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Postby rparker » December 10th, 2010, 12:53 pm

As a few know, I dabble a bit in slide. Good fun is what it is, no question about it. I do have a questions regarding a specific slide tone. It's in this video here at about the 0:50-1:10 range, and from a different artist and song (Thanks Don) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDY42pFwq7c. The latter is used as a fill, but the first moment is at about the 15 second mark.

I've tried several different effects, mostly distortion/gain/fuzz/overdrive types. I do have a glass slide. The closest I've come is with it, LP in mid position and my GT-10 with a bit of extra gain and some reverb (plate type) the G & B strings around the 14th - 18th frets.

Thanks in advance for any tips. It's got a haunting quality to it that I enjoy and would like to replicate to some extent.
Roy

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Postby dogbite » December 14th, 2010, 8:18 am

recorded songs have much studio work on them so for us to figure it out by ear is next to impossible.
my ears tell me it is a guitar, humbucker, and amp with reverb or a touch of sustained(delay).
I think your approach with a bit of gain on the LP is the right course.
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Postby rparker » December 16th, 2010, 7:29 pm

Thanks for giving it a listen and some thought, DB. I think my next step will be to mess with varying reverb styles. I need to learn more about them anyhow rather than keep on using the same thing over and over.
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