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"Wreeeeearrrrrrgh" at the beginning of "How Soon is Now"?
A regular tremelo might do it?
Or maybe just bend the strings loads and then only hit as you let them unbend slowly?
I know he gets the rumbling sound by using an open E tuning, and I guess he just uses some kind of shifty pedal thing to make the wreeeeeaaarrrrgh noise.
Actually it's 'tremolo' isn't it? The main background noise is just a one of those tremolo pedals, isn't it? Like at the start of Planet Telex?
It's the only Smiths song I really like, probably because it's the only one where his guitar sounds meaty and nutty.
A guitar expert I am not. I can play one, but once pedals and other technical things get involved I start to lose interest.
Tremelo sounds right though, yeah.
its a feast for the ears!
its putting his guitar through two vox amps with tremelos set at slightly different rates. cant remember if its a split signal or one amp put through the other.
i probably got those details wrong
The vibrato sound is fucking incredible, and it took a long time. I put down the rhythm track on an Epiphone Casino through a Fender Twin Reverb without vibrato. Then we played the track back through four old Twins, one on each side. We had to keep all the amps vibrating in time to the track and each other, so we had to keep stopping and starting the track, recording it in 10-second bursts... We did it in three passes through a harmonizer, set to some weird interval, like a sixth. There was a different harmonization for each pass. For the line in harmonics, I retuned the guitar so that I could play it all at the 12th fret with natural harmonics. It's doubled several times.
I would say this is a LOT more effort than that sound warranted. It is amazing, though. :D
Not the BENDFACESUPREME noise? Or are they both processed in the same way? Still there's got to be some string bending in there, probably just manual bending but he's a Ricky player, isn't it, so they might have a mean trem/whammy arm thing?
yeah obvs thats the rhythm sound
i assumed thatd be what he was talking about without really looking.
id say that was probably lightly revereb, multitracked tremelo arm fun
he should have just enlisted Fozzie Bear from the muppets
a car going past beeping its horn.
Yeah, it's probably just the doppler effect - when they do this live, they have a special man who runs offstage with the amp in his arms