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Notes As told by Joe Gagan
All samples were made with the following:
Guitar- my doubleneck, mostly
on the lead pickup [Seymour Duncan Broadcaster Lead], but sometimes I switched
in the front
pickup [Vanzant blues model strat pickup].
Amp was a Mesa Blue Angel, Big EVM style 12" ,amp was on the 2 6V6 setting. Amp was miked close with a Shure SM57, and
about 6' away with a tube mic of some kind.
Volume was at 10:00 O'clock, all the tone controls were kind of in the middle. Reverb was at 9:00 O'clock.
The knobs on the Skyripper were
not modulated while a track was running. Most of the variation was from
variation, although a little bit of volume knob tweaking had to happen in there, too.
"Clean 1" shows the amp tone before
the effect is kicked in. Baseline.
"effect 1" is just the Fuzz Face by itself.
"effect 2" Ripper mode. Notice how
the noise is totally moved out of the way when the picking becomes a hard
about :45 I begin picking very lightly, showing a very interesting atonality, then flip in and out of the lead tone just by
varying my attack or volume knob.
"effect 3" Rippergulper setting A little more radical.Check out how the high notes seem to 'gulp' when played.
"effect 4" More Ripping, slight knob adjustment
"effects 5 & 6" Frequency generation
mode. I tuned the generated note to a pecific pitch and then jammed
with it. Again,
notice how, with hard attack, the lead tone comes totally to the forefront.
"effect 7" the RM and FF together
/ a 'back to basics' good lead sound. Check out the combo of articulation
Slight hint of high frequency feedback within itself audible. This can be dialed out without losing the tone.