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A Life of Danger: Guitar Tones

 

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First let's talk about the guitar tones that I'm using to imitate this recording. Typically you'd be using the bridge pickup to get a bright sound with lots of attitude, add lots of reverb, maybe some tremolo and you'd be rockin' with some serious surfy spy tone.

But for this particular song I'm using my Gibson 335. The riff is actually quite muffled in the sound, so I'm using my neck pickup with a little tone rolled off for one of the guitars, and then my middle position with normal tone for the other. I'm using a modeled Fender amp for both guitar parts. Add some reverb, but don't soak it.

The rhythm guitar continues to strum with the dark and almost muffled sound. The lead guitar has a lot more treble, and is getting some overdrive from the amp being turned up really loud. Other than that, the tones are pretty straight forward.