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Getting the Sunlight Studios tone

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Melodeath, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Melodeath

    Melodeath Moonbow

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    I know not everyone is a fan, but I love the Sunlight Studio-esque guitar tone (Entombed, Dismember, old Hypocrisy, even Bloodbath)

    Has anyone here succeeded in getting a similar tone? I've heard rumors about metal zones and boss hm-2 pedals being required, but can anyone clarify or provide any more advice?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Ericlingus

    Ericlingus Prettiest Hair Around

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    they used the hm-2 pedal for sure. I think they linked two of them together. Either that or a metal zone and hm-2 together. I think the amps they used were mostly solid state peavey amps and I also heard (i'm really not sure about this one either) that they turned all knobs on ten. Here is a thread about how the guitars on the first two bloodbath albums were recorded http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/...ath-s-nightmares-made-flesh-guitar-sound.html. I too like the sunlight studios guitar sound. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Tommy Gun

    Tommy Gun ...might be drunk.

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    I'll quote myself from another thread to help in your search :)

     
  4. Ericlingus

    Ericlingus Prettiest Hair Around

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    looks like I was right about everything being dimed. Yeah I was thinking it was either peaveys or marshalls that were used. I want a boss HM-2 pedal but i'm really broke right now.
     
  5. Melodeath

    Melodeath Moonbow

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    Thanks a lot for the info guys.

    Everything dimed is crazy as shit. I can't imagine the volume

    I wonder if the HM-2 sim on boss multi-fx like the gt-8 would suffice?
     
  6. greyskull

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    i got an hm2 somewhere, and it is instant hollowman
     
  7. Ericlingus

    Ericlingus Prettiest Hair Around

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    You can buy one on ebay from anywhere from 40-100 dollars.
     
  8. Tommy Gun

    Tommy Gun ...might be drunk.

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    Yeah, check Craig's List too.
     
  9. Melodeath

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    Right. However, I was thinking about getting a GT-10 anyway :)

    If that would suffice, I could pass on the HM-2
     
  10. Tommy Gun

    Tommy Gun ...might be drunk.

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    I would A/B them. I've heard the GT 10 isn't totally accurate in simulating all the Boss pedals.
     
  11. beyond dead

    beyond dead heavy metal dad \m/

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    when achieving a buzz saw distortion sound, subtleties in the sounds don`t make too much of a difference, so i would not limit the possibilities to a boss hm pedal. any type of buzzy distortion box should suffice. you may create a new buzz saw tone
     
  12. Tommy Gun

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    yeah, and I'm not even sure if other Sunlight bands like Entombed even used the HM2... so there is that to consider as well.
     
  13. Melodeath

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    I wonder what Entombed used. Left Hand Path tone ftw
     
  14. Ericlingus

    Ericlingus Prettiest Hair Around

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    I think dismember has the best one i've heard so far. At the Gates had a great tone too on their slaughter of the Soul album even though it wasn't made in sunlight studios, they used a boss metal zone and a hm-2 chained together into a peavey solid state amp with a custom made cab.
     
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    HM 2, better if made in japan. I do confirm the DISMEMBER setting, everything at 10 [all the way up]!
     
  16. Omega_Void

    Omega_Void Your Eventual Destroyer

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    what's your source for this? The liner notes in the re-issue a couple years back said both pedals were used, but IIRC didn't say they were chained. The sound on the SotS CD is different between the left- and right-panned guitars, (right side more aggressive and treble-y) I'd always assumed they used a different pedal each side for that effect.

    I've read the liner notes in the Left Hand Path reissue, don't have the disk but IIRC it said they used a Metal Zone and a Heavy Metal pedal (didn't say if they were chained or used on different tracks), and the amp used was a small Peavey, about 30 watts - with all the dials maxed. I'd guess Dismember picked up that habit from there when they went to record with Skogsberg.

    As far as diming the tone contols goes, in a passive tonestack maxing out the BMT knobs really just minimizes the mid-scoop from the tonestack and increases the level out of the tone circuit. In real terms this mainly means that the tone-shaping is more affected by the pedal eq and the presence in the amp, and less by the tone circuit.
     
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    Anders told me that.
     
  18. Torniojaws

    Torniojaws They call me Juha

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    I believe Tomas told that on the Making of DVD, they used a different pedal for both channels to change to tone a bit, or something like that is what he said.

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    Nope, they only speak about Peavey Supreme 160, the home made cab with 2x12" and 2x10" speakers with broken speakers and a Metal Zone.
     
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    Truth be told, I think Dismember may have been doing it first.
     
  20. Keessi

    Keessi Everything on eleven!

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    Sunlight sound: Boss HM-2 dimed with peavey bandit. later with other amps.
     

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