#1
I was told that there's a pedal that makes your guitar sound like a violin, but that the company that made them died. Does anyone know this company? Google failed.
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#2
a volume pedal?
theres more than one company that makes those.
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#4
Wasn't there a thread about violin sounds this morning?
Try the searchbar

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#5
the big muff has violin type sustain, atlease it says that on there pedal box
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#6
^Sustain perhaps, but it by no means makes your guitar sound like a violin.
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#7
I'm talking about something like this, what the not-blonde guy is doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZspGWM-aWs

(I am by no means a COB fan this is just a good example. And this is an awesome video)
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#8
wow, i want one of those too, whats the pedal name
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#9
I didnt watch the video, but I'm pretty sure its a Boss Slow Gear. They don't make it anymore. You can find several newer versions of it, but apparently the original is best. Guyatone and BYOC have versions of it.

You mean for like reversing the attack of a guitar to make it sound bowed, correct?
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#11
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Seriously, this was posted yesterday

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=919532&highlight=violin

Use the searchbar please

K but it didn't get answered in that thread either, so I wouldn't have made any progress.
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#12
^No but it's better to bump that thread than make an entirely new one on the exact same topic
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#13
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I'm talking about something like this, what the not-blonde guy is doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZspGWM-aWs

(I am by no means a COB fan this is just a good example. And this is an awesome video)


Maybe there's something wrong with my eyes but the only people I see in that clip are blonde. You can buy a guitar synthesizer for that sound, I think? But they are expensive.
#14
You might be able to get a violen sound out of an EHX Pog.
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#15
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K but it didn't get answered in that thread either, so I wouldn't have made any progress.


IN that thread they said that violin backing tracks were being used.

If you want to have attack like a violin, get a slow gear pedal from ebay or a clone of one from BYOC. I have the BYOC pedal, and you can't get it to sound like that video, but you can still get some fun string sounds out of it.

Get a roland guitar synth if you want to just play the guitar and have it sound just like a violin (well not "just like," but as close as you are going to get).
#17
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IN that thread they said that violin backing tracks were being used.

If you want to have attack like a violin, get a slow gear pedal from ebay or a clone of one from BYOC. I have the BYOC pedal, and you can't get it to sound like that video, but you can still get some fun string sounds out of it.

Get a roland guitar synth if you want to just play the guitar and have it sound just like a violin (well not "just like," but as close as you are going to get).

Except backing tracks obviously weren't being used.

Thanks for the advice though, I'll try it out. I'm gonna try building the Slow Gear myself, I found a site with schematics and stuff, now I just have to learn to read them.
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#18
Goddammit, I just answered a thread like this. In that video, it's in the backing track. If you want to make your guitar sound like a violin, get a Roland GR-20 - it's a guitar synth that has it's own midi pickup too. Apart from that, I don't think anything makes you really sound like a violin. You can achieve similar attack with a volume pedal, a slow gear clone or even with the bloody volume pot on your guitar.

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Quote by humperdunk
Except backing tracks obviously weren't being used.

Oh, sorry. Is that the drummer from CoB who's hitting the closed hihat so they stay in tempo?

If you insist on it being some sort of a pedal, then it's a midi guitar synth. I'm pretty sure it's just their backingtracks.
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#19
its a boss slow gear, the go for about 300-500 dollars
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#24
You could buy a violin...?
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#25
Other than using a volume pedal, you could use a really heavy reverb/delay with the feedback turned up high.
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#26
+1 for the Ebow route. I just picked one up after my last one being lost for years and I think it sounds just as cool as it did when I was in high school. Clean channel, tone knob turned all the way down, bridge pickup, and you can make a guitar sing like a violin. I've played around a little with synth stuff at stores, but I dig the Ebow for it cause you can really feel how the sound is coming out and control it instead of playing normally and having a box do it for you. And $100 ain't bad.
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#27
Go to BYOC and build yourself the "lazy sprocket"

I highly recommend switching out the attack pot for at least a B100K if you want to get a fun swell out of it.

You don't have to buy their kit if you don't want, the instructions and everything are still there. If it's going to be your first pedal build I highly recommend it. They include a free boost pedal kit and a signal tester for free with your first order. Both good things to have.

I've built a few of them because friends loved them and kept buying them from me.





#28
the newest boss multieffect has the slow gear built in, along with the "defretter", which was also discontinued.
behringer(sp) makes a pedal called the low gear which is virtually the same thing, except, you know, its a behringer...

the slowgear is to the volume pedal what the envelope filter is to the wah pedal
#30
if you want the sound as in the COB video, get a roland guitar synth, but you'l have to dish out 400-450 lol
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#31
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Go to BYOC and build yourself the "lazy sprocket"

I highly recommend switching out the attack pot for at least a B100K if you want to get a fun swell out of it.

You don't have to buy their kit if you don't want, the instructions and everything are still there. If it's going to be your first pedal build I highly recommend it. They include a free boost pedal kit and a signal tester for free with your first order. Both good things to have.

I've built a few of them because friends loved them and kept buying them from me.







I know this might be a stupid question, but where do you get knobs like that? I've checked my local shops and online but all I can find is the typical guitar knobs.
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#32
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I know this might be a stupid question, but where do you get knobs like that? I've checked my local shops and online but all I can find is the typical guitar knobs.


Not a stupid question. These are copies of the original "Davies" knobs. Searching for that may help you.

I get mine from www.pedalpartsplus.com

Here's a good resource for finding every knob under the sun.

http://www.beavisaudio.com/techpages/Knobs/knobs.htm

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#33
Quote by Nims
Not a stupid question. These are copies of the original "Davies" knobs. Searching for that may help you.

I get mine from www.pedalpartsplus.com

Here's a good resource for finding every knob under the sun.

http://www.beavisaudio.com/techpages/Knobs/knobs.htm

-J!


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