#1
what would be a good pedal , to get there distortion? and also I was going to change the pickups in my fake les paul , I want that to be my opeth sounding guitar what kind of pickups would they use , if anyone knows
Last edited by marius47 at Jul 3, 2008,
#2
what amp are you using now?

the pickups wont make much of a difference, they use the stock pickups in their PRS custom 24s. their amps are laneys (not the VC, i want to say the VH head? i cannot remember. do some research for an exact answer), a british voiced amp with lots of mids. lower mids at that.
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#3
the use a laney ghl 100 but only for cleans, distortion comes from a boss GT-6 that is or at least was their live rig as far as i know
#4
actually i think akerfeltd uses a laney 2x12, they just link it up to his ex. cabs, at least when i saw them last month in new york they were wheeling a laney 2x12 combo across the stage. but i was too far back to see the model...
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#6
shouldnt be too much of a problem getting an opeth sound out of this thing
Opeth hasnt got a superior sound just superior songs

keep your mids high

on a side note ill be seeing them on saturday
#9
nice martin, if you havent seen them before, you will NOT be disappointed. mikael is a jokester too, so be ready to laugh and then have your face melted.

as for settings check out the ULTIMATE settings thread stickied at the top. just open it, cntl+f and type in opeth and youre set.

as for mids, i got em pretty high on my Mesa for an opeth-esqe sound. like around 2 o'clock. bass is somewhere at 12, and treble is pretty low, but i think im going to mess with it more today and put it higher. its almost non-existant now. i think i'll try putting it at like 10 or 11 o'clock
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#10
Mikael's blue PRS has a set of SD Full Shreds. Also, they use Mesa Rectifiers in the studio along with the Laney stuff.

Also, besides what's been said, don't dime your gain. Opeth have a very organic and crunchy tone. Use just enough gain to give it some decent chunk and back down the treble a little bit to keep the tone thick and dark.
AMP:
5150 combo
GSP1101 + Tech 21 PE60

GUITARS:
ESP LTD M-255 w/ SD Full Shred
Kramer Vanguard w/ JE-1000 active preamp
Douglas WF-150sn w/ GFS "Hot Lead" set

EFFECTS:
Bos SD-1 (boost)
AMT DT-2

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#11
don't try to be someone else, create your own sound and style
signitcha
Schecter C-1 Classic
Peavey 5150 2x12 Combo
MXR 10 Band EQ
#12
there is no pedal that gives you instanstly the tone of your favorite band. To get the sound every link in the chain is important.