Re: Tone question
- From: Lee Harvey Oswald <depositorysniper@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2010 09:55:57 -0400
On Sun, 4 Jul 2010 10:06:19 +0100, Angus
Steal his fingers and brain.
This is a fair point, but I see that as his "voice".
Also fair is Lord Valve's point... take the same drugs he does, and
hope you survive them. Just remember that like Keith Richards, I
suspect Slash knows his limit... and knows that as he gets older, his
limit goes down.
On the odd chance that it helps, check out videos and stills of him
playing on-stage and take a close look at the way he holds a pick...
the angle against the strings, etc. Strings are another issue. Might
get you closer.
If we look at his tone as a function of the hardware he uses and its
settings - well, I'm no expert but there's a lot of different Marshall
amps, and they don't sound the same.
This is true.
I'm sure there's people round here
who could advise on approximating his tone with certain amps, if not
there's the Marshall forums. It seems to come up quite a bit in the
Vintage Modern one for example.
There's more to a recording artist than his personal kit. The sound
you hear on an album is created with a recording studio and
corresponding studio effects. The game changed when Roger McGuinn
showed up with his Rick 12 to record a Bob Dylan track, and they
heavily processed his sound with vacuum tube compressors and other
studiio gear of the mid-60s. Similar situation with Satriani. With
Slash, as I listen to his recordings, it sounds like they use a very
slight digital delay to make his sound VERY BIG in the stereo image.
Listen to him playing on the Sammy Hagar track "Little White Lies";
you know who it is the instant the first power chord hits. There's
that delay between the two channels!
....on the guitar front, I've an idea I heard he favours seventies era
Les Paul's which would imply T-Top pickups, but that's probably wrong.
Everybody has their theory. To this day, people have theories about
me. How many of them do you think are facts? Where's Zapruder when
you need him??
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