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Slowdive/shoegaze Tone

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#1 The_Silence


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

Not sure if this is the right forum for this post, if it's not, feel free to direct it and/or me to the proper place!


Just uploaded a shoegazey type of tone loosely based on Neil Halstead's rig from back in the day. It defaults as sort of a plain old clean tone with just some delay and chorus, good for strumming out chords. Mess with the expression pedal and distortions, however, and you'll end up with a giant wall of noise. The expression pedal controls the reverb saturation. It can get a little out of hand at 100%, though, so watch out! The tube compressor was added as a last minute thought, just to give the clean tone a little extra "oomph." I recommend turning it off if you have the delays, distortion and reverb at full blast.


And because I have a Variax and why the hell not, it force opens the Chime-1 patch, which is a Rickenbacker, guitar of choice for many old school Shoegazers!


Would love some feedback or suggestions. Feel free to modify and mess with it!



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#2 fendacaster


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:28 PM

Big fan of the slowdive sound, will give it try once I've got my new laptop up and running. THNX for your post, Regards Ron

PS: Have you tried any settings for Cocteau Twins (Robin Guthrie) ? I'm finding it quite elusive to get just right.

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