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    Cool How to get that Stoner Rock Guitar Sound ??

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    Hey,

    How do Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, etc.. get this butter-soft bass-saturated guitar sound? Y'know what I mean?

    I was trying to reproduce this, but hmm.. no good effects.

    Is this a matter of gear?
    A matter of amplifier adjustment?
    How can I influence it during mixing / recording?

    C'mon, I know a lot of You can answer me this question!

    Thanks a lot

    Jules

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    well, I think it's definately a humbucker pick up you hear.

    probably some of the tone rolled off, very unlikely a flat out tone knob on 10.

    Im sure the amp, amp settings, room, mic, mic angle, ears etc also playa role.

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    They're humbucker pickups (Les pauls, SGs, etc) and they produce that driving rock sound distorted. Not to mention they do massive EQing and have killer amps, but you just cant get that sound with a single coil pickup like a strat

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    And to me it sounds like they are using the neck pick up rather than the bridge pu. Or at least both.

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    If stoner rock is similar to stoner metal, then I think I know the guitar sound you are talking about..

    You can get close with a les paul sound on the neck pick up, but there is actually a tone called "classic fuzz" that has those qualities. You can find that in a pedal form or an amp simulation.

    This is that groovy, slightly bass heavy, heavily compressed, creamy tone ala smashing pumpkins right? If so, then look for something described as "classic fuzz".

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    well first of all their tone is super crappy so I suggest you use whatever's really crappy. but seriously, just add a bunch of distortion, preferrably more than one pedal with distortion at about 5 and add an overdrive pedal and EQ and stuff... you can use a single coil bridge postition for this because the hum doesn't even matter in this type of music.
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    Originally posted by rxQueen
    well first of all their tone is super crappy so I suggest you use whatever's really crappy. but seriously, just add a bunch of distortion, preferrably more than one pedal with distortion at about 5 and add an overdrive pedal and EQ and stuff... you can use a single coil bridge postition for this because the hum doesn't even matter in this type of music.
    Wtf are you talking about?

    The key to crunch is humbuckers and a tube amp.

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    Fuzz box comes close, even if you do use a single coil...

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    Jules,
    They tune their guitars down 2 whole steps - C,F,Bb,Eb,G,C (low-to-high)
    Josh Homme plays an Ovation Electric Guitar, as well as a Gibson Marauder, through Ampeg Tube Amps.
    "Buzz" from the Melvins & Fantomas, gets a similar tone through Marshall Amps, with his Les Paul, so there is no definitive set-up to get the tone that you're after, just keep experimenting.
    Good luck!

    Take care,
    Tony

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