#1
Hi, I just want some advices get a sound similar to frusciante in his last period, both clean and distorted (not to emulate him!). I own a '50 anniversary strat, a fender blues deuxe, graphic fuzz, boss compressor and dd6, weeping demon wah.
I mean, what setting for equalization and stuff like that

Thanks
#2
Frusciante did use a graphic fuzz on some of his songs, but he mostly uses a Big Muff Pi on like all of his songs.
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#3
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John Frusciante is the annoying guitarist of the moment on this site and talked about to death.
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#4
and let's not forget

(3)learn to use your rig
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#5
Pretty much clean guitar with a tiny bit of power amp breakup, neck pickup, pick hard. And use a Big Muff.
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#6
yeah, pick hard, for the melodic stuff, neck pickup, for funkier, bridge pickup. keep treble around 6 or 7, havent a clue about mids, but bass around 5 to 6, i think. keep the volume up on your amp, so it breaks up a bit. for distortion, he mainly uses a big muff for the fuzzy stuff, but on distortion like the dani california chorus, he uses a DS-2.
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#7
Thanks for the advices, but I know the most of the things you told me before... anyway I just really wanted to have some opinions from other people, as you did.
But in particular I wanted to know if his tone is so linked with the big muff, because i've tried one and I think the graphic fuzz is very flexible and can go near to the muff sound
#8
well if youre looking for his distortion, then yeah, the big muff plays a major role. he also uses a muff'n too.
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#9
muffns are nastay
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yeah, pick hard, for the melodic stuff, neck pickup, for funkier, bridge pickup. keep treble around 6 or 7, havent a clue about mids, but bass around 5 to 6, i think. keep the volume up on your amp, so it breaks up a bit. for distortion, he mainly uses a big muff for the fuzzy stuff, but on distortion like the dani california chorus, he uses a DS-2.

I'm sure he uses a Big Muff all throughout Dani California.

Unless if you have clear proof, I'd still believe that he uses a Big Muff
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I'm sure he uses a Big Muff all throughout Dani California.

Unless if you have clear proof, I'd still believe that he uses a Big Muff



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On the chorus, I doubled the guitar parts, which were played using a Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion pedal.



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#13
Thank for the advices, but the point I wanted to clear was this:
is the big muff in your opinion so special sounding or can the graphic fuzz (that I have!) sound almost like it( or better, like many people that heard it told me) because of equalization and major control of dinamics( I know hte muff is very compressed, but I have a compresor too)?

Sorry for the confusion :-)
#14
some light gain on your amp. You can crank it to get this. THen just use a pedal to boost for solos. Love his tone, though.
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#16
Yup, DS2 chorus, and Muff or Muff+DS2 for the solo.
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#17
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Yup, DS2 chorus, and Muff or Muff+DS2 for the solo.

R_H_C_P how do you know all that stuff? Are you going on their every concert and you have a backstage pass? Respect for you man And By The Way I 've seen your pedalboard.. NICE! I have a question for you cause you're good at that... Now I have DS-2 and crybaby... Is it correct if i'll buy Big Muff to achieve Frusciante's tone?
#18
^I can hear it haha. And sometimes see him steppin' on different pedals in videos.
Well, you should take your DS2 to a guitar shop and ask to try out a muff, and use them both at the same time. However, I think the Big Muff can get Fru's tone pretty well just by itself...
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#19
Look where i live... I love my country (Poland) but we have only 1 music shop (in my city) and there's no Muffs so... I want to buy the new one on Ebay... I do the same I'm watching how John plays some parts and always try to play the same Even when it's harder to play like that i'm talking to myself: "John plays like that , remeber. " Maybe I should buy something else? Maybe Delay or something....?
#20
Hmm, what other gear have you got at the moment? coz it's up to you.
And if you've got the money, you might aswell buy a Muff, look for a used one if you can, cheaper and same quality.
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#21
this doesnt help i know, but id just like to say to everyone (to annoy them) that my SJ nails his tone!

I love this amp to death!
#22
My Gear:

Fender Stratocaster 62' reissue
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Marshall MG15CDR (sorry)
Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion
Behringer Hellbaby WAH
Dunlop Crybaby (came yesterday )

And that's all... I'll buy a new combo or cabinets with head but after my exams....
Now all i can buy is pedal but wchich one? So what do you think R_H_C_P?
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#23
^New amp dammit!
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#24
Well it's funny but it's not so bad I could buy a new amp in August... I'm thinking about Marshall A Cabinet and B Cabinet plus Marshall Vintage Modern...I'm not sure what's his sound(Vintage Modern) but if John is Vintage(we all know that) this one should be ok...or a new Plexi reissue....
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Well it's funny but it's not so bad I could buy a new amp in August... I'm thinking about Marshall A Cabinet and B Cabinet plus Marshall Vintage Modern...I'm not sure what's his sound(Vintage Modern) but if John is Vintage(we all know that) this one should be ok...or a new Plexi reissue....


The VM will do his tone.

On another note, I really don't get what everyone wants his tone for. Its a basic early breakup clean tone. Nothing special. From there he doesn't really have a tone. It changes every song.
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#26
Oh man don't say that... He has the most beautiful for ears and eyes style... His open mouths plus that crunchy things between notes... And his clean is reaaallllly clean...
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Oh man don't say that... He has the most beautiful for ears and eyes style... His open mouths plus that crunchy things between notes... And his clean is reaaallllly clean...


He uses 3 different amps to achieve those different tones. Hes got a marshall major he uses for cleans and two jubes set differently for mild overdrive and early breakup cleans.
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Vox V847 Wah
Assorted pedals
#28
I know And i really would like to have your Jubilee They are fantastic aren't they?
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