#1
I've been listening to Black Label Society's most recent album, Shot To Hell, and I've been trying to emulate the faraway, mourning, reflective guitar sound that's found on songs like "The last goodbye", "Sick of it all", and "Nothing's The Same". I was thinking it's harmonics, a specific bunch of pedals (that I don't currently have) or a specific pickup or equalizer setting. nothing so far i've tried works, and i've even tried my friend's Gibson Zakk Wylde Les Paul, and he can't figure it out either. so any help would be much appreciated.

FYI, i have a B.C. Rich Mockingbird Evil Edge, an a Kustom Arrow 16 amp. I don't currently have any pedals but I was looking at a Line 6 modeling pedalboard.

thanks!
#2
http://zakkwylde.com/gear.html

That is all of the gear that he uses. He might use some different things in the studio, but he is usually found with those things.
Guitars
Agile 3100 CSB
ESP MH400 w/ Trem-Setter
Epi G-310
Applause Acoustic

Amps
1968 Fender Vibrochamp - Great amp, only $100 fixxer-upper
Line 6 Spider II

REMEMBER, ALL TONE IS SUBJECTIVE!
#3
Could you maybe post a clip of the sound you're talking about? Because I know that album backwards and forwards and I don't really have a clue as to what you're talking about...
Gibson Les Paul Studio w/ EMG 81/85
Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
Roland MicroCube
Dunlop ZW-45 Wah
Dunlop Rotovibe
Dunlop MXR EVH Phase 90
Dunlop MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive
Boss CE-5
iSP Decimator
#4
Quote by Kid Fisto
I've been listening to Black Label Society's most recent album, Shot To Hell, and I've been trying to emulate the faraway, mourning, reflective guitar sound that's found on songs like "The last goodbye", "Sick of it all", and "Nothing's The Same". I was thinking it's harmonics, a specific bunch of pedals (that I don't currently have) or a specific pickup or equalizer setting. nothing so far i've tried works, and i've even tried my friend's Gibson Zakk Wylde Les Paul, and he can't figure it out either. so any help would be much appreciated.

FYI, i have a B.C. Rich Mockingbird Evil Edge, an a Kustom Arrow 16 amp. I don't currently have any pedals but I was looking at a Line 6 modeling pedalboard.

thanks!


Itz t3h Marshall MG. It's CRUSHING AND SLAMMING d00D!
#7
Oh and the Wylde OD. And the Zakk Wylde strings. And the Zakk Wylde Speaker (it's the only speaker that can handle t3h screaming metalz). And the Zakk Wylde beer. And the Zakk Wylde motorbike.

etc.
#10
Thanks everyone, i'll try the Overdrive and the crybaby since i was looking at them anyway. if that still doesnt work i'll get some EMGs.
#11
First of all you have to have a Marshall MG. Zakk Wylde himself said it is crushing and slamming.
VIVA LA REVOLUTION
#14
Quote by Kid Fisto
hmmm....how much is the Marshall MG? my birthday's coming up.....

Don't waste your money on an MG, I don't care if you've got a box with bees inside it, it has better tone.
Dickless.
#15
Quote by Kid Fisto
hmmm....how much is the Marshall MG? my birthday's coming up.....


MG stands for Mega Gay... therefore dont buy one.... or you'll be gay
Gear.
Peters Chimaira tube amp
Harley Benton 2xv30's
IbanezS470(evo,paf)
Jackson dinky select series USA
ESP LTD EC1000VB
MI audio boostnbuff+crunchbox
Carbon copy MXR + smart gate
#16
Yay, more bandwagoners! They seem come out of the woodwork these days. MGs are that bad, its just most people here don't "like" them because UG is notorious for bandwagons. Go try one out for yourself because I personally like my MG. I mean, comeon, it is a solid state amp afterall, people demand too much because it is Marshall.
Guitars
Agile 3100 CSB
ESP MH400 w/ Trem-Setter
Epi G-310
Applause Acoustic

Amps
1968 Fender Vibrochamp - Great amp, only $100 fixxer-upper
Line 6 Spider II

REMEMBER, ALL TONE IS SUBJECTIVE!
#17
ur guitar will need emg 81/85 set to get the zakk wylde sound use 1/2 steap drop(EbAbDbGbBbEb) and drop d tuneing (CGCFAD)

set the chorus 1st nob to 3 o clock the 2ed to 12 o clock the 3ed to 11 o clock and the 4th to 1 o clock and leave it on all the time!
set all the od controls to 2 o clock use for solos!
set the wah all the way down! for tremel boost getting squeels on the d and g string!
use rotovibe for strange background sounds

in the studio he uses a heil talk box

look for an old marshall valvestate!

for amp settings use this
Drive - 10
Treble - 4-6
Mid - 4-6
Bass - 10
Presence - 2
Channel - Distortion







2005 to date (BLS)

Dunlop ZW-45 Wah
Dunlop RotoVibe
MXR EVH Phase 90 Shifter
MXR ZW-44 Dunlop Overdrive
MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus

Click here to see how he has his pedals arranged.

Click to purchase Zakks pedals from Musicians Friend!



MXR ZW-44 Wylde Overdrive



Dunlop ZW-45 Zakk Wylde Signature Wah


In the rack:

Monster Cable MP PRO 3500 Rack Power Center


Korg DTR-2000 Rackmount Digital Tuner


Marshall JCM 800's and ZW 2203's with 6550 Power Tubes
2 Marshall 1960B cabinets w/ TV Cloth with
Electro Voice EVM12L speakers rated at 200 watts each

Monster Cables on everything.
Leather Guitar Straps are made by Red Monkey Designs
Chain guitar straps are:


Strap: 3/8ths nickel plated, heavy-duty chain
Hooks: #6 Eye bolt
Fasteners: Cambell 7/16" (11mm) Spring Snail Clip


1998 to 2004 (BLS and Ozzy)

Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Wah
Dunlop RotoVibe
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive
Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble

Ozzfest 2004 he started using the following pedals instead of the Boss':
MXR ZW-44 Dunlop Overdrive
MXR M-134 Stereo Chorus

Zakk's Pedalboard - Pic 1
Zakk's Pedalboard - Pic 2
Korg DTR-2000 Digital Rack Tuner

2 Marshall JCM 800 (2203’s)
2 Marshall 1960B cabinets w/ TV Cloth with
Electro Voice EVM12L speakers rated at 200 watts each

Amplifier Settings:
Preamp: 10
Bass: 10
Mid: 4-6
Treble: 4-6
Presence: 2
Master: 4-6

1993 (Pride & Glory)

2 Mashall JCM 800 (2203’s ) Dunlop Wah
Dunlop RotoVibe
Boss SD-1 Super Overdrive
Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
2 1960B cabinets with 75 watt Celestions w/ TV Cloth 1988 (Ozzy)

2 custom Metaltronix 100 watt heads
2 Ashley FET 500 power amps

(In The Rack)
3 Lee Jackson Perfect Connection GP-1000 preamps
(one for clean and two dirty )
Simmons SPM 8:2 midi mixer
(splits signal from Heads to rack, only on clean the heads are off )
Furman LF-8 power conditioner
2 Nady 701 wireless receivers
2 Roland DEP-5’s
Yamaha SPX-90 Multi Effects
2 Rocktron Hush IIc noise reductions

(On The Floor)
Morley Wah PWO (the Big Chrome one )
Boss SD-1
Super Overdrive
Boss PH-2 Super Phaser
Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
2 Metaltronix cabinets with 75 watt Celestions


1991-1993 (Ozzy)

(In The Studio)
Marshall JCM 800 (2203’s and 2204’s)
Ampeg VL-1002 head
Yamaha SPX-90

(on Tour)
2 Marshall JCM 800 (2203 )
Dunlop Wah
Boss SD-1
Boss CH-1
2 Nady 701 Wireless Recievers
2 1960B cabinets with 75 watt Celestions
Epi Les Pau Quilt topl~Emg 81/85 Ghs 11's(1/2 step drop)
Charvel Model 4 EMG 81/SA/85 DR 10's (standard){for sale}
Peavey Deuce VT
Marshall JCM 800
Dunlop ZW-45 wylde wah
Dunlop RotoVibe
MXR ZW-44 Overdrive
Boss CE-5 Chorus
Last edited by clomon at Jan 8, 2007,
#18
wow...um....i'm trying to get pinch harmonics, because i found a tab that says that's how to get it.....
#19
to get pinch harmonics u need a shit load of gain and distortion then use ur bridge pickup the back 1 the put ur freting hand on the A string 2ed frett. then play the string! as u pick the string start ur vabroto and with the right hand tap the string with ur middle finger! u will hear it come out! but hear is the zakk wylde way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ3xeDPVtmE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn7MI6eEG04
Epi Les Pau Quilt topl~Emg 81/85 Ghs 11's(1/2 step drop)
Charvel Model 4 EMG 81/SA/85 DR 10's (standard){for sale}
Peavey Deuce VT
Marshall JCM 800
Dunlop ZW-45 wylde wah
Dunlop RotoVibe
MXR ZW-44 Overdrive
Boss CE-5 Chorus
Last edited by clomon at Jan 8, 2007,
#20
^ actually to get pinch harmonics you dont need gain at all really, its all about the technique!

You can do them on acoustic!

(and no im not saying play without gain, im just saying you can do them without it and that its all about the technique!)

Also, it aint the gear that will make you sound like him that much, if you put a player on any kind of gear, they will still sound like them.

Most of the tone is in the hands...
Last edited by Collibus at Jan 8, 2007,