How do I get this tone?

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  1. mcbiggah99

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    Note that, other than knowing of pedals, I don't really know a lot in terms of changing up your guitar tone significantly. I know that programs like Axe Fx and whatnot exist, but have no clue how to even get started on using those. I simply have a guitar and a simple amp, ahah.

    Anyhow, one of my favourite songs ends up changing the tone of the lead mid-solo to something I can only describe as blistering, and I'd like to know how I can achieve this result. The song in question is this:
    I should have adjusted the time to the part I am speaking of, but in case that does not work: it is at 4:48. Any tone advice?
     
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    It sounds like he's doing trem "flutters". Not something all trems can do (at least not well). Floyds can, the Hipshot Contour can, and I'm sure most of Ibanez's trems can.
     
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    The guitarist in question definitely does like his trem vibrato. And his guitar collection consists entirely of Ibanez guitars, so there's that. However, I was mostly questioning how to get the raw tone of the guitar. Things like gain, or additional pedal effects, stuff like that.
     
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    Sounds like a wah pedal kicks in there too, or something giving a wah like effect.
     
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    Bridge pickup, high gain, wah, delay, trem flutters.
     
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    If I recall correctly, Christian Muenzner did all the solos on that album.

    You can find some stuff here...

    https://www.guitar-list.com/guitar-players/christian-muenzner

    https://www.truthinshredding.com/2011/06/christian-muenzner-laurie-monk-and-jace.html

    Key point on dual track POD Line 6 XT for lots of his playing.
     
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    It is a recording, in a studio.

    They more than likely started a new track at that part and used a different guitar/amp/settings, etc.

    Your best bet IMO to get a change like this mid song in a live setting is using an EQ in your FX loop with some drastic cuts or get an A/B rig.
     
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    Hmm, hadn't thought of that at all. Does sound like there's some wah, yeah.
    Ah, that'll definitely help. They don't seem to make the POD XT anymore, but I'm sure there are alternatives.
     
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    ^ yup

    but the big sound difference you hear is the wah, and the changing of technique and trem abuse, but mostly wah
     
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    He's using an Axe FX II these days.

    https://www.facebook.com/ChristianMuenznerOfficialSite/posts/1547284952019302

    You can probably message him on FB and he'll get back to you. He seems pretty nice and fairly responsive.
     
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    Also lot of mids between 800-2000hz is what I heard :agreed: that is what makes tone blistering, and stand out in a mix.
     
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    Good one, I'll take it to the man himself!
    Thanks for the heads-up, I'll remember that
     
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    I'm sorry but every time I hear anyone ever talk about getting a certain tone this is the only thing I can think of :lol:

     
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    Hey @vilk , next time you see that guy tell him the Trading Musician right down the road from me in Seattle has an original 1980 TS for only $600 in stock. Maybe that will calm him down:noplease:
     
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    The next time I see Hitler? o_O
     
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    /\Obviously I was kidding. I've seen that clip before and this thread made me think of that too.....
     
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    @vilk I've never seen that clip and it totally made my day. +100 health, stamina & magicka
     

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