#1
Not sure if this is the right place to post this... but how do you get that weird tone?
Using my boss ds-1 on my clean channel,I crank the distortion the 11,and turn the tone knob to 12, It sounds almost like it. Do I need an octave effect lower?
#2
I heard somewhere that it is an effect called a ring modulator. I think it's pretty uncommon in guitars. It was used in the doctor who theme tune...
Tony doesn't use one live from performances ive seen on youtube etc.
good luck finding one!
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I heard somewhere that it is an effect called a ring modulator. I think it's pretty uncommon in guitars. It was used in the doctor who theme tune...
Tony doesn't use one live from performances ive seen on youtube etc.
good luck finding one!
Crap...Thank you man, I'll be looking.
#4
As far as I know ring modulators are no longer mass produced. They died out in the early eighties. You may find one in a rack mount or boutique pedal. Try some phaser/flanger settings and see if you can get close enough, or combinations of pedals.
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As far as I know ring modulators are no longer mass produced. They died out in the early eighties. You may find one in a rack mount or boutique pedal. Try some phaser/flanger settings and see if you can get close enough, or combinations of pedals.


Huh? Moog makes some. Marshall makes one, though I've never tried it. And the Line 6 FM-4 has lots of ring modulators to try out.

I love them, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez uses them a lot.
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#6
The only mass produced ones I know of are the EHX Frequency Analyzer and the Moog one
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#7
Didn't even know Moog was still around. They were a good company, frequently on the cutting edge. Didn't know about the Marshall, but I wouldn't touch the Line 6. I'd want analog. EHX has been making them for decades, I forgot. I may want to try one of those myself.
#8
moogerfooger can be had for $250 ish. check ebay though
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#9
the zoom multi effects units have them i think. i've got a g2, and i'm 99% sure theres one on that. they're quite cheep too, but the effects sound good. might be worth having a look for one of those.
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#11
the solo's weird becuase it sounds like a fuzzed signal layered on an extremely fuzzed signal, almost like the speaker has been slashed or damaged
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#12
I agree that it sounds like sitting here listening to it like one speaker has a "clearer" lead sound and the other has allot more of a fuzz sound to it .

I think one of the better sounding lead breaks are on the song on Utube at the Queens jubilee or wtf ever it is called.. The one with Collins playing drums.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekmwZYUJKsY
#13
Oh yeah I forgot to mention that my reason for stating the one I linked is because it is not overdubbed as the album song.......
#14
right. I'm sure an LBM could get the sound he gets live

In a related note, an MXR Distorition + is awesome for Randy Rhoads tone (He used one with a Marshall JMP and an MXR 10 band EQ)
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#15
According to a book I have that has the tab for Paranoid, the solo was played through an octave pedal that added a note an octave lower (not higher), then the signal was split, and routed through an unspecified effect (probably the aforementioned ring modulator), then possibly routed back to a mixing board input with the gain up full. A lot is speculation, but it is quite specific about the octave effect.
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#18
Sometimes extreme distortion can add some harmonics that sound similar to octave divider effects. It sometimes sounds like two guitars at once. So far its happens accidentally but I'll have to try to duplicate it.
#19
Yeah, a knoow for a fact the TRex Mudhoney adds a subharmonic to the sound, so I'd imagine some other fuzz pedals do it as well
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