I'm still a little new to the electric guitar, and even more new to trying to play with distortion.

Can anyone tell me what effect this is during the first part of the intro riff (before the rest of the band comes in) on this song?

Ataris - so long astoria

ignore all the gfx, I was just trying to find a video with the song in it.

Secondly, how come http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzikEVIT5hc&feature=relatedmost">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzikEVIT5hc&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzikEVIT5hc&feature=relatedmost recorded albums these days with that traditional 90's distortion sound so clean on the record but not so clean live. I can't make it sound that nice period, but I'm still learning.

Are you supposed to mute every string but the power chord you're playing to avoid excess noise?

This guy is a prime example of a "clean" 90's style distortion

My amps are listed below & I currently have no pedals
this is a post. there are many like it but this one is mine


Taylor Big Baby
Agile 3100 CSB
Peavey classic 30/112
Okko Dominator, Big muff pi, cs3, dd3, ch1, ts9, ad9, classic wah
that's a little studiotrick.... some bands do it by playing that kind of intro's on a crappy amp, or suck all the tone out of it by a studio compressor.

'bout the clean/distorted thing... it's just because it's live, and you can't really edit some things live like you edit in the studio, because of the acoustics on stage....

so... it's all about being in the studio and edit the crap outta the guitarsounds.
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