Any Obituary fans? I recreate the exact amp/pedal and the secret of the sound.

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  1. thefyn

    thefyn SS.org Regular

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    It took me ages to suss out. But I think I got close in the end. Needs tape and the compression of EMG's IMO.

     
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    Baelzebeard Grinder of strings

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    It's close, good job. A little warmer/smoother than the true sound. FWIW, i've never been able to quite duplicate it myself.

    When I saw them live a couple years ago Trevor Perez was playing a Fender blacktop strat with passive humbuckers through dual Marshall JCM 800's with Marshall 4x12's, and he had a tuner and Turbo Rat on the stage, and the tone was spot on from the recordings.

    Obituary has always been a favorite of mine, and that guitar tone is truly one of my favorites. So raw and awful in the best possible way.
     
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    Fathand Tube Snake Boogie

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    JCM800/900 + tubescreamer or a RAT pretty much was their tone back then. Our guitar player is a huge Obituary fan, he's been hunting down the sound for ages. Pickupwise, SD JD is the he's used the longest time with this setup, also EMG's early on.
     
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    thefyn SS.org Regular

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    Yep. It was recorded with a JCM800 apparently. Mine sounded NOTHING like it so they must have crushed and tweaked the bejeezus out of it via eq/comp etc.

    The valvestate came out a year after chlopped in half.

    I have a vertical input JCM800, and apparently the JCM800 they used was mid 80's where I think they changed to printed boards.

    I know the early 80's Marshall's are more desirable but the gulf between them can't be that bad, haha.
     
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    The secret is the tone knob on the guitar MUST be on 0-20% depending on the tone harness.
     
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    MFB ExBendable

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    Pretty sure their other guitarist uses a Mesa, so its most likely the Marshall grind with the Recto filling in for the low end. My old Mark III BS got 99% there with the right settings, but it still seems like it requires a blend to get it exact.
     
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    Yeah remember this being mentioned in an old Guitar World DM special. Obituary was one of the bands that was interviewed.
     

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