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Slipknot - Iowa tone question

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Ermz, May 5, 2011.

  1. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Hey guys,

    Do any of you know what amps/cabs/mics/whatever were used on Slipknot's 'Iowa'? Curious because I can't really pick it by ear alone, but it's got a cool raw/aggressive, yet at the same time smooth vibe.

    Thanks.
     
  2. AllanD

    AllanD boom tap boom-boom tap

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    I don't know how accurate this is, but I heard they were using Rivera Knucleheads for a very long time.
     
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    kevrock New Metal Member

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    Mick rivera head and cab ,,, Jim always a Orange head and cab
     
  4. guitarguru777

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    According to Root it was a Orange Rockerverb 100, Rivera Knucklehead, and Bogner Uberschall with a Jackson Soloist with EMG's and a T75 Loaded Rivera Cab
     
  5. acappa

    acappa Alex Cappa TMF Studios

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    On Iowa they´re recorded with krank krankestein although they are/were endorsed by rivera. I know at first hand (Jim roth words thru msn...)
     
  6. Rob Logic

    Rob Logic yayyyyyy!

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    Iowa was released in 2001 and Krank Amps started making amps in 2003... So unless you're talking about another album, I can't imagine that being correct.
     
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    acappa Alex Cappa TMF Studios

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    You´re right Rob, they used it on the subliminal verses, If I recall well, that one was produced by Rubin right?
     
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    I heard that they recorded the guitars through a bassrig. Don't know if it is true though
     
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    The whole mix on that album is insane. I really dig the live feel of the drums on that album. Guitar tone is soul crushing tho. Vocal performance just gives me chills. Everything is so up front and in yo' face. Like crillemann mentioned I also heard about it being run through a bassrig.

    I got a whole pdf of the subliminal verses drumrecordings (mics, pre-amp and fx setup. But since we're talkin' bout guitar on iowa that's not of much use.
     
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    I'd be keen to see it nonetheless :kickass:
     
  12. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    I heard Jordison has really smelly nuts.
     
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    + lots

    Corey's never been as angry and tortured sounding in the more recent albums. Iowa and Slipknot have some of the best screaming vocal performances ever in my opinion.
     
  14. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    No Doubt Iowa is the best sounding album they've done. I was really let down with all hope is gone, Jordison's trademark drum sound was completely gone and in some parts sounded almost like programmed drums, while on Iowa the drums are simply brutally true
     
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    Iowa is a killer album. Ross Robinson is the man, that and their self titled are 2 of the heaviest productions in existence. Third album was thin and crushed to shit. All hope is gone was decent but lacked 'their' vibe. The self titled for me is their best. It's bone dry, the tight performances just pop out at you.
     
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    +1, any recording info is cool to have!
     
  17. GeertSamuel

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    Will post it tonight.
     
  18. Mattayus

    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot

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    Yeah man, the mastering job on that absolutely stinks! It's SO loud, but at the expense of the mix.

    That said, I do love the rawness of it. It sounds like it was almost played live, really simple and stripped-down sounding.
     
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    I thought that they used 5150 actually? I'm probably wrong though, but I think I remember seeing them use 5150's and Mesa cabs when they played the Heretic Anthem on Conan.
     
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    Damn. I may as well have just played the lottery :lol:
     

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