Kaleidoscope guitar sound

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  1. Downlo

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    I was wondering if anyone knows how to get this specific guitar sound, starting at 45 sec.
    A simple D# single string is played in that first bar (i think) but it sounds like it's really really disorted.

    I've been looking all over the net. Some say it's a Hollow or Semi Hollow body.
    Others say it's a telecaster.
    Some say it's this Fuzz pedal, others say yeah but multiple instances. What Amp is used is also a mystery.

    I tried a Strat with some death metal pedal from NI, it was okay but no sigar.
    Haven't tried a Hollow body yet. Only pedals and amps so far.

    Notice, the guitar is heavily distorted but not over-sustained. The note played does decrease in volume over time.
    Can you help me?
     
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  3. Xupito

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    It sure sounds like a lot of fuzz effect was applied. Really a lot. But I'm not an expert with this effect.
     
  4. Downlo

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    I´m really close. Hollow Body with P-Grid Fuzz Octaver preset, plus some tweaking. Some heavy eq, mid cuts.
    Really really really close. Not there yet, but close
     
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    I know that sound, the guitar player is plugged directly into the board and overloading the input. Also the guitar has no comp on it, doesn't need it as the signal can't and won't get louder than it is while pinning the needle of the meter. I used to get that exact sound by jacking into an old reel to reel tape player and straight onto tape, which when loud enough, saturates the tape for further rounding of the transient's signal, but in this case I believe it was routed to another channel without going too far into the red. This sounds like 60's psychedelia, and the most likely way they achieved the sound. There is no real sustain because the guitar signal is not propped up by a preamp before it hits the board. Just a straight wire from the guitar into the board, no pedal required.

    Also, it probably is a Telecaster. That's Soloman Feldthouse holding one, unless it was David Lindley playing the lead.
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    I would try just a smidgeon of bitcrusher to further break up the sound and add a smattering of grittiness.
     
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    No pressure, but I'm really curious to see how it works when you finally make it :wink:
     
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    Fuzzface :)
     
  9. Downlo

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    Thanks everyone!
    Haven't tried the tape saturation yet, but i'll give you a full report and audio example if you like.

    Ofcourse i don't own a Studer tapemachine, or any other for that matter.
    So an emulation will have to do. Probably, Waves, Slate, Cd-soundmaster or McDsp.
    I have a uad card, but not their tape plugs. Too expensive for my taste (or wallet)

    For those who love this type of heavy distorted guitar. Check out the soundtracks for Marvel's Luke Cage.
    It's fantastic.
    Sounds a bit cleaner then the vid above. But does have that 60ies motown or black exploitation movie grit.
     
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