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#1 JLEpperson

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

I need help in getting a clean but full Nile Rodgers patch.  My cover band covers a lot songs requiring this sound. (Get Lucky, LeFreak, Duran Duran, David Bowie, Madonna, Michael Jackson and etc.  I have tried many times to program but never seem to get there.  Suggestions?


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:51 AM

No need to say, you'll have to have a Strat in the 2nd position (neck and middle pickup)

I'd start with one of these sounds and maybe a bit of tweaking:

 

http://line6.com/cus...ne/tone/210923/

http://line6.com/cus...ne/tone/218462/

http://line6.com/cus...ne/tone/218578/

 

 

Bear in mind, try to disable some of the effects (for instance, the last one "wah wah watson" is killer without the wah wah effect :)


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 02:52 AM

In "Le Freak" he has used the compressors of the channels of a Neve console. You could try to use one Tube Comp or two Red Comp


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Posted 14 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

To get the sound, you're better off with the Strat selector switch in the neck position (position 5). Use some compression to bring your strings up to the same level and a clean amp - he uses peavey blues amps. Try the tweed or ac30 amps.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 11:24 PM

Small touch of Chorus is good too, my band cover Get Lucky and Le Freak, also do Notorious by Duran, so I am well qualified in Le Funk! Oh and Move like Jagger

 

Yeah depends Le Freak is neck pickup but Notorious and typical funk is between neck and middle single coil to get the 'pluck' funk sound. But sompressor is a must to accentuate the plectrum pluck that disco and funk have.


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#6 doffe

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:21 AM

Yes, I'll correct myself :) 

Single coil neck pickup would be the best for the sound, both for "Get lucky" and "le Freak". 

Including a lot of compression of course :)


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