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John Abercrombie Setup in Total Eclipse ?

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Hi Folks,

 

Does anybody have any clue / guess / knows what effects/ setup John Abercrombie were using in:

 

Total Eclipse - Billy Cobham - Solarization

 

Here's a clip - https://youtu.be/sbkv3ZGIIj0?t=73

 

Just curious... It's an album from 1974 and I haven't heard anything similar to this day.

 

Thank You

 

HNA

 

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The first thing you need to do is separate what is a guitar and what is a synthesizer (notice I didn't say keyboard, lol). Also, what is studio effect - including clipping - that would never be able to be reproduced by just a guitar. 

 

Listen to: 

1. Jimi Hendrix 

2. A song called Frankenstein by Johnny WInter

 

 

I hear a lot of similarities. And it may help you determine some of the above questions I poised. 

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Thank You

 

I don't hear any synths in this particular track.  If you are referring to a guitar synth , this was 1974.  If you are referring to a keyboard synthesizer, I believe there's none on this track.

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Hi! I am hearing spots where the trumpet is actually doubling the melody (not solos) played on the guitar. I hear snatches of a slow setting on a Uni-vibe. Distortion-wise any cranked distortion (not just overdrive) should suffice. Abercrombie is a combo amp player! I have seen him use Twins, Music Man, etc.

With all this, keep in mind that amp-wise you may find a combination of amp and a different cab that may sound better to you. The core of his sound is what I mentioned above.

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BTW, the last guitar solo sounds like some slow speed flanging and a very fast delay for a doubling effect. This plus the post above should get you in the neighborhood. Good luck!

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I hear a phaser or univibe after the distortion and I believe I hear a little ring modulator in there.

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Hi! I am hearing spots where the trumpet is actually doubling the melody (not solos) played on the guitar. I hear snatches of a slow setting on a Uni-vibe. Distortion-wise any cranked distortion (not just overdrive) should suffice. Abercrombie is a combo amp player! I have seen him use Twins, Music Man, etc.

With all this, keep in mind that amp-wise you may find a combination of amp and a different cab that may sound better to you. The core of his sound is what I mentioned above.

 

 

BTW, the last guitar solo sounds like some slow speed flanging and a very fast delay for a doubling effect. This plus the post above should get you in the neighborhood. Good luck!

 

 

Thank You Sidroe!    A friend of mine posted the same question for me on another forum and same answer: Uni-Vibe.   I tried it and I'm close but not quite.   The speed is set to 1.3hz and depth of 78%.   I'll change to a cranked distortion and try that (had it on an overdrive).  I'll also try the flanging and very fast delay.  This is super!  Thanks Much and I appreciate your time!

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I hear a phaser or univibe after the distortion and I believe I hear a little ring modulator in there.

Thanks brue58ski.  I've tried the Uni-vibe and it is pretty close!  Thank you for your time and I appreciate it!

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It's always a pleasure to help anyone here. They have been so helpful with my questions, I am glad to re-pay the favor!

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