Used/ Underoath Guitar Sounds....

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Kswiss, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Kswiss

    Kswiss Guest

    I know Quinn from the Used uses a modeling head live, but does anyone know how to replicate that killer distorted tone in the studio. Im beginning to think it must be a model of some sort, because ive used a Marshall JCM 2000, JCM 900, Dual Rectifier, Maverick, and Recto-verb and no matter the mics or pres i cant get that clear dark distorted sound. I get great sounds out of those amps and feel truly blessed to have them to record with, but im not sure a microphone can pick up that sound.....i'd imagine that its some modeler on a Mesa rectifier setting, but has any one had luck getting this sound. Just dark and heavy without sounding scooped and full without covering everything up.... Thanks

  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    A lot of what you're hearing isn't one guitar tone in particular, but several slightly different tracks layered on top of each other. There's a decent column on layering guitars in this months issue of Recording magazine.
  3. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    You haven't tried a JCM800 yet apparently. I thought either that or a DSL was what he used in The, uh, Used. I don't think he usually uses a modeling head, but I could be wrong. If it was a TV thing you saw him use one on, he probably just used something from a local shop; a rental or something. I've seen a lot of bands do that when they are just playing a few songs for a TV thing or something. Fly out and use some readily available gear that can get them close to their usual sound without having to drag their whole crew with them.
    I would imagine you could get real close to his sound (or at least a real good sound) using a good JCM800 and one of the older Marshall 4x12 cabs; the ones that are made out of real wood and have the 25W greenbacks or whatever in them. A good-sounding guitar will help you a lot too.
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