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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2012
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    Looking for suggestions/information

    Hi all,

    First off I would like to state that I do not play guitar. I believe, however, that the questions I am about to ask are best fit for metal guitarists.

    I am a classical & jazz clarinetist, I have been playing for over 8 years now and am considered one of the best in my age group in my area of the US. I have been listening to metal, mostly power, prog, and symphonic, for about 4 years and very much enjoy it, but I have no interest in learning how to play a new instrument, as much as I'd love to play the music I listen to quite frequently. Then, one day, I thought "Hey, why can't the clarinet be used in metal? That's something very few if any have tried before!". The clarinet is too mellow to be used alone, it would need some sort of effect put on it, like distortion... And that is my question for you guys: is there any way I can get a distortion effect onto my clarinet? I highly doubt there is anything that is produced by a large company, so I would have to make something custom. Any thoughts on how I could accomplish this?

    Now, I have no idea if distortion would sound good on a clarinet, but I figure it's worth a try. I want to create a new sound, I want to do something different. I would very greatly appreciate any help and tips you guys could offer, as I have no knowledge on how guitar effects/pedals work.

    Thanks for reading!


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    And there you have it, metal is just classical music with a lot of distortion. Case closed, objectors can go eat themselves.
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    I would think clarinet would sound bitchin' with some hard fuzz.
    Making metal every night and day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soopahmahn View Post
    I would think clarinet would sound bitchin' with some hard fuzz.

    Mic it up, send the mic through a distortion pedal

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalheadpunk View Post

    Mic it up, send the mic through a distortion pedal
    Or even an amp or axefx

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    Thought we were getting punk'd.....lol.
    Great idea!
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    Throw some reverb/chorus on it as well, It'd just act like a synth or a violin. Why not? If Slipknot can have a clown that hits garbage cans with a baseball bat, then this is totally acceptable. Also, I play tuba.

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