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Lord Phidias
04-14-2010, 01:13 AM
How can I achieve to sound like the recording on the parts of the songs listed below:

-Original Prankster: main riff backing synth
-Hit That: every keyboard parts
-You're gonna go far, kid: pre-chorus riff
-Hammerhead: intro
-She's got issues: trademark riff
-come out and play: egiptian riff

I can play guitar and I'm pretty good at it (at least fot The Off), but I don't know shit about guitar effects, and I don't possess any, just a footswitch for my crappy 30 W. Laney... so, if someone could tell me how do I achieve to get those sounds, I would really appreciate, I need it for my Offspring tribute http://www.offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41132, thanks!

Dexter_italy
04-14-2010, 04:51 AM
Well a chorus is a good start for the coap riff.... Oh and I love your cox citation !!:D

findout5
04-14-2010, 05:29 AM
-Original Prankster: main riff backing synth
-Hit That: every keyboard parts
You can get synth sounds from a great pedal from Electro-harmonix called "Micro-Synth"

-Hammerhead: intro
mild chorus, clean sound

come out swinging
04-14-2010, 06:36 AM
their is an effect for Hammerhead? chorus effect for Shes got issues, COAP,

Lord Phidias
04-14-2010, 12:10 PM
Well a chorus is a good start for the coap riff.... Oh and I love your cox citation !!:D

Haha! Thanks!! Dr. Cox is awesome, even more than Dr. House, he emo! :cool:


-Original Prankster: main riff backing synth
-Hit That: every keyboard parts
You can get synth sounds from a great pedal from Electro-harmonix called "Micro-Synth"

-Hammerhead: intro
mild chorus, clean sound

Wow, thanks!! :) I was debating myself between a chorus and a flanger, but wasn't sure, I'm noob at this guitar Fx shit... :confused:

weezly
04-15-2010, 08:19 AM
u can go down the effects path but....
if someone asks me how to get a good rock sound, the answer is always simple, theres nothing complicated about sounding good, a reasonably built guitar and a marshall tube amp, once you have used a tube amp you would never want anything else, yes effects can complement it nicely but when it comes to spending money, save up and get a tube amp. anything else is just a toy.
i got a jcm2000 cab n head for like 900euros, second hand mint cond, the cabs a marshall but not the right cab, i will upgrade that asap, but its really the way to go trust me!
noodles has also said something like this in an interview.

apg1
04-15-2010, 09:10 AM
u can go down the effects path but....
if someone asks me how to get a good rock sound, the answer is always simple, theres nothing complicated about sounding good, a reasonably built guitar and a marshall tube amp, once you have used a tube amp you would never want anything else, yes effects can complement it nicely but when it comes to spending money, save up and get a tube amp. anything else is just a toy.
i got a jcm2000 cab n head for like 900euros, second hand mint cond, the cabs a marshall but not the right cab, i will upgrade that asap, but its really the way to go trust me!
noodles has also said something like this in an interview.

As I mentioned in the replica article, since you can't get the exact guitars they have, best bet to mimic the sounds is model the gear, i.e. pickups, amps and wood type. Dexter's is easier, since his is a Ibanez Prestige 1570 base, thus the wood, etc is the same. Noodles is the hard one since the Talmans aren't made anymore, at least not up to the level of the ones he plays.

weezly
04-15-2010, 09:22 AM
yeah but i could always build ya one pretty close :P

Lord Phidias
04-15-2010, 09:33 AM
As I mentioned in the replica article, since you can't get the exact guitars they have, best bet to mimic the sounds is model the gear, i.e. pickups, amps and wood type. Dexter's is easier, since his is a Ibanez Prestige 1570 base, thus the wood, etc is the same. Noodles is the hard one since the Talmans aren't made anymore, at least not up to the level of the ones he plays.

Damn... didn't know there was a replica article... I'm new to this forums shit... but anyways, I was asking about the effects because I'm just planning to play with my Offspring tribute band in a club, and well... I'm not buying a Tube amp just for the occasion, lol, maybe in the future when I save some money... I'll probably rent the backline for this, or borrow it from my friends, but I can buy a couple pedals... thanks for the advice!

Lord Phidias
04-15-2010, 09:38 AM
As I mentioned in the replica article, since you can't get the exact guitars they have, best bet to mimic the sounds is model the gear, i.e. pickups, amps and wood type. Dexter's is easier, since his is a Ibanez Prestige 1570 base, thus the wood, etc is the same. Noodles is the hard one since the Talmans aren't made anymore, at least not up to the level of the ones he plays.

Oh yes, and well, the guitars... that will be hard too... Maybe I will play with a Fender Strat and a Fender Tele, but I don't think It will sound punk enough... maybe I'll just go with my Yamaha Pacifica, still haven't figured it out... maybe I will borrow an axe as well...

apg1
04-15-2010, 03:23 PM
Damn... didn't know there was a replica article... I'm new to this forums shit... but anyways, I was asking about the effects because I'm just planning to play with my Offspring tribute band in a club, and well... I'm not buying a Tube amp just for the occasion, lol, maybe in the future when I save some money... I'll probably rent the backline for this, or borrow it from my friends, but I can buy a couple pedals... thanks for the advice!

Hey, no problem, wasn't trying to say it was listed in another article so check there or anything. Was just mentioning it was out there because I put a lot of info in it and didn't want to just quote it here because that might piss someone off to cover the same stuff.

Biggest thing I've learned with the offspring is get a good overdrive, not too much, but kinda just that right amount, then mess with the treble/bass/mids some and go for it. To truely mimic on some songs there is some chorus (Can't Repeat, etc) or a Leslie pedal to get that intro to Gone Away.

weezly
04-15-2010, 03:24 PM
well u could always put a new humbucker in the strat or tele if one will fit in, if you want to go that way hit me up with a pm, a guy in usa builds awesome pickups for a great price.

Lord Phidias
04-15-2010, 03:34 PM
Hey, Thanks a lot, apg1 and weezly... I'll think about the pickups, but for my Yamaha, cause the Strat is from the office, and the Tele is the 2nd guitarrist's axe, and what I figured was that I'm gonna need a chorus, an overdrive, maybe a distort for solos and stuff, and a wahwah, for can't repeat... and there's the synth issue... maybe I'll just get a synth, the parts are not really difficult, anyone can play 'em...

apg1
04-15-2010, 08:34 PM
Hey, Thanks a lot, apg1 and weezly... I'll think about the pickups, but for my Yamaha, cause the Strat is from the office, and the Tele is the 2nd guitarrist's axe, and what I figured was that I'm gonna need a chorus, an overdrive, maybe a distort for solos and stuff, and a wahwah, for can't repeat... and there's the synth issue... maybe I'll just get a synth, the parts are not really difficult, anyone can play 'em...

Np, and one other option, grab a Boss of Digitech multipedal. Can do the effects, and with a little work you can program it for each song pretty easy. Oh and both are under $200 for a decent one.