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Advice for a guitar tone

Discussion in 'Production' started by LionTooth, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. LionTooth

    LionTooth New Metal Member

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    *Please move if this is in the wrong place*

    I guess you could say I'm an "ametuer producer", and I seem to be having a problem with my guitar tone. My guitar tones always sound very dry and hard. Does anyone have any tips on how to get a nice wet n' juicy guitar tone like Sturgis or Mizell? Thanks for the help c:
     
  2. jdolese1226

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    well it'll be easier to answer your question if you show us some example of your to point in the right direction man!
     
  3. oroinvictus

    oroinvictus dangert billy

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    +1, you need to show us some work before we can try to help you. there's a whole lot that goes into the kind of tone you want and can't exactly be covered with 'tips' alone.
     
  4. LionTooth

    LionTooth New Metal Member

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    Alright, here is a song that I produced, using pod farm for the guitar tone.

     
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    Yes your guitar tone is pretty harsh, your guitar tone is pretty similiar to bands like Like Moths to Flames and the new We Came As Romans album. What guitar and pickups did u use for this recording? Active pickups like EMG usually sounds harsher and therefore you have to be more careful with the high mids and hi end. How does your EQ look like?
     
  6. LionTooth

    LionTooth New Metal Member

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    Yeah, the guitar the guitarist was using had EMGs. My EQ looks like this:
    http://www.majhost.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3765291
     
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    No wonder why they sound like that, you have scooped your guitars way too much and try to set your LPF at around 7-10k Hz. Try also to do some surgical cuts at around 4k since thats usually were the fizz in amp sims comes from. I also cut some at 1k Hz since those freqs sounds pretty bad.
     
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    LionTooth New Metal Member

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    Ok, thanks! :D
     
  9. Soundscaper11

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    My best advice as far as guitar tones is to go with the redwirez impulse (bogner uberkab to be exact), set it to sm7 cap 1 in

    Pair that with Cali Diamond Plate or Big Bottom head and it is the sound of ecstacy
     
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    And I agree the guitars are way scooped
     

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