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Nightmare  
2 Nov 2008 17:00 | Quote
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I need to know some band's settings :

1- Amp eq
2- Pickups or guitar type
3- Effects
4- Tunning

ok so here are the bands :
- AC/DC
-Black Sabbath
-Chili Peppers
-Buckethead

There are more, but i forgot them. I'll post them later.
Nightmare  
2 Nov 2008 17:08 | Quote
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pfff tuning*
GRX40  
2 Nov 2008 17:39 | Quote
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AC/DC:
1- Not sure, but I'm guessing fairly high mids and treble
2- Gibson SG, w/ humbuckers
3- Not much except OD/Distortion
4- Standard

Sabbath:
1- Not sure
2- Gibson SG, w/ humbuckers. Try looking into the Iommi Signature Pickups
3-Not much besides OD/Distortion. He may use some modulation, but I'm not sure
4- Standard will be fine, but I think Tony Iommi actually tuned to C Standard fairly regularly

Chili Peppers:
1- Not sure
2- Fender Strat w/ Single Coils
3- Fuzz and Wah would be essesntially... probably phase sometimes. John Frusciante has a pretty large pedal board, it really depends on what songs you want to play
4- Standard

Buckethead:
1- Not sure
2- He used many different types, from Gibson Les Paul's and V's to Ibanez V to maybe some type of Jackson. Most have humbuckers
3- Not sure really
4- Not sure
EMB5490  
2 Nov 2008 17:49 | Quote
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theres a ug forum tht has some bqands and their settings. i forgot which tho.

Nightmare  
2 Nov 2008 17:56 | Quote
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no sabbath tuning is half-step down im sure .. whats OD distortion?
EMB5490  
2 Nov 2008 18:20 | Quote
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over drive
GRX40  
2 Nov 2008 18:36 | Quote
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Nightmare says:
no sabbath tuning is half-step down im sure

ORLY?:

Korg Tuners says:
"In addition to his inspirational playing and riff-writing skills, Tony has also been at the forefront of several innovations in rock guitar technology: the double-octave, 24 fret neck; high-gain, low-noise humbucking pickups; ultra light-gauge strings; high-gain amplifiers and tuning the guitar down to C# (low to high: C#, F#, B, E, G#, C#) are all improvements/advancements that Iommi helped instigate. All are now considered “the norm,” especially de-tuning the guitar which, to many players, appears to be a relatively recent trend. “Tuning down to C# is certainly nothing new to me, I’ve been doing it for the best part of 30 years!” Tony laughs, “I started doing it for two reasons – it suited Ozzy’s vocal range and sounded heavy too.”

As one would expect, Tony employs his trademark, C# tuning on Iommi. To ensure the utmost accuracy for this lower-than-low tuning, Tony’s choice of tuner is the KORG DTR-1. “It really is an excellent piece of kit,” Mike Clement, Tony’s tech for the past ten years, enthuses. “It’s deadly accurate and its large, easy to read ‘note display’ is perfect for both live and recording work – especially as all of Tony’s tunings involve sharps and flats.”

http://www.korg.com/sbytes/article.asp?ArtistID=40

smashngrab.altervista.org says:

More radical alternate tunings, and tuning down in particular, have probably garnered the most attention recently because of the metal players who have been using them to achieve ultra-heavy sounds. This isn’t just a phenomenon of the thrash-metal, black-metal, and death-metal movements, however. Players have been dropping their tunings way down for years to create a more menacing vibe. Tony Iommi conjured pure sonic darkness back in the ’60s by tuning his SG down three semitones to C# (C#F#BEG#C#), and it also turns up at the hands of later bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Slayer.

http://smashngrab.altervista.org/?category/iommi/

Iommi tuned down and used light strings because he felt it was easier to play. He also wore metal or plastic caps on his fingers, since some of his finger-tips were sliced in an industrial accident.



And for settings, go on Ultimate-Guitar Forums and search "Ultimate Settings Thread".
blackholesun  
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Nightmare  
2 Nov 2008 18:47 | Quote
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ah ok lol overdrive.

'GRX40 ur point is ??
GRX40  
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Nightmare says:
'GRX40 ur point is ??


You said Black Sabbath (for whom Tony Iommi is the lead guitarist) used half-step down tuning. I just gave you two sources that said otherwise.
Nightmare  
2 Nov 2008 18:53 | Quote
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tuning the guitar down to C# (low to high: C#, F#, B, E, G#, C#)

ya you're right, thanks. :S now from where im gonna get sabbath correct tabs
BodomBeachTerror  
2 Nov 2008 18:59 | Quote
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didnt he use normal tuning for the first few but tuned it lower once Dio joined?
GRX40  
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^ I think the first lower-tuned album was "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" (1971? I know the first two albums are in standard). I'm not sure when Dio joined.
Nightmare  
2 Nov 2008 19:04 | Quote
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no not standard half-step down.
BodomBeachTerror  
2 Nov 2008 19:27 | Quote
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the song Black Sabbath is in standard.

yea i know the first few were standard. i think Mob rules was the first one with Dio on it
Nutter166  
3 Nov 2008 01:03 | Quote
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First Sabbath album was in Standard, then Eb (1/2-step down) for one or two albums, then D-standard for I think one album then he went to C# in the last album before Dio. Reason being I think it was due to his prosthetic finger tips, now I'm not 100% sure on when the changes happened but those are the three main tunings used over the Sabbath timeline.

Tone wise Tony used an these pedals:
OBoss OC-2 Octave

Ernie Ball 6166 Mono Volume Pedal

Pete Cornish Custom Foot Controller

Tychobrahe ParaPedal Wah

Distortion/OD wise was in his Signature Laney head's effects-loop and controlled via a foot switch.

telecrater  
3 Nov 2008 06:42 | Quote
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The link below has some "sample" amp settings you might find useful.

http://www.webspawner.com/users/jrheavymetal2/index.html
JazzMaverick  
3 Nov 2008 12:08 | Quote
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Why don't you just go for your own settings? Be yourself, ya know?
exp  
3 Nov 2008 12:09 | Quote
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Knowledge is power ;)
BodomBeachTerror  
3 Nov 2008 12:16 | Quote
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JazzMaverick says:
Why don't you just go for your own settings? Be yourself, ya know?


yeah. when i do a cover for a song i want to make it as much 'Me' as possible
exp  
3 Nov 2008 12:20 | Quote
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Sure, but you still want to know how the greats got their signature sound. That doesn't neccisarilly mean you are going to [have to] use it. To me it's the same as theory, I'm sure I won't use all the progressions etc former musicians have used, but still you want to know them.
Nightmare  
3 Nov 2008 17:01 | Quote
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okay i'll try some of the links you posted, although they don't include all guitarists i need..
own settings hmm good idea, but i dont think droping some strings turning on my distortion will give me an AC\DC sound. anyways im really not gonna play sabbath or acdc or any of these, i just wanna try to get their sounds.
JazzMaverick  
3 Nov 2008 17:19 | Quote
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Nah, I personally don't agree with you. If you learn other people's sound, you'll have a very difficult time finding your own. I've observed many people and seen how they're constantly unhappy with their tone, because they starting by learning other's.
Nightmare  
3 Nov 2008 17:27 | Quote
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no u got me wrong. Its just that sometimes while im listening, it cracks me up curious to know how do they get that sound. so i start thinking.. but im really not interested in playing that music
Nightmare  
3 Nov 2008 17:40 | Quote
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plus who the heck has made u a moderator, i want one of those..just kidding

JazzMaverick  
4 Nov 2008 02:22 | Quote
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hahaha, Admin made me a mod a while ago.

You know where every episode is on youtube? That one's hilarious.


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