What is your ‘sound’?

What's Hot
13

Comments

  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3404
    Strat (bridge pickup - overwound) > Rat (everything at about  9pm) > WEM Dominator Mk 3 Bass with 15" speaker

    With occasional boosts and delays before and after the Rat to taste.
    You should set everything on the Rat to 9am instead. The difference is night and day

    Water, come drown me, I'm done

    20reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • Single coils into a loud clean Fender amp with lots of delay and reverb and the occasional bit of overdrive and fuzz
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 936
    edited October 10
    Single coils into tweed as the basis. + pedals. + more pedals.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 1935
    Marshall 'sizzle' through something with humbuckers.

    I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin

    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • DopesickDopesick Frets: 1046
    High gain, bridge pickup, distortion/drive pedals into clean amp. High bass, very high mids, mid-to-high treble, low presence.
    Fierce angry riffage ala Matt Pike, Tom G Warrior, Kurt Ballou, Jimmy Bower, Tony Iommi etc with a sprinkling of psychedelic ambience using Nemesis Delay and reverb.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • WhitecatWhitecat Frets: 2034
    edited October 10
    Indie/post-rock/shoegazey stuff. So high edge of clean, lots of effects of many flavours, all kinds of different guitars - whatever I feel like playing/stuff chosen based on how “fat” I need the tone to be in any given arrangement. Occasionally open up the throttle to go full-on wall of sound distortion... but not every time...
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • menamestommenamestom Frets: 2361

    Generally a Fender or similar into a Fender or similar.  Minimal drive, good volume.  I like the sound of rooms, so tend to record with a mic set at some distance.  This is a good example, although posted before.  

    https://soundcloud.com/menamestom/fender-nocaster-test 
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3444
    Clean

    Pushed Clean - EP Booster, dirty channel for 1970s style rock sound

    Creamy - Zendrive

    Fuzz - Mooer Black Triangle or somesuch

    Queen Covers - Treble Boost, TRex Moller
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

    Feedback
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • lasermonkeylasermonkey Frets: 1363
    I play mostly what you might call shoegaze.dream-pop/ambient sorta ting, so my core sound is something that most of you will hate: Jazzmaster neck pickup->stereo chorus->12-bit DDL->reverb-> Silverface Twin Reverb and Orange AD30 in stereo, both set just below the onset of grit.

    While I guess it's an acquired taste, I can get lost for hours with that sound.


    My wife asked me to stop singing Wonderwall.
    I said maybe.....
    0reaction image LOL 1reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • p90foolp90fool Frets: 9343
    Nice one @menamestom , real mid 60s vibe there.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • Matt_McGMatt_McG Frets: 116
     Single coil guitar.

    Clean Fender or plexi (so Bassman) amp or equivalent digital model.

    Drive pedal more or less always on and set to edge of breakup and compressing slightly so can do clean or more grit/sustain depending on right hand and guitar volume control.

    Delay with low mix level with lightly modulated repeats and/or plate reverb for a bit of subtle movemebt/ambience.

    Stack with a distortion pedal or fuzz  — but not heavy square wavey fuzz — for more rock/fusion lead.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • KitsuneKitsune Frets: 227
    Heavy shit, generally, but switchable from moderately tweedy clean up to full brown note.

    Yes, I use pedals.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 659
    edited October 10
    If we're posting clips my SoundCloud with rough riff ideas/demos etc gives a good idea of my style I guess -

    Listen to Pieces [Drop D] by Tom Rogers #np on #SoundCloud

    Most of the recordings are done with Amplitube though, on the silver jubilee or AFD100 model with a 121/57 mic blend.
    0reaction image LOL 1reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • thegummythegummy Frets: 1099
    Strat (bridge pickup - overwound) > Rat (everything at about  9pm) > WEM Dominator Mk 3 Bass with 15" speaker

    With occasional boosts and delays before and after the Rat to taste.
    You should set everything on the Rat to 9am instead. The difference is night and day
    Genius!
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • RolandRoland Frets: 2176
    Been thinking about this since Rocker started the thread. Even spent 30 minutes at lunchtime running through different sounds. The answer is that there isn’t a single sound which gets me. I like edge of clean with a bit of bloom, but brighter and cleaner than @p90fool ‘s excellent video. I like a soaring, overdriven, compressed solo sound, with added delay and reverb. I like snarling, choppy, uncompressed chords. 
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • dindudedindude Frets: 5662
    Default for me is Strat neck pickup with some low gain drive added to Fender type amp with clean headroom, then Strat bridge pickup with some thick mid gain with fuzzy edge, both need to be dynamic and articulate. Add delay with some modulation on the repeats. Still trying to perfect it with constant gear chasing as many I’m sure! This was the most recent attempt.

    https://youtu.be/oUKhdwTb204
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • GassageGassage Frets: 20932
    DiMarzio HBs on a 7 string with Floyd Rose into Soldano with Strymon, Tonal heaven.

    Donald Trump has spoken movingly about 7-Eleven. It reminded him, he said, of the way Americans came together in 1941 after Pearl Necklace.

    3reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 1reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • horseheadhorsehead Frets: 107
    Depends on the band, but mostly my strat into a 6V6 amp on 10 is breaking up, but then the volume backed off, sorta like this



    With the Les Paul, volume open and fuzz


    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • axisusaxisus Frets: 11433
    Strat, switch position 4, gain and delay on amp but guitar volume half way down
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • @Whitecat ; & @lasermonkey ; have you got any samples, would genuinely like to hear. No worries if not.
    @dindude I really liked that, wasn't so keen when you added the swirl, but the rest of the sound was beautiful.

    I honestly don't know how to describe my sound, except I pretty much use the same one for everything, maybe turn the guitar volume down a bit to clean it up. I like things to sound "open & musical" even with loads of dirt- so I like RATs but not keen on some of the metal type pedals. Though some people sound good with them (the guy with the Vines, not a huge fine, but he has a good sound. Think I read he uses a metalzone). At present I'm not using any pedals at all. I like reverb with everything.

    A digression, but I think it's interesting... I always loved John Mayo's sound with Dr Feelgood, but in pictures all I could see was Marshalls & it sounded like there was reverb on it. I never worked it out, but now you can see vids on YouTube he had an old type Roland Space echo- perhaps he had that on a lot of the time?
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • kennedydream1980kennedydream1980 Frets: 233
    edited October 11

    I now use a Line 6 Helix as my whole rig direct to mixer in Stereo and monitor via IEM's.

    All my presets/snapshots are using the Placater amp (which is based on the Friedman BE100) at various gain settings, using a dual IR setup. The IR is the same Celestion Greenback 4x12 IR on both sides using the Royer R121 mic.

    My Clean sound isn't really clean, it's breaking up just enough that it starts to compress, negating the need for any compressor in the chain. In the mix it sounds clean if I'm playing light but if I dig in it growls a bit.

    My snapshots then go up in gain. Crunch, Heavy Crunch and Lead. I'm a massive fan of the tone of Steve Lukather and Andy Timmons. So I've always gravitated to that big guitar sound thats full and meaty and not harsh in anyway. I use big stereo subtle delays on alot of rhythm stuff and more prominant delays all my leads.

    After struggling with amps for a good few years I'm now really happy with my setup and sound. The Helix has enhanced the whole gigging experience for me and completely changed how the whole band approach things. So much so the bass player in my band is now going direct to mixer via a Sansamp and has never sounded better.

    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3404
    @Whitecat ; & @lasermonkey ; have you got any samples, would genuinely like to hear. No worries if not.
    @dindude I really liked that, wasn't so keen when you added the swirl, but the rest of the sound was beautiful.

    I honestly don't know how to describe my sound, except I pretty much use the same one for everything, maybe turn the guitar volume down a bit to clean it up. I like things to sound "open & musical" even with loads of dirt- so I like RATs but not keen on some of the metal type pedals. Though some people sound good with them (the guy with the Vines, not a huge fine, but he has a good sound. Think I read he uses a metalzone). At present I'm not using any pedals at all. I like reverb with everything.

    A digression, but I think it's interesting... I always loved John Mayo's sound with Dr Feelgood, but in pictures all I could see was Marshalls & it sounded like there was reverb on it. I never worked it out, but now you can see vids on YouTube he had an old type Roland Space echo- perhaps he had that on a lot of the time?
    I'd imagine they added some things at the mixing desk? Like Jeff Beck with his Pro Juniors

    Water, come drown me, I'm done

    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • tekbowtekbow Frets: 123
    Thick, Chewy sleazy high gain crunch with a tight (though not necessaily big or fat) bottom end, and sweet ringing highs that cut but aren't piercing or harsh.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7381
    It's oddly consistent - which isn't to say I like it but I do seem to sound like me. Not too thin, bright but not painful, I don't like too much distortion but I don't really do super clean. I use delay sometimes, occasionally fuzz, really struggle to get on with modulation.

     I suspect it's a very generic electric guitar sound.

    @Whitecat ; & @lasermonkey ; have you got any samples, would genuinely like to hear. No worries if not.
    @dindude I really liked that, wasn't so keen when you added the swirl, but the rest of the sound was beautiful.

    I honestly don't know how to describe my sound, except I pretty much use the same one for everything, maybe turn the guitar volume down a bit to clean it up. I like things to sound "open & musical" even with loads of dirt- so I like RATs but not keen on some of the metal type pedals. Though some people sound good with them (the guy with the Vines, not a huge fine, but he has a good sound. Think I read he uses a metalzone). At present I'm not using any pedals at all. I like reverb with everything.

    A digression, but I think it's interesting... I always loved John Mayo's sound with Dr Feelgood, but in pictures all I could see was Marshalls & it sounded like there was reverb on it. I never worked it out, but now you can see vids on YouTube he had an old type Roland Space echo- perhaps he had that on a lot of the time?
    Possibly used the Roland just as a pre amp although on the Mayo era tracks there are certainly examples of overdubbing to create more complex sounds so maybe he was using delay live for some of that. 
    I saw the current Dr Feelgood a couple of years ago with Steve Walwayn and he was guitar+OD+amp. I don't know what OD he had but I like how he used it quite subtly just to lift some of his solos a bit. 
    [ According to their website Walwyn doesn't use any pedals - well either he was or was at least channel changing because he definitely stomped on something and it got louder]
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • gordijigordiji Frets: 198
    Sounds great Dindude.
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • gordijigordiji Frets: 198
    Crystal cleans here,

                                  
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • lasermonkeylasermonkey Frets: 1363
    Yeah, I tend to use plugins at the moment when recording, as I can't make much noise in the apartment. I usually go with Soundtoys Echoboy for delay and Valhalla Vintage Verb for reverb, although my favourite DDLs are from the Roland DEP-5.
    I have to say, if you're into vintage DDLs, there's not an awful lot out there regarding plugins. Everyone seems to favour BBD delays and tape echoes. Now, I love a Space Echo as much as the next guy, but so far, the only analogue delay I've liked was the Yamaha E1010. I like my echoes loud and distinct, though not completely pristine. There's something about a 12-bit delay that really works for me. Maybe it's the graininess. I'm not really sure, but for me, all DDLs are not created equal. I also like the Deltalab DL4 and those in the Boss SE70 and would like get hold of a Yamaha D1500 or two to try out.

    An impending house move saw most of my gear put into storage and although the move never ended up being postponed, there never seemed to be a convenient time to reassemble the home studio properly. It's quite frustrating!


    I'm working on a track at the moment and although it's all plugins, it will give you a rough idea of what it's all about. Eventually, once I have a space I can make a reasonable amount of noise in, I will re-amp all the guitars, using pedals and rack units, along with the Valhalla reverb plugin, which is gorgeous.
    My wife asked me to stop singing Wonderwall.
    I said maybe.....
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • Thanks @thecolourbox @EricTheWeary for thoughts about John Mayo. Could well be something at the mixing desk, as I'm thinking mostly of the live records like On The Job.
    @lasermonkey would be great to hear the new track if you post it.
    Excellent sound & stunning playing @gordiji also enjoyed listening to it rather than just thinking "wow that's great playing". Reminded me of Pete Anderson.
    @dindude again, I think one of the things that I liked best was that it all sounded like a "whole" rather than, the sum of a series of effects, if that makes sense.

    Do I get some sort of prize for citing the most people in one post?
    0reaction image LOL 0reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
  • bodhibodhi Frets: 953
  • richardhomerrichardhomer Frets: 19271
    My sound these days tends to be mainly humbuckers with some gain.

    I shouldn’t really be posting this as it’s a private Soundcloud link - I’m working on friend’s project - this is the outro solo:

    https://m.soundcloud.com/paul-willocks/is-this-richardss-solo-the-final-take-14-080918/s-vDNeC
    0reaction image LOL 1reaction image Wow! 0reaction image Wisdom · Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
Sign In or Register to comment.