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Offline FeinMusic

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Best clean tone I've had so far!
« on: July 01, 2010, 11:13:50 am »
http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/4/26/2839975/Breathe%20%28rough%29%20062310.mp3

I'm on the left speaker playing the clean guitar.  Amp tone has marginal distortion out of an LP Studio Lite on the middle position using a Bluesbucker in the Neck and Breed Neck in the Bridge. 

Verses are straight into the amp, chorus has the MI Audio Pollyanna engaged for a little more girth and dynamic while middle 8 has a modded Boss CE-3 going. 

This is very roughly mixed so far
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 09:07:08 pm »
diggin on it now.

i got a little taste of mars volta in there :) i like it! that flanger at the end is creepy heh. actually that`s not the right word. eerie? nah... haunting!

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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 09:10:23 pm »
I want to hug you for getting the Mars Volta influence without any hints!

I spent a good deal of time tweaking that chorus to make it sound more like an eerie theremin type sound or that particularly haunting tone Omar gets on the song Teflon but needles to say both myself and the other guitarist in my band are quite big into Volta
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 09:58:36 pm »
hugs all around!  :D hahaha yeah i was rockin some volta last night for the first time in a couple weeks. they`re like led zeppelin and pink floyd on lance armstrong`s special breakfast bars. good stuff!

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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 11:01:49 am »
Nice work man.  What's your amp?  And how is your Bluesbucker installed (normal or flipped)?

I love how gritty but not overwhelming the clean tone is.  Many would argue that's not actually clean, but if it's as clean as you get, then it's clean for you.  I do most of my "cleans" by taking my normal high gain sound, pumping up the mids a little, and just rolling off the pickups.  It doesn't work without good pickups and the right pots, but that's my clean.
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 09:16:24 pm »
Might want to not leave us in the dark as to waht amp/speaker you are using. I personally don't find those cleans to be real inspiring, but if thats the best you have had so far, then thats great.
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 03:37:18 pm »
My bluesbucker is set with the screw coil facing the neck.  I had it installed the other way first but flipped it to open the sound up a little more.  For the most part I've stopped subscribing to a pure clean tone because I feel it bland for what I've been doing lately
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 10:25:56 pm »
yeah it wouldnt have fit here if you used 100% clean i think

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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 03:23:18 am »
It's a Peavey Classic 50 micced with a Sennheizer 421 and the stock Blue Marvel speakers.  The cleans I feel are appropriate for the song itself and may not work in other situations nor would others work in this.  I'm fond of them here though
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2010, 07:07:37 pm »
My bluesbucker is set with the screw coil facing the neck.  I had it installed the other way first but flipped it to open the sound up a little more.  For the most part I've stopped subscribing to a pure clean tone because I feel it bland for what I've been doing lately

Cool.  I remember seeing that you had it installed backwards at first.

Do you use any wiring mods (coil tap, parallel, etc.) with the Bluesbucker?
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010, 08:16:32 pm »
Not when this was recorded.  Right now I'm getting this massive rotary mod done that will allow me to do coil tapping, phasing and paralleling on each pickup individually.  This track just has me on the middle position of my selector so you're hearing some of the Breed Neck too
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 07:34:40 am »
May I ask how did you do the drums? Acoustic, programmed, triggered?

At first especially the snare sounded like a very consistent sample, but later on I started doubting it.
A tip: I would have used more reverb/delay on that lead lick on the right side after 3 minutes or so; now it sounds too dry and therefore slightly 'amateur-ish', because it now kinda stands out from all the 'eerie soundscapes' that are also playing on the right side.
In use: 14x DiMarzio (8 gtrs), 3x Duncan (2 gtrs).
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Re: Best clean tone I've had so far!
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 11:34:05 pm »
It's a real kit.  A Ludwig recorded in unfortunately low ceiling space so compressed a bit
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