and have any advice to offer?

Thanks
#102
Yep it is a Muse song, it's a OOS B-side. I think Matt just did a Spanishy improv and recorded it.

I've attempted to learn it many times but never got past the first scale run thing.

FUN FACT: On time while on tour, Dom was chewing on a Smarties tube(the old kind). He swallowed the lid and almost choked on it, but eventually coughed it up.
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#104
I just downloaded Bedroom Acoustics and it's pretty awesome. I knew he had Flamenco guitar lessons when he just started, but I didn't think they'd be THAT influential.

Edit: Holy crappah! Apparently, Matt's vocal range reaches up to a G#6
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#105
Hm, I find it wierd that Matt could play record something that great and not even put it on a major release. Sure, it wouldn't really fit in the albums, but it's too good to be a b-side that fades into oblivion...

(referring to Bedroom Acoustics)
#106
^It would be out of place on any of the albums. Maybe not the next one.

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Edit: Holy crappah! Apparently, Matt's vocal range reaches up to a G#6


Have you heard Bliss from Earls Court (Night 2)? At the begining of the last chorus (I think), he goes soooooooo high with his voice.
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#107
"Sit the fuck DOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNN!"




where can i find that bedroom acoustics song?
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#108
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where can i find that bedroom acoustics song?

I want that song too.
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#109
Meh Bedroom acoustics didnt amaze me, but it aint bad. Most of their songs are briliant though. The only thing that bugs me is that i cant play the songs on guitar that were written for piano(duh).. *cough*Butterflys and Hurricanes*cough*
i love that song... Anybody got a good tab for that or it cant be done? Cause converting directly from piano doesnt work...
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#110
^I'd like to be able to play its piano solo on guitar; that'd be uber cool!
#111
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where can i find that bedroom acoustics song?

PM me your e-mail, darling. Katfury, follow his example.

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i love that song... Anybody got a good tab for that or it cant be done? Cause converting directly from piano doesnt work...


Are you talking about the piano solo from B&H? You can't play that on guitar, but the rest of the song you can.
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#112
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Are you talking about the piano solo from B&H? You can't play that on guitar, but the rest of the song you can.

Eh, I bet if you're really good at guitar then it's possible
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Hm, I find it wierd that Matt could play record something that great and not even put it on a major release. Sure, it wouldn't really fit in the albums, but it's too good to be a b-side that fades into oblivion...

(referring to Bedroom Acoustics)



I think that's the beauty in music... And in a sense it's like having a different side to the band - the beautiful and worthwhile is never easy. Because if you are signed to a major label you are going to be raped by it. But by making it a b-side, you can get away with it being completely off the wall and more unique, so the real diversity comes out. Of course this is not true for all bands, but it's another angle to look at it from

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#116
HMV now say the album will be released on the 3rd of July. Bahbahbahbah

I got another copy of Absolution yesterday because it came The Making of Absolution DVD(2nd hand, ?7). It's pretty cool.
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#117
If anyone brought the new Muse DVD at Glasto, after they play Groove in the States, they play some riff after a short extract of Stockholme Syndrome. It sounds really familair, but was wondering if anyone could tab it out, or know what the song is called?

Also on a awesome personal note, after fiddling with my pedals and guitar for nearly 2 weeks (really it did take that long, had to work every single night to find it) I have created an effect that sounds almost exactly the same as Butterflies and Hurricanes for a fraction of the money. I used my old old old multi effects pedal for my bass, plugged it into a small 25watt Marshall bass combo, plugged in my guitar and KABOOM!!! 2 weeks later, I hear Butterflies and Hurricanes fluttering around my room!!
#118
"Sit the fuck DOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNN!"

My god that is the best part of the entire video, especially when Dom puts the sombrero on.
#119
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If anyone brought the new Muse DVD at Glasto, after they play Groove in the States, they play some riff after a short extract of Stockholme Syndrome. It sounds really familair, but was wondering if anyone could tab it out, or know what the song is called?


It's an outro riff they do. The riff is just


D -0-1-2-3
A -0-1-2-3
D -0-1-2-3


then the next riff

D-0-3-0-5-0-3-0-0-3-6-6-
A-0-3-0-5-0-3-0-0-3-6-6-
D-0-3-0-5-0-3-0-0-3-6-6-3NH


Mess around with the position of the NH, and improv around a blues scale a bit.Then never do the bits inbetween the main riff the same.
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#120
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HMV now say the album will be released on the 3rd of July. Bahbahbahbah

I got another copy of Absolution yesterday because it came The Making of Absolution DVD(2nd hand, ?7). It's pretty cool.


yay

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My god that is the best part of the entire video, especially when Dom puts the sombrero on.


you're right. i fucking love that bit so much. Matt on the chair looks timid compared to how much i was laughing at that
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