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Opeth Guitar Effects

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Moonlapsed Vertigo, May 31, 2003.

  1. Moonlapsed Vertigo

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    I have always wondered what effect the guys use when the guitar sounds like it kinda fades in, and it sounds almost like a violin.

    Its hard to explain but I think you know what I am talking about.

    Anyways, do any guitar players know how to acheive this effect?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Morningrise

    Morningrise ...I am just thin air...

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    Try using your neck pickup with a lot of reverb, and vibrate the string a lot. I'm usually able to simulate it that way in my music. Are you talking about those long held out high notes that they used a lot in Blackwater Park?
     
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  4. Moonlapsed Vertigo

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    Yeah I thought I read somewhere that he used a special device, that was a while ago though.

    And to morningrise, yes I was talking about the noises on Blackwater Park.

    Thanks for all the help guys.:)
     
  5. fadingessence

    fadingessence All is Lost

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    on the record it is an ebow (like in Drapery falls) live he uses the Slow Gear effect on his boss Gt-3. Which btw is a great unit if you want Opeth sounds, everything you hear live is that unit..amps are just boosting the signal really.
     
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    He talks about it in those movies "Dissecting Drappery Falls"...
     
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    Lethe78 Expired candle

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    What is the difference between the gt-3 and the gt-6? I have the gt-6, and have never heard of the gt-3.
     
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    fadingessence All is Lost

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    gt-3 is just the older version of it, there is also a gt-5.

    Some people think the gt-3 is just the best one, others (like me) have just found that it does exactly what they want and have spent so much time programming that they don't find a need to change. Those processors will last forever anyway, don't think I could break it if I tried.
     
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    Staffan Soelen gaaer bag aase ned

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    You're probably talking of e-bow but you might be talking of simple voulme-swelling. You can do it either with a pedal or just on the knobs on the guitar(that's what they do live)
     
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    Aborted Fetus Die Eier Von Satan

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    Volume swelling gets that effect. Basically turn your volume off (on your guitar or with a volume pedal), hit a note, then fade in. Also, I think Mikael uses the feedbacker on the GT-3 rather than the slow gear.
     

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