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Paradise Lost Tone?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by apu99992, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. apu99992

    apu99992 New Metal Member

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    Can any of the gtr players on this forum help me out? I've achieved the gtr tones on all the previous albums before PL, but I want to know whether the gtr sound on the album is ann actual tone, or just incredibly compressed. Thnks
     
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    The Emptier t3h b3aSt0rZ

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    well he used an ENGL SE el34 for recording
     
  3. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    Has any interviewer ever asked Romeo why he always uses the same boring white guitar? I realize the white Caparison is sort of his signature at this point, but it'd be nice to see him shake things up a bit :)
     
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    'Cause white guitars are sweet. I almost always use a white axe.
     
  5. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    I'd like to hear the difference in tone and song writing a red guitar would make.


    :D
     
  6. 1by4by9

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    Pigments may have influence on the tone but then again, who can hear the difference?

    The sound on PL is compressed of course. It may not be as compressed as Metallica's new stuff but not very far from it.
     
  7. masqueraded

    masqueraded fReaK DrAgON

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    Romeo's guitar tone is perfect for the songs...whenever I listen to the songs, it sounds like everything is describing something..and the guitar tone gets blended with the flavor...that groove is perfect to make the song what it is...:)
     
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    i agree, you can tell on the other albums, like the odyssey is pretty wet and trebly and on TDWOT it's pretty dry and bassy
     
  9. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Eric Johnson? :lol:
     
  10. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    I know that PL is highly compressed (or whatever it's called when everything is really loud), but I think the tones are great - the bass tone in particular. The bass can be heard clearly (unlike The Odyssey or V), and Lepond finely achieved his silky-smooth live tone on a studio album.
     
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    greenaxer Knight of the Templar

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    MJR's guitar tone on Paradise Lost perfectly suits what they were going for musically on that album. His tone is just so much more muscular.
     
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    Well put! Though i actually dont think his tone on The Odyssey is terrible its just low in the mix... its definatley very ballsy on Paradise Lost...
     
  13. -Harris-

    -Harris- I've returned!!!

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    He uses, as said before, an Engl EL34, but it's also probably a million overdubs of every riff, so it's probably not really possible to get that exact tone. I can't even imagine how many times he might've dubbed that one opening Power Chord in Set The World On Fire, but I'll go with 12 times. ~12 guitars all hitting that one "DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNN", give or take one or two.
     
  14. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    :lol: I doubt he layered it that many times!
     

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