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opeth tone

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by vredesbyrd666, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. vredesbyrd666

    vredesbyrd666 New Metal Member

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    anyone know what mikaels treble mid and bass settings for his guitar rig are? i love his sound andi cant seem to get that combo right
     
  2. suislidE

    suislidE Texas Tech!!

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    bass just above minimum, mids almost at max, treble between min and half way, and if you have it, presence minimum.
     
  3. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    That's on the amplifiers at least. What they use on the GT-6 pedalboard is is questionable.
     
  4. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    i'm with moonlapse here...i dont think they sound 'all middle'...
     
  5. Ermz

    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    Well suislide nailed their amp setting. That IS what Opeth use at live gigs on their amps, however one would have to assume that their pedalboard settings are drastically different to get equilibrium in the tone.
     
  6. suislidE

    suislidE Texas Tech!!

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    Yea, i was going to include that but i assume the majority of people (this guy at least) dont have a gt6 so it wouldnt matter anyway. That setting on a good or decent amp will get that tone they used on the lamentations tour. NOT THE DVD if you are wondering.
     
  7. ATARI

    ATARI hi

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    Depends on what guitar you have too. For example, you're not going to get the Opeth tone on a Telecaster. :p
     
  8. Cephalanthera

    Cephalanthera nihilist

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    what do they use for distortion on their recordings. maybe the still life recording for example. if anyone knows, please inform me. is it just amp distortion? is so, from what amp? :zombie: now thats a fucked up emoticon... i just noticed it
     
  9. [KOTNO]Narrot

    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    :lol:


    you being from germany?
     
  10. discouraged1

    discouraged1 disco my arse!

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    i know that mikael used mesa boogie triple rectifier solo head for solos and laney distorions for blackwater park and deliverance.
     
  11. discouraged1

    discouraged1 disco my arse!

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    moreover, one can hear much middle tone in opeth sound, but what i don't believe is that they put so little bass on amp and then pull it 'out' from gt-6. that would be rather stupid.
     
  12. suislidE

    suislidE Texas Tech!!

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    assume what you will, but go to their site www.opeth.com and they list their equipment.
     
  13. Moonstruck

    Moonstruck The Twilight Is My Robe

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    They also used Boss' Metalzone (early albums), a more common pedal. Anyone here have it and can get a good Opeth tone with it?
     
  14. suislidE

    suislidE Texas Tech!!

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    that is not official.. it says nowhere that they actually used a metal zone. Plus I and my cousin have one and i dont see how its possible.
     
  15. warsofwinter

    warsofwinter In memory of Chuck

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    I have/had an interview where he says he used them .. maybe just jamming .. maybe recording. Maybe it's not possible because 1, your gear is shit 2, your method is shit 3, you are shit 4, you don't have the exact guitar setup 5, the exact studio, producer, mics, ........

    Not to be and idiot but I have used some very shitty shitty shittyy gear ( yes I had to say that 3 times) and got the best live sound of my life... same token used peavey 5150, Boss Gt -6, and my custom mockingbird, I aquired an awesome but not anywhere near the sound I got from a shit nova guitar through an even worse crate amp. Gear and venues is a very weird thing.
    So this is exactly how you get opeths sound out of any gear no matter what..................................................................











    not possible .. unless you own the exact gear that was used and you have all the muscles and tendons in mickes arm attached to mickes hands...all attacthed to your own arms ...
    Have you ever heard of originality.. I know everyone wants Mikaels sound but you'll be much happier with your own ... no lie chile.
    Im just a kid don't listen to me ...

    sorry for bad gggggfrrrraaammmmamamrrrrr I's is ins a hurrys :)
     
  16. Moonstruck

    Moonstruck The Twilight Is My Robe

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    From Opeth site:

    Effects: Boss Metalzone, Sustainer, Turbo distortion, Small stone, Cry baby-wah

    This is used on MAYH, so there's your proof.

    I don't intend to steal Opeth sound, but I'd like to make use of open distorted chords without everything sounding fucked. I guess it also has to do with the pickups... Feel free to clarify. ;P
     
  17. suislidE

    suislidE Texas Tech!!

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    oh im sorry. maybe i just forgot.. oh well. maybe if i run into a 5150 one day with a gibson and a metalzone ill see what i can do.. but that probably wont happen as i rarely get the chance to go to decent guitar stores.
     
  18. warsofwinter

    warsofwinter In memory of Chuck

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    that's too bad
     
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    suislidE Texas Tech!!

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    you being sarcastic?
     

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