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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #50 on: 05 Jul 2008, 19:07 »

No, no, tuning to D# just means tune your entire guitar down a major third (4 semitones) from standard E tuning.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #51 on: 05 Jul 2008, 19:14 »

No no Spluff, he is referring to emilio's post, although you are correct.

all strings tuned to D#
crank up the gain
stand too close the amp
be awesome

Just restring your guitar. Get 6 e strings and tune them down or something like that.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #52 on: 05 Jul 2008, 19:28 »

It'd probably fuck with your bridge too, if you had 6 E strings.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #53 on: 05 Jul 2008, 19:58 »

Well if you can do that without breaking your strings, then sure, that is a much better idea. And thinking about it, it probably would fuck with the bridge.

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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #54 on: 05 Jul 2008, 22:38 »

No, no, tuning to D# just means tune your entire guitar down a major third (4 semitones) from standard E tuning.
OK now I know you're just messing with me. How the hell ass do you get D# by tuning down 4 semitones? It's only one you have to tune down.
I'd restring my guitar to have all E strings but something tells me it wouldn't work. Just like that time I tuned my guitar to G standard. As in 3 semitones up. Or maybe it was G#, 4 semitones? Either way, do not ever do that.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #55 on: 06 Jul 2008, 03:52 »

He is right, I was thinking D# was D flat, but D# is sharp, just a half step down from E.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #56 on: 06 Jul 2008, 04:36 »

Whoops, for some reason I was thinking of C.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #57 on: 06 Jul 2008, 08:46 »

The coolest sound you can make out of a guitar?

Well it's either the first perfect chord you ever play when you're learning - that amazing moment when you realise "Hey! I can do this! I can Rock!"...

Or it's the sound of someone rocking out while using a Tesla Coil as an Amplifier.

Y'know, I bet the S.C.R.A has at least three of those.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #58 on: 06 Jul 2008, 09:03 »

Oh my god.  That is the craziest thing I have ever seen.

REAL LIGHTNING
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #59 on: 06 Jul 2008, 10:46 »

To imapirate, I concur. That is easily the coolest thing guitar-related I have ever seen on the internet. And that includes the cover of "Through the Fire and Flames". Does someone care to explain how that works? Would you just plug your good old 1/4" cable into some modified socket? Also, I don't want to seem stupid for overlooking something obvious, which I suspect I am, but how does a Tesla coil create sound?
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #60 on: 06 Jul 2008, 11:25 »

You're not being stupid, most people have never heard of Arc based sound or Plasma Speakers. What it comes down to is that sound is generated in a loudspeaker by a paper cone being pushed back and forth. That's great for low frequencies but is poor at higher ones. The Arc Speaker or the Tesla Coil use the electrical signal from the guitar pickups to modulate the voltage in the arc. That makes the volume of the arc pulse and drives the air, creating sound. Ordinary speakers drop off at higher frequencies around 14Khz... I think... But the arc is theoretically capable of producing frequencies over 100Khz. There are very very few plasma tweeters available in the world. They use high voltages, high temperatures and produce nitrogen dioxide and ozone so they're mostly restricted to DIYers.

You'd just plug your guitar into a custom amp that fed through a massive transformer and bingo.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #61 on: 19 Oct 2008, 01:22 »

actually never mind it is

DOWWWWW, DUH NA NA NOWWWWW, DUH NA NA NOWWW, BWAK BWAK BWAK, BWAK BWAK BWAK

MASSIVE BUMPING TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT THIS IS AS TRUE TODAY AS IT WAS WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #62 on: 19 Oct 2008, 04:48 »

Yep!

The Weld video was on TV last night. I fucking love Neil Young. What also stands out about him is that he only uses one guitar for the whole show, everyone else now seems to be switching guitars for every song.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #63 on: 19 Oct 2008, 05:07 »

The perfect sound you can make on a guitar is a D7

I can't believe we're even talking about this.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #65 on: 19 Oct 2008, 07:02 »

GOAT.SNAKE.

best. guitar. tone. ever.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #66 on: 19 Oct 2008, 12:11 »

harmonics (both artificial and natural)



and this
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #67 on: 19 Oct 2008, 17:55 »

Michio Kurihara's solos on Rainbow are pretty awesome.  A very nice, palatable mix of melody and noise.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #68 on: 19 Oct 2008, 18:08 »

GOAT.SNAKE.

best. guitar. tone. ever.


Actually, it's this.  These guitars sound HUGE.  It takes about two minutes before the fuzzed-out guitar kicks in.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #69 on: 19 Oct 2008, 20:42 »

Either...

·The whole tone scale in any key
·Tap tempo delay set for a whole measure with feedback at 95-100%
·Any Sleep or Boris riff
·Using a tremolo like My Bloody Valentine
·any Sonic Youth guitar work
·Natural harmonics
·Dissonance in general (tritones, minor seconds, major sevenths, etc.)
·Suspended chords
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #70 on: 19 Oct 2008, 20:57 »

Oh man, I love suspended chords.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #71 on: 20 Oct 2008, 01:49 »

Suspended chords are the shit. I also love chords that have any semitone intervals in them.

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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #72 on: 20 Oct 2008, 01:53 »

Suspended chords are the shit. I also love chords that have any semitone intervals in them.

Minor add 9 are amazing.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #73 on: 20 Oct 2008, 03:07 »

I just was noodling around and wrote a finger picking piece that is based entirely on maj7 chords.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #74 on: 20 Oct 2008, 06:58 »

Line 6 Verbzilla on the "Octo" Setting with the Decay time cranked up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRQ9U1abhd8, 3:50 - end), delay pedal set to about 700ms, and a volume pedal.

Go nuts.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #75 on: 21 Oct 2008, 02:42 »

I really love what happens when you play a 12th-fret harmonic and divebomb the fuck out of your whammy bar (see: "Little Wing").

Second place goes to Clapton's use of a Leslie rotating cabinet in his work with Blind Faith. Not to say that Hendrix didn't use his well in "Little Wing", but when Clapton has his ES-335 sounding like a goddamn Billy Preston organ track, there is nothing you can do or say to take my attention away. Except maybe drown the sound out/hit the stop button, at which point I will slice you.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #76 on: 31 Oct 2008, 10:23 »

The last minute or two of "When I Go Deaf" by Low.  It is this beautiful wall of fuzz and delay and awesome.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #77 on: 31 Oct 2008, 13:16 »

Sonic Youth's already been mentioned, but I'd say any of the SYR stuff wins this by a country mile. Holy shit that stuff is intense. Also, what the heck kind of distortion/effect makes that yo-yo-yo sound at the beginning of The Diamond Sea?
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #78 on: 31 Oct 2008, 13:24 »

That's crazy.  It's like a phaser and a tremolo mixed into one.  An envelope filter maybe?

Or some kind of flanger/wah combination?
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #79 on: 02 Nov 2008, 14:02 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P3BcghgGpY
This and Godflesh are two of my favorite tones.

Drive Like Jehu made some great noises (end of "Luau" = ahhhhhhhhhhhh).

Oh, and Big Black fo sho.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #80 on: 02 Nov 2008, 16:00 »

Forgot about Big Black.

Call me nuts, but I like Atomizer a bit better than Songs About Fucking
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #81 on: 02 Nov 2008, 19:57 »

I REALLY like Colour Haze's.  It's the only band I try to sing along to the guitar melodies for.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #82 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:25 »

That's crazy.  It's like a phaser and a tremolo mixed into one.  An envelope filter maybe?

Or some kind of flanger/wah combination?

I haven't heard the song itself but I'm assuming it's probably one of those attack-controlled dick-around pedals... Electro-Harmonix (I think it's them) makes one that they call a Q-Tron. I'm pretty sure Pavement's "Porpoise And The Hand Grenade" (Spit On A Stranger EP) uses one pretty heavily.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #83 on: 02 Nov 2008, 22:32 »

That's an envelope filter.  The Q-Tron, I mean.

You can hear the song right here.  It's a pretty sweet song.
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Re: Coolest sound it is possible to out of a guitar?
« Reply #84 on: 03 Nov 2008, 01:21 »

Good to know. I'd be half tempted to get one of those, but then again, I know that my wah pedal has been used maybe 3 times in the 2 years I've owned the fucker.
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