Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

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Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby burn06 on Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:10 pm

Any tips on how to get that killer lead tone on tape?

i suppose there's some distortion directly from the recording board.... but what type of guit/overdrive/amp?

please somebody help me to nail this one!
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby Gooch on Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:12 pm

Maybe a Dan Armstrong Plexi thru a Vox AC-30 with a dash of top boost???
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby customgtr90 on Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:10 am

it sounds more like a fender tweed or some vox ac30 probably.i'd say most likely the fender tweed though.like a princeston or a bassman.do they distort that much?
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby Two Tone on Wed Jun 30, 2004 10:34 am

must be a Tele through an Ampeg or something
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby 1959burst on Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:23 pm

try a three pickup 58 les paul custom through an ampeg. ;)i'm pretty sure keith recorded that with an acoustic through the board turned up, if my memory serves me correctly.lol ;)
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby EVH plexi tone on Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:22 pm

Originally posted by 1959burst:
try a three pickup 58 les paul custom through an ampeg. ;)i'm pretty sure keith recorded that with an acoustic through the board turned up, if my memory serves me correctly.lol ;)
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby Demo on Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:42 pm

I like the live version better. There's no question who was playing what there - it's in the movie with Keith and Mick Taylor playing to each other.

Hey Burst. Isn't that MT playing an SG in that? One without a dent?
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby 1959burst on Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:52 pm

yeah taylor had an 60's sg/59burst/345 and a strat on tour.
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby cugel on Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:18 pm

wow i had NO idea. an acoustic!!????
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby customgtr90 on Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:53 pm

i thought it wold be an ampeg too. but an acoustic i would have been wrong. can you get an overdrive like keith did on get yer ya yas out with a gibson les paul and a cranked m-12 ampeg?
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby drewl on Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:55 am

No way, Keith can't play an acoustic that fast!
He's real close to the sound on "Rock and Roll Circus" using the black LP Custom through a SS Vox.
Seriously.......an acoustic?
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby pckpat on Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:39 pm

in the interviews i've read, richards said he ran the acoustic into a small cassette recorder w/ some kinda limiter in it. cranked up to distort.probably a gibson dove or similar guitar,they used them quite a bit back then, until quality at gibson started to suffer.i think keith also played bass on that track(it seems to bear some of his trademark bass riffs)wyman was on keys or percussion(can't recall)jagger's take on the tune was that it evolved into some sort of a "mad" samba :D this song was recorded in the period between jones and taylor.
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby drewl on Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:52 pm

Yeah, I've seen the movie of them recording it over, and over, and over......Brian's just sitting on the studio floor jonked sometimes with an acoustic in his hands...on the R&R Circus he just plays maraccas
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby customgtr90 on Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:07 pm

that has to be an electric. keith cant play acoustic that fast
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Re: Sympathy for the Devil LEAD SOUND??

Postby Gooch on Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:27 pm

The cassette recorder amplified acoustic was used for the rhythm tracks on Street Fighting Man & Jumpin Jack Flash. I don't believe KR used that technique for the lead guitar track on Sympathy.

In the One + One film, there is a shot of Keith playing the lead break for Sympathy. He may have been using the Black Beauty there but I don't recall. However, I'm pretty sure that wasn't the take used for the record. Wyman got moved over to maracas and Keith did the bass track.
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