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Discussion in 'CoB Off-topic' started by Blindfold, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Delanoir

    Delanoir Member

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    Awesome, thanks. That does sound like a good plan. I haven't heard about Maxon's OD 808, but I'll check it out. And the TS808 and TS9 are definitely the ones I've heard the most about in terms of being "the best".

    I remember that on their own forums, one of the guitarists from Scar Symmetry said that the TS808 (or maybe TS9) was one of the only pedals he used, both live and in the recording process. And I always liked their tone, especially on Holographic Universe.
     
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    Hence that a Tubescreamer is mostly used as a booster, so you still need a decent overdrive channel on your amp.
     
  3. Delanoir

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    Well as far as Scar as Symmetry's tone goes, Jonas Kjellgren has said

    But you are right about it pushing your amp tubes. That's what OD is meant to do. I don't understand people who think it's a distortion pedal.

    And I was checking out the Andy Sneap forums, and it appears that he says the Maxon OD 820 is the next best thing to the original 808, better than the TS9 or even 808 re-issue.
     
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    whats the difference between overdrive and dirstortion? what are the best ways to use this effects?
     
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    For fuck's sake.
     
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    I'm looking for bands that harmonize their leads/melodies in a more complex way than the usual "I play the same thing a "third/fifth lower". I'm talking about "the classical way" with coequal voices like in the beginning of this piece: or this punk intro.
     
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    its called counterpoint, and I cant think of any metal bands that pull that off well consistently lol
     
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    snowy The Empire Strikes Back

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    TS808s are great! I used one in the studio once and recently bought a TS808 clone which has a slightly more transparent tone and it's awesome!
     
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    Nice! I'm going to take Sneap's advice and try out the Maxon one to see if it really is the next best thing to the original 808. I imagine he knows what he's talking about, since he's a pretty amazing producer and player, and has owned all kinds of gear. Which one were you looking at?

    No, not really. I'm no gear/tech expert, but I think it's pretty clear to me that distortion pedals are meant to boost gain and pre-amp distortion.

    Overdrives however, are meant to push the tubes for a warmer and more natural breakup, like you would get in pushing the volume, only without needing to do so. It doesn't necessarily give you more distortion (though it can). Rather, it gives it more of the "juice" and sweetness you get from driving the amp.

    To me, a distortion pedal almost always makes the tone sound more aritificial, as well as dry and fizzy. Sometimes even thin and brittle. But that's my opinion.
     
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    Not at all.

    Also, I was trying to make the point that he should google stuff first.
     
  12. charli

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    im sorry dudes :erk: i know
     
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    It's okay dude, but you really should look up at first.. You might get a lot more answer :p (from experts and stuff).
     
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    so i ended up thinking they are the same except distortion has more gain, and which one to choose depends on how youre gonna use it...
     
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    You mean a maxon like in this video?

    Did a comparison like that, liked the lutherdrive a bit more. still they are nice :D
     
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    <-Warheart-> † Fuck You Very Much †

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    Are they green???? I think I have about 3 of those picks upstairs because my music teacher used to use them and so I bought some. They're bendy in the middle but stiffer on the tips, which is really weird...

    And I think I used to use 9's in D too. Loved how easy it was, but it DID sound crap compared to these 11's!! I guess you just get too used to the softness of them and after a while, need something a bit tougher.

    I can play blues licks that I copy from other people, if that counts...:lol:

    But I do like Marty Friedman's leads on the album Introduction. It's mostly all clean guitar and it sounds amazing, so I'm not only into the shred stuff, but it's what I play the most.

    Hmm, yes, but they're not really producted the same. Overdrive is like natural distortion caused by cranking the volume and making those tubes work, whereas distortion is digitally created at any volume. Kinda.
     
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    they were these ones

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    they come multicolored, just random colors, not sorted by gauge or anything.
    That's the only cool thing :lol:
     
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    That Luther does sound really nice, but I think I personally liked the Maxon more. The Luther was a bit too bright (though more clarity) while the Maxon seemed to have slightly more growl, but that's just me. Though that guy was also using an extremely different rig than I have (ESP SV and 5150 with Mesa Recto cab).
     
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    the result ends up to sound like its the same though, and i guess for metal, distotion's whats up

    anyways, have u guys seen this http://www.bossus.com/go/tone/2008-06.html ?
     
  20. children of COB

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    People, I have a question. Probably no one here is a big Exodus fan, but do you have any idea how the fuck do they get such a sharp, aggressive and overall fucking balls to the wall tone? It's like they're just cutting you with a razorblade!

    Look a this, this is LIVE! I've never seen a band get such a head crushing tone live!


    And studio time, check in 44 Magnum Opus the riff where the guitars play alone, first each channel and then the two together at 0:29. PURE AWESOME!
    Exodus Myspace


    Maybe you don't like it, but even if you don't if you have any idea of how they get such an awesome tone please help me out!

    Looking forward to it! Btw, how's your computer going, any luck fixing it or still fucked? At least were you able to take the stuff out of your hard drive or what?

    Which clone is that? Because clones tend to be cheaper and if you say it sounds even more transparent I may even give it a go because I've been longing for one for long but they tend to change the tone too much for my taste.

    On my RR (D standard) I use 10-52 (tight and strong riffing but a bit easier bending strings and still cool sound) but in my rock band I tried to go down (8-38 or so in E) and was quite cool. Since I don't need that much drive there it was cool and the feel of the thin strings is quite nice when you don't need to play the crap out of them.
     
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