Opeth gear

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  1. Witcheschair

    Witcheschair SS.org Regular

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    What gear did the guitarist of opeth use to record the watershed album?
    I know what gear the use previous but did they change equipment at all?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Pretty sure a Laney VH100R or GH100L (same drive channel) was used. Mikhael used several PRS Custom 24's and I BELIEVE Fredrik used several PRS Singlecuts.
     
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    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    I remember him mentioning Marshalls, JCM800 i believe in an interview for some stuff. He said he was really going for the old school tones.

    Edit, nevermind, you said watershed....for Heritage, the marshalls
     
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    PRS Modern Eagle(s), Singlecut 24, Custom 24
    Marshall JVM
    Laney GH100L
    Laney Lionheart
    Digitech GSP1101
     
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    MobiusR Thall, that is all

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    i don't remember clearly but live they use the Laney's (as mentioned above) as power amps with a Boss GT10 for distortion/cleans/etc.
     
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    Witcheschair SS.org Regular

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    thanks, because I just saw them live in vancouver a week or so ago and there tone was the best I have heard them live. Was wondering if they had switched in the last few years. Because they have been playing the same gear for what looks like 6 years
     
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    Yeah man when I saw them live they were using PRS + Laney + Boss GT stuff. Granted, that was like...in 08 or something :lol:
     
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    at least they are still rocking the hell out of it
     
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    Live axefx into the jvm power section.
     
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    Wookieslayer OOOAAARWWWRR

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    From the producer, Jens Bogren, himself:

    Ultimate Metal Forum - View Single Post - JENS BOGREN - my new hero


    This thread is a very cool read btw,
    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/andy-sneap/429348-jens-bogren-my-new-hero-2.html



    Live they were using Laneys, and probably Boss GT-8 or GT-10 for distortion.
     
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    7slinger wake up dead Contributor

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    mastodon/opeth tonight for me - I'll see if I can get a look
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Pretty sure you're going to see Fredrik using a JVM410, Mikael using a Marshall Vintage Modern, and a couple of Axe-FX's. :D

    Huh, thats surprising... I always thought that Laneys were the main studio amps. :scratch:
     
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    I bought my JVM because of Opeth, and it sure suits their music. Love this amp!
    I'll try to look closely on their gear when I'm seeing them im 4 weeks from now :D
     
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    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    Yeah i'm pretty sure live Akerfelt uses the Boss GT for most of his tones, whereas Akesson uses the amp + tons of pedals. He went from Blackstar to Marshall recently.

    Michael went to Axe FX now? Wonder if he is using amp models or just effects.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I think they both switched to Axe FX's back in 2010. I'm pretty sure Mikael uses the Axe for the amp sims and Fredrik uses the effects.
     
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    Not sure whether they're using AxeFx's along with an amp but they are definitely using Marshalls. Frederick with JVM and Mikael with Vintage Modern, thats what Marshall stated a couple of months back at least.
     
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    in the studio they use the laney gh100l mostly. sometimes for certain things theyll use fender or lionheart. they only use the boss gt10 for live sounds. they use pretty much stock prs custom 24. he has his signature but the main difference is the woods used, the pickups are the standard vintage jazz and im not sure about the bridge actually. fredrik used to use marshall jvm, but now he uses blackstar series one which also was on watershed.
     
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    Keep in mind that at shows and such they may not have their own gear all of the time.
     
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    AliceLG \m/^_^\m/

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    Last rig rundown I saw, about 3 months ago and for the current tour:

    Mikael - Vintage Modern + AxeFx
    Fredrik - Series One 100 + a couple of pedals including an HT-DRIVE, a RotoVibe, a Volume, an expression pedal for a delay (can't remember which one though) and GCP + GCX

    It might well be that Fredrik switched to the AxeFx, but I think he's still on the Blackstars
     
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    so what I saw last night as they were moving gear off the stage (after Opeth didn't play :noway:) was a rack with 2 marshall heads in it and 2 axefx in it. couldn't see what was on the pedalboards
     

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