#1
im started playing guitar a few days ago, and ive been going to local shows for few years, every band ive seen has a kind of crunchy sound to there guitars....how is that done? i know its distortion, but how? i have a peavey amp with built in distortion and it dosent sounds crunchy......please help....plus pick slides...ive heard about them from everywhere and ttried it in as many ways as i can think....anyone know how to do a proper pickslide? do u need any particular pedal?
#2
You could use a pedal to getthat crunch, but its better to just wait, become a better guitarist, then buy a nice guitar and amp. And I have no idea how to pickslide.
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#3
slide your pick down the string, usually the low e. from the bridge to nut it goes high to low, nut to bridge its low to high sounding
#4
You can pick up a somewhat decent distortion pedal for around 15 bucks, thats how you get the crunch, just pick up another cable for it, because you'll need a cable from your amp to your pedal, and then another cable from your pedal to your guitar. To pickslide, all you do is slide your pick down the strings/fretboard.
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#6
ok..thanks guys......i have an ibanez thrashmaster pedal, but its FRIED.....never got to play on it, i bought it off a friend and it was shot...im pissed...anyone recommend a good pedal? emailing me some stuff would be cool.....theconjuror2008@yahoo.com, since ive been going to shows i know alot of musicians, so i know some basic stuff like muting, chords and all that jazz....but if anyone could possibly tell me the best way to go about learning to play/writing songs for punk/metal/ska....anyhting would be AWESOME
#7
just get a boss ds1 ther like $40
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just get a boss ds1 ther like $40


ditto. Unless you want to spend more.
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If you want to spend more the digitech df-7 is what I use and it is amazing, you can get alot of different sounds out of it but it runs at around 100
#12
For pick slides, try starting to scrape about halfway between the neck and middle pickups (if you have a strat style guitar) or in between the neck and bridge pickups if you have 2 humbuckers. And slide it quite slowly.
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im started playing guitar a few days ago, and ive been going to local shows for few years, every band ive seen has a kind of crunchy sound to there guitars....how is that done? i know its distortion, but how? i have a peavey amp with built in distortion and it dosent sounds crunchy......please help....plus pick slides...ive heard about them from everywhere and ttried it in as many ways as i can think....anyone know how to do a proper pickslide? do u need any particular pedal?


it probaly has to do with your settings try boosting your mids and treble and cut back on the bass.
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it probaly has to do with your settings try boosting your mids and treble and cut back on the bass.



yeah my beginners mistake was having the bass cranked up, because i always thought that's what made the great sound, but keep the mids and treble up.