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Discussion in 'Backstage' started by Brett - K A L I S I A, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Brett - K A L I S I A

    Brett - K A L I S I A Dreaded Moderator

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    Alive Or Just Breathing / The End Of Heartache

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  2. Andy Sneap

    Andy Sneap Metal Guru

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    yeah, the soldano didnt make the final mix
     
  3. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    Thank you! This clears up alot of misconceptions....
     
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    what did make the final mix?
     
  5. Wolfeman

    Wolfeman I Prefer EL-34s. So What?

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    The Framus most likely
     
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    from what 've heard it was framus cobra mostly and 5150 for some.
     
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    The voice of Howard Jones on The End Of Heartache is simply stunning:OMG: :OMG: :OMG: :OMG: :OMG:

    Anyone knows how was it tracked? Whic mic? Which pre?
    And then? compression? other processing?
     
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    ok wait so the main amps on the "the end of the heartache" are a frammus amp and a peavey 5150???


    i know i saw a pic of the bearded guy joel stroezhel or something in the mesa boogie catalog with a stilletto and i read somewhere he uses triple rectos in the studio. their sound sounds very vintagy and spongy and tight. i understand that they tune "spongy" to drop C most of time and use emg 85 PU and use a maxon 808 in front to smooth out but the amp character has to play a huge role. any more details as far what each guitarist used or what made the final cut?
     
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    Not 100% on this but here's an explanation,

    Killswitch OFTEN use Boogie's live.
    As far as I know ALWAYS use Maxon 808 infront of their amps.
    Used Framus and 5150 on The End of Heartache (I assume Andy's decision)
    Used Soldano SLO100 on As Daylight Dies

    I think that's right...
     
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    hmm didn't sound like a 5150 but hell it sounded good. i guess it was the framus then. i'm guessing cobra.


    they have such a unique "dry" sound. i always felt like it was a vintagey amp with high output pickups and a maxon to smooth out. whatever, the whole KSE thing just confuses me, i'm lost and frustrated. i'm just assuming that since i don't even like/have emg's i'll just butt out of the whole pondering of how they get their tone and worry about other things.
     
  11. greyskull

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    think it was mostly 5150 for rhythms. thats what i saw in an interview with adam D
     
  12. JeffTD

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    For which album?
     
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    i am the ones asking about the amps but my questions were pertaining to "the end of the heartache"
     
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    I'm a nerd and have these folders with saved guitar mag articles :)

    Got one with KSE from total guitar (which I'm guessing is the one greyskull was on about)

    But yeah it says

    "We used two set-ups for each rhythm track. One of them was a Framus Dragon head going through a cab with Celestion 30s. The other was a Peavey 5150 through a VHT Pitbull cabinet. We used a Maxon OD808 pedal, which just boosts the pickup a little bit, makes it run hotter and lets the upper register sing a little bit more. The for the overdubs we used a Soldano and Marshall JCM 800. We both play Caparison guitars."

    Obvs that may not be what made it to the final mix as Andy may have re-amped certain parts.
    Although I think Adam was present for the mixing AND this article was quite some time after EOH came out so that little paragraph may all be correct.


    I wana know what Guitars, pickups and amps were used for AOJB. I'm guessing its a Mesa triple rec but i'm not sure about pickups - especially as all the pics from that time showed joel with a PRS without EMG's and Adam (who I duno if he even played rhythms on that album) with a Strat with a stacked humbucker.
    Also I interested if anything was reamped as the demos on the bonus AOJB cd have a pretty similar guitar tone to the final recordings.
     
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    Jaymz Stymphalian Productions

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    Speaking of triple recs ive found a place selling a triple recto head AND cab second hand £1,950 :| BARGIN! Thats like a free cab. Shame im missing about £650!!! :erk: :erk: :erk: :erk: :( *crys*
     
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    bumpety bump bump

    i'm having no luck finding out the exact pickup adam used to use in his strat or what guitar n pickup was used on AOJB

    :cry:

    any ideas? :erk:
     
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    JB Jr, from what I remember. That or a hot rails - see if you can find an old picture of the minibucker he had in the bridge. If it has rails, you know which one it is. I know it was a Duncan, though.
     
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    thanks dude!

    it's hard to find pics of him with a strat where you can see the pickup clearly

    when i say hard i mean i've never seen one
     
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    still waiting anxously and patiently for andy to respond as to what amps made the final mix BUT does't adam and joel use emg 85 in the bridge?
     

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