#1
okay, so im getting into the Raconteurs, and ill probably purchase theyre album, and want to sound like them (lol) and i was wondering, how does he almost get that "mechanical distortion"? i know he uses P-90s, and fender amps (i think) but thats it. i think thats a pedal. does anyone know what that is? especcialy the bridge after the first chorus. i know hes doing all those bends and slides, but it sounds mechanical.

linky: http://youtube.com/watch?v=gbJh5CagyNA

i have a blues junior, mim strat, '51, AXS32, ts808, big muff, metal muff, and crybaby.

thank you!
#2
I think you're hearing the keyboard.
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#3
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I think you're hearing the keyboard.


no. the keyboard has the same riff over and over. its not it, he has a little solo bridge thing. listen to it. i can hear it during the verses during the power chords too. (i mean the power chords themselves)
#4
Airline guitars and an old amp that was sold in the Montgomery-Ward catalogue in the 50's and 60's.
#5
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Airline guitars and an old amp that was sold in the Montgomery-Ward catalogue in the 50's and 60's.


he was using a gretsch in that.
#6
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...like utter shit.


Oh? This isn't a 'finish that sentence' thread? My mistake.

Sorry, guy just hasn't put any music out that didn't make me cringe the minute I've heard it.
#7
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...like utter shit.


Oh? This isn't a 'finish that sentence' thread? My mistake.

Sorry, guy just hasn't put any music out that didn't make me cringe the minute I've heard it.


oh thats helping.
#8
his guitar for the raconteurs is a semi hollow made out of metal (from what ive been told and based on appearance) and it gives it that crunchy tone
frankly i love the tone in songs like "level"
so driven and chrunch and amazing
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#9
Two 100 watt Sears Silvertone 6x10 for crunch along with Fender Twin Reverbs. I believe the pedal is a Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi NYC Reissue. The weird sounds are from Digitech Whammy. Also uses a MXR Micro Amp pedal. I think he uses full sized humbuckers and not P-90's but don't take my word for it. JB Hutto Montgomery Airlines, Harmony Rocket, 1970's Crestwood Astral II, 1950's Kay Hollowbody guitars.
Last edited by malibuclc at Feb 13, 2007,
#11
Jack: “In my small pedal chain it’s the whammy first, then the Big Muff. What I like about the Whammy pedal is that it can raise my guitar an octave and what I like about the Big Muff is that it’s just distortion. I have them in that order because it’s not high-pitched distortion, but high pitch with distortion.”
Go to http://www.whitestripes.net/faq.php#otherinst
#12
But if you want the Raconteurs sounds, he's using a Blackface Twin Reverb with his usual pedalboard. Obviously he's using Gretsch guitars now.
#13
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Jack: “In my small pedal chain it’s the whammy first, then the Big Muff. What I like about the Whammy pedal is that it can raise my guitar an octave and what I like about the Big Muff is that it’s just distortion. I have them in that order because it’s not high-pitched distortion, but high pitch with distortion.”
Go to http://www.whitestripes.net/faq.php#otherinst

ah. i cant acheive that then. thanks for your help guys.
#16
For a song like "Level" here's what he uses.

Gretsch Triple Jet
Dual amp set up, Fender Twin and Silvertone 1485
MXR microamp
Big Muff Pi
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