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Discussion in 'Steve Smyth' started by Seedawakener, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Seedawakener

    Seedawakener aka Ophidian

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    I know that some of you guys know everything about nevermore-equipment that there is.

    What amps have nevermore used and on what albums? If there is anything special like pedals and stuff on an album, plz tell me that to.
     
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    Nevermore (Self Titled):

    Digitech Valve FX Preamp
    Peavey cs-800 poweramp and a Carvin Cabinet loaded with Vintage 30 speakers



    In Memory EP:

    Same as PoE


    Politics of Ecstacy:

    Mesa Boogie Mark IV Head Unit
    Marshall 1960B 4X12 Cab (w/Celestion G12T-75 Speakers)


    Dreaming Neon Black:

    Mesa Boogie Triaxis Preamp
    Mesa Boogie 2:90 Simul-Class Power Amp
    Marshall 1960BV 4X12 Cab (w/Celestion Vintage 30 Speakers)

    On all the albums with Neil Kernon, there were 4 tracks of rhythm recorded, and primarily a Shure SM-57 or Sennheiser 421 was used.


    DEAD HEART IN A DEAD WORLD:

    Custom Built 7 string guitars (with a .80 gauge low B string!) loaded with EMG 707 pickups. The guitars were routed into a Ibanez TS-9 Tube Screamer that was used as a signal boost. The settings on the TS-9 were:

    Drive: 9 O'Clock
    Tone: 10 O'Clock
    Level: 12 O'Clock

    This was fed into the amp that was used on all of the rhythm and leads. The amp used was a Mesa Boogie (2 Channel) Dual Rectifier that was straight from the box. The Mesa Recto was routed into a Marshall 1960B 4X12 Cab with the stock G12T-75 Celestions they have. Settings on the Mesa Recto were:

    Silicon Diode Setting
    Bold Setting
    Red (Modern) Channel

    Treble: 11.30
    Mids: 10 O'Clock
    Bass: 11.30
    Gain: 12:30
    Presence: 12.30
    Master: 10 O'Clock

    There were 4 tracks of rhythm, with 2 tracks being panned 100% left and right, and the other set being panned 80% left and right. There was no compression, limiting, etc...only a slight touch of EQ used. Two Shure SM-57's were used for recording, one on the center of the cone about an inch away. This was the approximate's denoted by Andy Sneap.


    ENEMIES OF REALITY:

    7 String guitars loaded with EMG 707 pickups
    Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9 ( Similar to Above)
    Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier

    THIS GODLESS ENDEAVOR:

    7 String guitars loaded with EMG 707 pickups
    '94 Mesa Dual Rectifier
    Krank Revolution 1 Head
    Mesa Boogie Rectifier Cabs
    Maxon OD 820 (Tubescreamer)
     
  3. Seedawakener

    Seedawakener aka Ophidian

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    Ok thank u very much.

    You must mean .70. That is what he uses now. That much I know :p .
     
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    nope, .80. nowadays he's back to .70 but for the DHIADW recording he was using .80, i'm positive.
     
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    Seedawakener aka Ophidian

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    are u sure? Im pretty positive that he once said something about SIT-strings being so great because they made .70 strings. on his old webpage or something I believe.
     
  6. ms. anthrope

    ms. anthrope back off, mofo...

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    I have a pic of Andy Sneap's studio during the recording of TGE. Do ya want me to post it? Gotta find it first.

    BTW, Jeff used to use SIT strings, but now he's with Ernie Ball.
     
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    Seedawakener aka Ophidian

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    Oh yeah... post it.

    And ernie ball u say? got to try em.
     
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    mh...i'm a die hard d'addario user, they seem to last much longer than any set of ernie ball strings i've ever tried
     
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    Seedawakener aka Ophidian

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    Ive tried d'addario, GHS boomers and elixir ( I've only played for 3 or 4 years.)
    but I still cant decide what strings are the best. Though I like elixir because they dont die after like 2 hours of playing. But they never get that great tone like the ghs right after the stringchange.
     
  10. Noumenon

    Noumenon Obsidian Productions

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    ain't like every string brand using the same factory? :p
    I'm using d'addario atm, but I'm changing to eagle strings. (39skr instead of 99skr).
     
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    ghs having the best tone? that's weird. when i tried the ghs boomers i thought the fresh strings sounded just like the d'addarios after hours of playing time = dead. :D
     
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    But I dont think eagle makes heavier gauges. Their thickest string are 56 i believe. I Usually just take a baritone set and add the high E. and thats like 70-10
     
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    Ok ill have to try d'addarios again but I dont remember them being any different (And your like: :zombie:)from the ghs. But the elixirs really stay good for days.
     
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    seedawakener. true! but I buy 10-52 sets and add a .70. the .70 alone is like 20-25skr :p
     
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    OK thats a good way to do it. but where do u find one .70 string?
     
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    Noumenon Obsidian Productions

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    seedawakener. uhm. like musikbörsen or any random musicstore. if they don't have one they'll order one.
     
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    I used D'Addarios for years, They are good strings but not great.

    For me it's DR's love em dont last long at all but new sets sound AMAZING !!!

    For other guitars around the house its Ernie Hybrid Slinkies with a .70 bottom.
     
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    Do u play with those colored ones? :p Always wanted to try them.
     
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    Brooks Eyes Wide Open

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    I just started using Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkies on my Ibanez, tuned down to C#.... I had to add another spring to my spring claw to get the trem to sit right, but after a truss rod adjustment and some intonation, the thing plays like a dream!

    Viva Heavy Strings!
     

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