#1
Anyone have any idea how to get Tim Mahoney's tone (from 311) on the song "Amber"? Any info on pedals that he uses and such would be very helpful. Thanks!
#2
well he uses PRS guitars with dimebuckers in the bridge and SH-4's in the neck

and also from the wikipedia

Tim uses several different amplifiers depending on whether he's playing lead, rhythm, or soloing, and whether he's playing clean or with distortion. For soloing he uses either a Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier, a Bogner Uberschall, or a Krank Revolution head each paired with their respective 4x12 100 watt cabinets. For his in-between overdrive distortion (and sometimes clean sounds as well) Tim uses a Bad Cat Hot Cat 1x12 combo paired with a Hot Cat 100 watt 4x12 cabinet. For the majority of his clean playing, Tim uses a Fender Twin Reverb amplifier.

Other effects Tim has used over the years include:

Electro Harmonix: Q-tron Envelope Filter, Deluxe Memory Man Delay, Small Stone Phaser, Small Clone Chorus.

Boss: OC-2 Octave, DD-20 Gigadelay, BF-2 Flanger, TU-2 Chromatic Tuner, LS-2 Line Selector, SE-70 Super Effects Processor.

Mutron: Mu-tron III Envelope Filter, Mu-tron Phasor II

Maxon: Analog Delay, Phaser, Overdrive

Other Various effects include wah pedals such as Dunlop Crybaby Dimebag and Budda BudWah pedals. Also used are Ibanez' AD-9 Analog Delay, Rocktron Intellifex, Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay, Boomerang Phase Sampler.

His effects have changed a lot throughout the years but there have been a few that have grown to be more commonly used on 311's newer albums. His new staple effect, the Mutron III Envelope Filter combined with Electro-Harmonix' Deluxe Memory Man Delay has given him a sound very smiliar to one of his guitar heroes Jerry Garcia. Tim has spent many years searching for his favorite sounds as well as blending the things he liked about the guitar players he enjoyed listening to when he was a kid.
Gear:
Carvin Bolt-T -> Line 6 DL-4 -> Danelectro Fish and Chips -> Homemade Fuzz -> Epiphone Valve Junior Combo -> Amplitube and Guitar Rig.