#1
So, yeah, I've been listening to a lot of Neil Young recently, and I'm absolutely loving the distortion he uses for his electric stuff. Very industrial and metallic sounding. The electric stuff on Harvest and Rust Never Sleeps, and the whole of Ragged Glory......that kind of sound.

So, I started wondering how to go about getting that sound.

Current setup is a Epiphone Dot Studio (stock pickups), and a small assortment of SS amps. Plan on getting a tube amp of some sort soon (a Crate Palomino or Fender Blues Jr. or Deville, something similar).

So, uh, what sort of effects would I be needing here?
#2
neil never uses effects. he uses an old les paul goldtop with the most discusting old strings ever and a gretsch white falcon straight into a blues deluxe or deville (not sure which) so wherever he gets his distortion must be somewhere in the amp
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#3
see, that's the weird thing......I've read his amp is completely unique. He can't get any other Blues Deluxe to sound like that, for whatever reason.

What I'm looking for is any reasonable way of getting close to it.
#4
First off, Neil Young ROCKS!!! I love his work. To get his tone, though, I would advise getting a Fender tube amp, the Deville should be good. As for effects, here's a link to a site that has lots of info on his amps and effects:
http://guitar.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=guitar&cdn=hobbies&tm=16&gps=47_2580_1276_629&f=20&tt=14&bt=1&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.thrasherswheat.org/sound.htm

P.S. You might have to just copy and paste the link into the url bar at the top of your internet browser.
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#6
First off, Neil Young ROCKS!!! I love his work. To get his tone, though, I would advise getting a Fender tube amp, the Deville should be good. As for effects, here's a link to a site that has lots of info on his amps and effects:
http://guitar.about.com/gi/dynamic/...t.org/sound.htm

P.S. You might have to just copy and paste the link into the url bar at the top of your internet browser.


Yeah, I was actually looking that very site a few days ago. Really cool.

And yeah, I already had Fender on the brain when I was looking for an amp. The Blues Junior was going to be it, but I found a DeVille 212 in a local pawn shop for not much more than the Blues Jr, so it could go either way.


Quote by Dirk Gently
A friend of mine builds a fuzz pedal that nails Neil's raunchy distorted tone.

http://www.vintagetoneproject.com/products2.htm

The pedal is called the Classic 60s Fuzz. Check out the sound clips.


Hey, that's actually pretty good. However, that's WAY too much for me to spend on a pedal: that's practically half of what one of my amps choices was going to cost.

If I just need a fuzz pedal, good. I was planning on getting a fuzz pedal as my main distortion alreadly (either a BYOC or a authentic Fuzz Face, maybe even a Big Muff).....
#7
well, first of all, he uses a fender tweed deluxe (about 20watts, so crankable on stage) with the "whizzer" to change the settings of the 2 volume and 1 tone knob
oh, and speaker is a nice old jensen c12n
then old black's bridge pickup is pretty much broken, and he only uses it for insane distortion and feedback
and, old blacks always dimed

thats pretty much neil youngs tone...all his effects are reverb and stuff

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