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Buckethead's Guitars

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by madbutcher, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. madbutcher

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    I think the guitar sound is fucking massive. Any ideas on how Buckethead's guitar sound is achieved? (I'm reffering to newer albums like coo coo clock and Kaliedoscalp)
     
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    EtherForBreakfast Hamster Style

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    dude... killer orgazmo avatar.

    a lot of his early stuff was all done direct and you can tell.

    his newer shit is all boogie dual rec's and stiletto's

    his best is bucketheadland2. i love that cd so much
     
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    Yea, Orgazmo rules.

    Bucketheadland 2 is badass. That kid sounds eerie as hell. I just got Kaleidoscalp yesterday and I'm blown away by Buckethead yet again.

    I've heard a lot of dual rec's recorded and they don't sound nearly as big as his does..... not trying to disprove your statement, just trying to find out what he/the engineer does extra to it to make it sound like it does.
     
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    Brett - K A L I S I A Dreaded Moderator

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    Mmmm, I never heard Buckethead but if you think Dual Rectifiers recorded don't sound big, there is something I must be missing... Most of my favorite guitar sounds (Testament, Nevermore...) include a Dual Rec and to me they (Dual Rec) sound HUGE...
     
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    Yea, they sound fucking awesome, probably my favorite amp.... (wish I could afford one) Buckethead just has a distinct tone that I have been digging lately.
     
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    dreamcatcher Raising the Knife

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    After reading that GuitarOne interview, I am wondering what exactly is meant by his "extra large Gibson Les Paul (to accomodate Buckethead's 6'6" frame)".

    Oh, and he lists Stiletto amps.
     
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    That man is stupid fast at guitar. I want Paul Gilbert to teach me too :(
     
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    EtherForBreakfast Hamster Style

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    It is most definitely a 27" or a 27.5" scale neck. I doubt the body is any different than any other CNC mass produced Gibson body that comes off the line.

    Brian's technique is spot on/identical/mirror image to that of Paul Gilberts.

    Their picking and fretting hands are identical in every way. Watch a vid of either player. It's kinda scary. Which is what lead to rumors that Pablo IS Buckethead.

    I like Buckethead... I like everything he stands for, and I love his playing and I love his schtick.
     
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    "Which is what led to rumors that Pablo IS Buckehead."

    Despite the extra foot or so in stature? :p

    People can be funny sometimes. Paul Gilbert does move the same way. I've seen videos of him in Japan, and when he busts out all by himself for like 15 minutes straight, his fretting and picking hands look the same way...as if they have locked up or something. They are both very precise players. I love their technique. Some of Buckethead's stuff can get very wierd at times....to the point where I have to ask myself, "why am I even listening to this?" I often wonder if he's ever thought to himself why exactly he puts on this grand show that he does. I'll give him credit though, he's stuck with it for longer than I can remember. Other musicians that have tried the "masked identity" thing usually break down eventually and they reveal themselves. Albeit, none of the others have ever been *that* intriguing for anyone to really WANT to know what they look like, lol. I'm sure there's a gigantic list of people that would give their right arm to see Buckethead's freakin face and hear a real conversation involving him. I wouldn't give my right arm.....yet :)

    ~006
     
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    dreamcatcher Raising the Knife

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    That happens a lot, though. Like I can see Clapton's hands, posture, and even strap length on Eddie, and I remember seeing Les Claypool playing next to Stanley Clarke and the way they held their hands/basses was the same. It's like they even move the same sometimes.

    Just two more examples.

    27" scale, eh? I must learn more...
     
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    Bucketheads name is Brian Caroll and he is 6' 6". The Les Pauls are custom shop and are 27" scale but the body is bigger to make it look right. But yeah, he's a freak of nature.:headbang:
     
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    I have been fortunate enough to actually work with Buckethead in the studio a few times (without the mask and bucket). He always showed up in a beat up old Ford Aerostar that was filled with a bunch of junk. I helped him load his gear one time, and when he opened the side door of this thing a friggin' vacuum cleaner fell out! His white Les Paul (which was custom made for him by Gibson) had a regular sized body but with extra frets. He even let me play it! All of the recording that we did was direct. He used that Boss thing and a Whammy pedal. He was a very cool dude and even shared a few Axl stories with me, too!

    I met Paul Gilbert at G.I.T. once and he was a tall fucker with huge hands.
     
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    I just got Kaliedoscalp and I think that his guitar sound is a mix of his amp and amp simulators. According to his website this is what he uses

    What musical equipment does Buckethead use?

    Guitars: Jackson Flying V, Steinberger GS, ESP MII, Gibson Chet Atkins, Ibanez X-Series Flying V, Takamine Acoustic, '59 Les Paul Custom (used on some Laswell-related projects), Gibson SG. '69 Gibson Les Paul Custom (used on the Cobra Strike and Viggo Mortensen projects recorded at Travis Dickerson Recording Studio).

    Amplifiers: Peavey Reknown, misc. Marshall & Mesa Boogie heads, a Matt Wells head, Harry Kolbe Cabinets.

    Effects: Roland SE 50, Rocktron Intellifex, Rockman, a Zoom multi effects unit, Alesis Midiverb II, A wah wah, Lexicon JamMan, Electro Harmonix Micro Synthesizer, Pro Co Rat, Digitech Whammy Pedal, Misc Toys.

    Other: Amp Farm amp simulator plug in for Pro Tools (on Cobra Strike)


    I think that is a little dated because I know for a fact on the Kaliedoscalp album he uses a Line 6 filter modeler pedal alot...
     

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