So, I was touring the wonderful world of youtube and came across the attached video. It is Pearl Jam 10's guitar tracks isolated.
What strikes me here is how nice (in my opinion) of a distorted-but bright (or shimmery...if that is a good explanation) tone that they had. I have similar gear (as per below), but always end up with a darker/bassier tone-lacking in the brightness that they seem to have (I found another live video from the 92 era, and they had a similar bright/distorted thing going on there as well-so I know it wasnt just studio trickery!).
I guess my question is-does anyone have an opinion as to how to obtain that kind of a sound! haha
I know the usual stories about their gear back in the day-and because I have similar influences I have acquired similar gear over the years (strats, Les Pauls, Marshall DSL, Marshall Vintage Modern, Marshall 1960a cab, a peavey 2x12 with greenbacks etc.).
Anyways, some guesses that I have is that McCready blended amps (doing a quick google search, it looks like the 59 bassman was a favorite of his-but i think he only really used that for the cleans, not as part of the distorted tone...), I know that both guitarists had Tube Screamers (or similar)-perhaps running those could have controlled the low end and added some texture?
Anyways, any ideas would be cool and much appreciated; also, I think this new little obsession started when I recently came across a robin trower video and he had something similar going on as well with his strat and marshall combination.
ive been trying to learn how to reamp, I seem to be getting a good signal recorded from my dry guitar, but when I play it back into my amp it comes through very weak (as compared to when I play my guitar directly through the amp).
im using quality direct box and reamp box (both radial). I've boosted the signal of the dry guitar take when sending it to the amp as much as possible in the daw.
So I have recorded an indipendent album, and I was about to do the usual old CD design etc. from a local group...and I was wondering if anyone else has ever just skipped the CD printing, and just offered the tunes up online and left it at that? Maybe just sell download cards at shows and go from there.
The only think I like about hte CD sales is A. when you do sell them you collect a fair amount of profit off of it, and when i do our release show we usually give the first 100 hundred away to people who come through the door...
anyways, any thoughts on the subject from other bandleaders would be appreciated.
I'm looking to put together a 7 or 8 piece blues band (drums, guitar, singer or two, bass, keys, sax, horn etc.)
I've been thinking about doing this for a couple of years now and finally have the inspiration to see this thing through after spending a week in blues clubs in the southern US (I'm in an area where it is rare to see this type of band).
Anyways, I'm looking for song ideas that we could do that work with the horns (I have a ton of experience with 3, 4 and 5 piece rock bands, but never went this large). So, I'm looking for ideas past that of what are on my blues brother's albums! But I am looking for upbeat fun songs to play...something that we could probably do local gigs and everyone could enjoy.
I'm also willing to step into the funk world a bit...brickhouse, play that funky music, superstition etc. as I think they would be a blast and an audience would love them...any help would be appreciated.
first, i did do a search on this-but as you can guess when you search vanhalen you tend to get a ton of random results haha.
ok, so here is my scenario, i'm interested in getting an early vanhalen brownsound (I have no idea why-seeing how my band does not in any way need it! I guess its for my own fun).
After doing some research, it turns out i already have an amp that can do a ton of the work (marshall vintage modern), and when i play around with the suggested settings others recommend I can tell that I'm headed in the right direction. However, my guitars in no way help me in my search (gibson les pauls and strats mainly).
So, I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on some budget guitars that might be a good starting point (as much as I'd like to get a music man axis, or a evh wolfgang I'm not interested in spending that much cash).
my biggest complaint about a 4x12 is the space it takes up in a vehicle-tired of the awkward loading etc.
I did look at the marshall options, I guess I was wondering what other options were out there rather than paying almost the same $ for 1/2 the speakers, also hearing some other success/failure stories always helps.
I do mic my cab at most gigs, so i'm not scared about losing that volume drop off.
So, I've been playing a Marshall vintage modern through a 1960a cab for a while now, and I've found some great tones.
only problem is that i'm tired of lugging around a 4x12 cab!
I'm thinking about regressing to a 2x12 cab, and i was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? I also play a egnator renegade 2x12 combo, and I love that sound, I understand that they have some 2x12 cabs...anyways any suggestions would be appreciated.
Hey Guys, I have recently had a speaker die in my marshall 1960a cab, and thought that this might be a great opportunity to swap out speakers!
I should start with saying that I run a 50watt marshall vintage modern as a head, I don't completly dime the amp as far as distortion goes-think 90's alternative, classic rock type tones (lots of lead work).
I'm not married to any speakers in particualar, but I was thinking that I might want to take a rip at greenbacks.
I was wondering if anyone had any experence with them-and if they could give me thier two cents i would appreciate it. From what I understand that they break up earlier giving it a 'vintage' tone (which is something that I'd be interested in).
Sorry if anyof this seems rambleing-I'm kind of hungover...and at work...
I use 2 primary guitars, a les paul with semour duncan pickups, and a strat with dimarzio pickups. amp is a marshall vintage modern, for pedals I use an Ibanez tubescreamer, and a vox joe satriani wah.
I spoke to a friend of mine, he suggested a chorus pedal. any opinions?
I believe the difference between studio monitors and typical speakers are that the eq in studio monitors are flat, where as your cpu's speakers will have an adjusted eq, take a song that you know really well, and the music store will let you play it through the monitors you will hear a completly different mix than what you hear in your car (this is what i did when selecting monitors).
always leave them wanting more. it is that simple IMO. I like to play about a 40 min set with my whole band-that gets through our originals and covers. and we get to leave on a high note. as for acoustic, 20-30 min should be enough IMO.
I've always thought that the most important quality of a guitarist is knowing when to do certain things, or how to apply them, rather than just knowing how to do them.
exactly, I've played with guys who could play a million miles an hour and not have any clue as to what they were doing.
I think it was clapton who was asked about what he thought of these 'speed demons' that were showing up on the scene and his reply was something like "it doesn't matter how fast you play, it matters if you can make the guitar speak".
The other comment that I've always liked was that david gilmour may not play very fast, but he thinks about every note that is played-and then theres Yngwie Malmsteen who plays very fast-and thinks just as much about every note as david gilmour does.