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  1. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by thrashinbatman View Post
    Everyone sounds the same because everyone DOES sound the same. Watch Rig Rundowns and count how many 5150s and 6505s you see. Get a 5150, run it into a Mesa, mic it with one SM57, BOOM, metal tone! There's way less experimentation now than there was back then.
    Bullshit, I might not have been alive for it, but as others have said and is easily Googled, the late 70s and early 80s had the same sound - superstrat into a hot rodded Marshall stack (and safe to assume the pedal chain would be led by a reverb, chorus, and then probably a phaser).

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    Hows everyone using a 5150 into a Mesa cab much difference than everyone using a Mesa Mark or Jose Marshall running into a G1265-loaded Marshall 4x12.

    At least in the late '80s and early '90s things got mixed up with the ADA MP-1... which everyone also began to use.

    It's easy to glorify those days. You got people who weren't born back in the day reading stories by people who were too damn stoned and drunk to fully remember.
    Last edited by Jazzhands; 06-30-2019 at 10:32 PM.

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    This is fair, and I was writing about how back in the day everyone used Marshalls, but a big difference between then and now is that there was no consensus among engineers about how to mic and mix metal guitars. It was a wild west, as evidenced by all the awful tones that came from the 80s, out of literally the same rigs that killer tones came out of.

    Also there is the larger point about the philosophy of tone shaping nowadays. It's pretty much gospel that scooping mids is bad and too much gain is also bad, so a lot of folks try to dial in their tones with those two things in mind.
    C'mon son.

    Hellevate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocka_Rollas View Post
    THIS IS EXACTLY what I mean when I'm saying:

    TONE = is in the gear
    PLAYNIG STYLE = is in the hands




    But people keep saying "ooooh, the tone is in the haaaands"
    George Lynch sounds like George Lynch no matter what he plays, and no matter what he plays it through. Because tone is in the fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrashinbatman View Post
    Everyone sounds the same because everyone DOES sound the same. Watch Rig Rundowns and count how many 5150s and 6505s you see. Get a 5150, run it into a Mesa, mic it with one SM57, BOOM, metal tone! There's way less experimentation now than there was back then.
    5150 into Mesa is fucking glorious, you must admit.

    - Posted as I play my 5150 into my Mesa.

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    There's a reason why everyone does it. It sounds great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    George Lynch sounds like George Lynch no matter what he plays, and no matter what he plays it through. Because tone is in the fingers.
    You recognize him because of PLAYING STYLE if he plays his usual stuff

    It's not hard to understand
    Yet you pretend like tone and playing style is the same thing

    It's NOT

    Tone is IN THE GEAR

    Playing style is IN THE HANDS


    You wrote this early in this thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Definitely not the guitar tone.

    Do you mean that Dimebag sucked at playing guitar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrashinbatman View Post
    Everyone sounds the same because everyone DOES sound the same. Watch Rig Rundowns and count how many 5150s and 6505s you see. Get a 5150, run it into a Mesa, mic it with one SM57, BOOM, metal tone! There's way less experimentation now than there was back then.
    Link two unlrelated videos with 5150s that sounds the same?

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