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#1 jbailes

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 08:15 PM

I know it's ridiculous to ask a question like this, but has anyone found reasonable success at copying EJ's tones out of their spider? I've found the classic chorus preset in customtone to emulate a nice EJ clean sound, although the delay may need to be warmed up a bit.

As for his rhythm sound, I tried to use the crunch red to emulate the sound of a Dumble, and having fuzz on standby for a lead tone. And then high gain red with a little bit of fuzz for a standard vintage sounding lead. For both rhythm and lead, I use medium hall and tube echo with the echo's eq down to make it smoother.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:06 AM

What guitar are you using?  EJ's preferred axe is a modified Strat with maple fretboard.   Live he uses both a Marshall 100 watt and a Fender amp.   Effects are fuzz, delay and flanger.


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#3 jbailes

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:10 AM

I'm using a Mexican fender HSS w/ rosewood fretboard. That and an epiphone tribute les paul are the only guitars I have that are worth anything.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:15 AM

EJ used an LP on Cliffs of Dover (you can tell by the sustain). 

With your Strat, you might try with the middle or neck pickup rather than the humbucker bridge pickup.


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#5 jbailes

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 04:59 PM

Yeah, I usually go middle with the tone wide open. I thought EJ used a 335 to record Cliffs


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:39 AM

Yeah, I usually go middle with the tone wide open. I thought EJ used a 335 to record Cliffs

 

That's not what I read, but I can't verify either.  A chamber-bodied LP and a 335 both would work for maximum sustain and controlled feedback.


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#7 jbailes

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:59 AM

well, it makes no matter. Ej's tones is impeccable anyway


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