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Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by animastereo on 2013-01-04 01:04:00

I'm not doing computer based patches.  Just manually.

So any info appreciated.

I did a search and I'm sure as soon as I post this ill get options....  So please be gentle.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by animastereo on 2013-01-04 01:09:14

There you go.... Nothing came up.   

I'll take all the help I can get.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by PremiumJones on 2013-01-04 10:20:40

Both are pretty dependant on the guitar in use. You need single coils out of phase for Cold Shot, and whatever that thang is Brian May plays for WWRY.

In general, start with the Twin and maybe a tube screamer for Cold shot, and the AC30 + I have no idea for WWRY.

Sorry, I know thats little to no help.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by phil_m on 2013-01-04 11:28:05

Info on Brian May's rig: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=brian+may+guitar+rig

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Thefirst link that comes up seems pretty legit.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by CairnsFella on 2013-01-04 17:05:13

For we will rock you.

Not any help directly in terms of a HD patch, but some clues from posts 'stolen' from the webternet that may point you in the desired direction.

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Brian Mays guitar tone is the b*stard child of many different things-

1. home made "fireplace" guitar

2. really thin strings

3. vox vc 30s turned right up. also- the Deacey amp- designed by the Queen bassist john Deacon.

4.treble mid booster thingy/pedal

5. the english 6 pence(silver metal coin). i think he has over a thousand of these that he gets from the bank.

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Treble booster into cranked AC-30:

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Brian Mays Guitar Rig

http://vintage.guitargeek.com/rigview/409/

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style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #f5f5ff;">Go find an old fireplace mantle, it has to be, oh, 100 years old or so. Build yourself a guitar out of it along with some old motorcycle parts and some Burns single coil pickups.


Buy or build a Rangemaster treble booster; If you build one it shouldn't cost more than thirty bucks or so.


Finally, get a couple of vintage JMI Vox AC-30's and an old Echoplex, hook it all up, and jam.

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and finally, though I appreciatte you state you are not doing any computer based patches, you seemingly have computer access, so you could install 500 edit and dowload this from customtone. You can still input the values manually if you dont want to hook up with USB.

http://line6.com/customtone/tone/210242/

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Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by animastereo on 2013-01-05 01:38:13

I love both of hese replies.... Including the "was that so hard to search Google one"

Please look at my other Username which I can no longer use on the Line 6 forum.  Triantobebrian.  As in trying to be Brian. May.  Or Setzer.

So I know all the stories about te home made guitar etc etc.....

Just wondering if someone had a patch.

C'mon Cairnsy... You're a pom - you should know.....



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by animastereo on 2013-01-05 02:21:18

Oh.   Just read further.  Thanks.

I've saved it to drop box for further reference.

For your help I'm happy to offer a joke re the difference between a Pom in Australia and ET if your interested.  It's very racist towards Aliens and to a less important extent - Poms.  But I'm happy to share.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by animastereo on 2013-01-05 02:24:51

I have just given myself a helpful answer award. So I guess I should give the answer......

Fuggen ET went home dint he......

BAWAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!!!!

(Last time I get help from Cairns/Pommyguy........)



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by medbad5150 on 2013-01-05 05:14:26

Sorry to see this mate, your question was a civil one but all I see is attitude from replies. I have also searched for Brian May patches. There are a couple in the custom tone. I have downloaded them and the main one is the twin delay he uses in the Brighton Rock solo. Just search Brian May in custom tone and you will find it. You will have to edit it to switch off the twin delays, as they are default and that should give you his sound raw with no delay.

Hope this helps ya mate, honest truth I'm not an expert on the HD500 but I will try when I can.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by medbad5150 on 2013-01-05 05:18:23

Oh and by the way you don't just need a fireplace, but also his dad who is unfortunately dead to help you build the Red Special..ha ha only kidding good luck mate.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by JTSC777 on 2013-01-05 10:48:40

Trial and error always works for me. Listen to the guitar tones on the tracks and get as close as you can. In the heat of battle in a club getting close is good enough! I always tell the crowd -"The more you drink,the better you look"! Using the trial and error method takes more time yes. It also teaches you a lot more. Good Luck!!!



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by CairnsFella on 2013-01-05 18:01:40

I sincerely hope you are not referring to my response with regard to "atittude".

I took time to search for something helpful, but short of finding specific patch beyond the custometone I listed and provided a link to (which I could not download and view as I was at work)I posted what I found most helpful, plus the comment I found re : the fireplace that I found witty.

If there is any atitude in this thread on my part it is only as of now, and only as a result of your post.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by CairnsFella on 2013-01-05 18:40:50

milesargall

Sorry at my rant in your thread there... but that post (not yours) just got my back up.

Hope the responses provided have helped you (especially your own one ). Im not offended by the pom jokes (especially if thats the best youve got )

I havent personally used or endeavoured to use any Brian May tones despite being from the mother country... but this thread has piqued my intrest and I may just try the customtone one out myself.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by animastereo on 2013-01-06 01:50:23

All good gents and poms...... (Oops. I did it again.....). No arguing on my threads unless I crack the savs and start one myself.....

I took no offence to the fact that people responded the way they did.... I've had worse on forums.  But in my defence, I was hoping someone might have the patch and be able to manually tell what amp, what effect how much reverb etc etc.

I haven't bothered connecting this to the interment to start a library or even update it (still on version 1.10  do actual upgrades help QUALITY of sounds or just more options??!!) so I was being a little lazy.  As I said - the younger in cheek "this is how you use google" got me laughing.

Check out his actual tones - especially on we will rock you.  It's also on Hang On In There - the B side to I want it all.  It's so thick and full and "hollow"

That's what I'm looking for....



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by medbad5150 on 2013-01-06 03:12:05

Ha ha no mate it's all cool, but the fella asked for help and my wording was out of order, sorry. WE are all in the HD500 family with no beef..maybe a little chicken though. Sorry again.



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by Pstrat on 2013-01-07 09:22:02

The reply is in there, but here's my take.  The Brian may tone is probably the easiest to cop.  AC30 and try a two amp setup with the Gibson model.  add a tubescreamer and roll the tone back on your guitar, should get you there.  The Coldshot is a bit more tricky.  No matter what I do I can not really get the right amount of Rotating horn sound, either too much or not enough.  Also I'd experiment with using the AC30 for this as well.   However, I prefer the Vibrolux. 



Re: Best way to get a cold shot & We will rock you tones please.
by animastereo on 2013-01-08 02:47:17

Thanks all.  There is a WWRY tone in the 500.  I'm going to take advice I got elsewhere and do it annually.  Earnig as I go.  Thanks for your patience.




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