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The sounds in the songs you've listed are actually pretty different to my ears, but I'll try to generalize and go through some examples. Here is the raw line for reference. This is a modified strat with an EMG-SA in the neck position. This is important because EMG is an active pickup so the signal level is higher. This means it will distort sooner. So keep ...


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This isn't a stupid question at all and I think you should be able to get this sound with the amp you have. My first suggestion is try using less distortion. The intro to My God Is The Sun sounds barely distorted at all to me. I had a Peavy bandit 112 (the transtube series one) so I would suggest using the lead channel set to vintage mode. Set the low, mid ...


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In addition to the points given by topo morto: the effect that gives you pretty much “overdrive without the distortion” is a compressor. In fact, a major reason for using overdrive and distortion is that it compresses the signal (yielding longer sustain), as well as changing the sound by adding harmonics and intermodulation. If you simply run a ...


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The dirt and grime that comes from distortion is a result of notes with frequency relationships beyond those that are very simple ratios (e.g. 2:1=an octave, and 3:2=a fifth) going through the distortion process together. This results in sum and difference frequencies being produced that seem only distantly related to the notes being played, resulting in an ...


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Two contrary ways to do this is: Don't use much distortion, if any, and just use medium gain with overdrive Use a metal pedal that doesn't require too much gain: simple square wave distortion can be quite clean But you will need to provide the effect with a clean input, so no barre chords or open chords. Just stick to thirds and fifths, which sound ...


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Look at the Boss RC-505 - it's hand-driven, has to be given it's 5 consynchronous channels. You can add a foot pedal, if you're that old school. The old picker trick for that one was Bob Marley's, using the fret hand while plucking ahead with the main driver hand.


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I'm assuming he's talking about playing the same note, chord, or phrase more than once, possibly playing the second and subsequent repeats more and more quietly. Some kinds of delay sound can't be replicated this way, but you can definitely sound like a ducker (where the delayed notes automatically are lowered in volume behind any new notes that are played). ...


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I know its an old post.. with a selected answer. But I felt that Gabe's problem has been also mine for very long time. What I could add to the already selected answer is to try this software with monitor speakers. For my pc I have a logitech 2.1 speaker system (with sub-woofer) which is totally inappropriate for the situation. A very weird suggestion is ...


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Ebow. It is called ebow. I must write 30 characters.


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Generally, a boost pedal can also be a great tool when you have multiple pedals running through your pedal-board. It gives an extra "boost" to make up for some signal loss and the "lost flavor" when the signal travels down multiple pedals.


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It really is down to taste, personally I find that it works better after distortion, I'd usually have an effect such as chorus early on in the chain, purely out of the habit of having the effects I turn off less earlier on in my chain (again, it's just a preference, and I use a lot more "clean" tones than you might.) The only correct answer is to what you ...


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Of course, it is a matter of taste. You're correct that a chorus creates multiple “voices”, but actually that's a good reason to put it after distortion! For distortion is nonlinear, which means that if you put in a combination of multiple voices, the result will be different from when you put each voice individually through distortion and mix ...


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The standard advice is: all modulation and delay based effects after distortion. The reason is that the distortion makes the created effect muddy and too dirty. If you talk about "multiple voices" then these would get mixed up in a rather dissonant way by the harmonics added by the distortion. In this case most people would prefer to have the distortion ...


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I would say the Digitech - Hot Head, it is a replica of DS1 with extra "low" knob. There are many comparison videos on youtube you could check out


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I would say there is no right or wrong way, its just what you are trying to achieve. Some ways, eg using the AXE-FX2 would be complex, but there are other easier ways. For example, steve vai uses a boss chorus pedal which has a stereo output, and passes one digital delay pedal and one amp etc in both of the outputs. He gives different delay times in the two ...


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The guitar amps you have most likely have some "effects" on them already. Most guitar amps allow you to select either a clean signal or a distorted overdrive signal (at living room levels). Also, many have built in reverb or delays or other effects that can be selected. But eventually, most guitar players end up wanting a sound they just can't get out ...


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Running a guitar through an effect processor and a home stereo is unlikely to make you overly happy. Particularly guitar with overdrive has high frequency content way above what a home stereo is built to deal with. It may be defused somewhat by an amp simulator and room acoustic simulator, but then the results will lean towards the mushy. Driving a home ...


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You can use a stereo and speakers. The reasons people tend to use instrument amps for practice is because they are (hopefully) built to cope with an uncompressed/unEQ'd instrument signal, which will have more big level spikes at particular frequencies, in contrast to recorded music which tends to be more smoothed out (making it more obvious when you're ...


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Who told you you can't use you home PA? Sure enough, if you just plug the guitar right in a PA, it'll sound somewhat boring, but there's no reason you could not do it anyway. In fact, such a “super-clean” sound can IMO sometimes be a pleasant alternative. The thing is, guitar amps aren't designed to sound “good” in a HiFi sense, at ...



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