I'm wearing my Mars Volta shirt right now! I know Omar doesn't use the amps overdrive. He uses a pedal called the "Body Blow" by Majik Box which basically sums up his sound. http://www.majikboxusa.com/pedals.html#b
I noticed that Omar is using a 5150 head and a 1960 cab, and I haven't seen this setup before. I was just wondering if anyone could figure out what his settings are at? I love Omars tone, and I own a 6505 head which is basically the same amp.
Hey everyone, my current amp is a Marshall JCM 2000 tsl 100 head, and 1960 cab.
For the past few months I have been debating on wether or not to sell my stack and buy a Vox ac 30 cc2x.
I listen to a bunch of different music, so I will just list my current favorites:
Bright Eyes The Mars Volta (Omar uses a Ac30 for most volta recordings) Gorillaz At the drive in Nirvana Black Sabbath ( Paranoid only) The Devil Wears Prada Various free jazz artists ( Think sun Ra) Cage the elephant Crystal Castles Animal Collective Elliott Smith Explosions In the sky Foals Minus the bear The White Stripes
Now a little background on myself:
I'm not currently in a band, and I don't intend on being in one for a long time. I record music constantly for various things. I have a schecter c1 blackjack with Jb and 59 that are coil tapped and various fender strats.
I will be buying the Vox used no doubt, because Ill only be getting around 1200 for my stack if I do sell it.
If anyone knows about the other ac30s please let me know your opinions.
Depends on waht, I mean Sure has great stuff so chances are, yes. Depends on how much money it would end up being, if its half or less of what it would be new, then why the hell not? guitar center, music source, somewhere a bit more mainstream should be able to do it.
Just dont buy a distortion pedal period. The only person that has gotten a solid sound out of only a pedal for distortion, was Mr. Cobain. Just save your money, and buy a tube amp. End of story. OH and a tube screamer would be nice with ANY tube head, combo amp.
Maybe learn music theory before you try and work with a program that auto-tunes. It's bad enough people don't have to learn how to sing anymore.
Seriously though, you'll need to start learning basic music theory ASAP, it's the only way anyone could explain to you what key a song is in. I assume that since you post here that you play guitar. Start by learning all the notes on the fretboard.
They are using it for Backup vocals, I have it only because I like to mess around with it from time to time to make comedy songs.
I myself can kind of sing, but I dont use auto tune to assist me.
I have been playing for 6 years now, I just never really got around to it