New Doooooooommm (coming sooooon ...)

New project on the way, ... some DOOOOOOMM Metal. Loud. Slow. Heavy.  HEAVY, man.

Is being recorded with a few new toys ...

Trying to make doom metal with a Telecaster-style guitar.  Yes, that's what I said.  Makin' DOOM METAL with a standard single-coil-loaded Tele. A stock SX Furrian.  No upgraded pickups.  Just the single-coilies.  Why?  Just to prove that I can.

A few new pedals in the mix.  First using my Joyo Ultimate Drive (not new, but haven't used it much), for some raging tones (drive and tone dimed!).  Next, I bought a few Earthquaker Devices pedals at City Music! Yeah, they stock Earthquaker Pedals!  Kudos to them for taking a chance and stocking up on some really unique effects pedals!

I picked up an Acapulco Gold pedal, which basically reproduces the sound of an old Sunn Model T amp cranked up to maximum volume! It has ONE knob on it - the volume control, and that's it.  This pedal is LOUD, so you have to keep the volume pretty low unless you plan on really punishing your amp.

I also grabbed a Transmisser pedal, with is a weird, modulated reverb pedal.  It makes very spacey, wobbly echo sounds.  Great for ambient music.

You can also check these pedals out on the YouTube.  Lot's of musicians online really rave about Earthquaker Devices pedals, and with good reason.  Instead of making yet-another-clone-pedal of a "Marshall-in-a-box", or ANOTHER Tube Screamer clone and the like, they really strive to come up with their own flavors of sounds and special effects that know one else does.  They can be a little expensive, but they really do things that no other pedals even attempt to do.

I'm running the pedals into my trusty Yamaha THR-10 amp that I've had for several years now.  I love the thing.  I'm basically running the pedals through the Marshall Plexi model, which is like an old non-master volume classic Marshall stack from the 1960's.  You know, low-gain preamp that goes into EL34 power tubes. You basically turn all the controls up to ten.

It's USB'd right to my computer, everything recorded direct, so you get a great rich tone with no mics needed.  I'll post some samples when I'm satisfied with the mixes.


Nizhny Tagil said...

Good luck with that! I can't stand that single-coil buzz with the gain anywhere close to high.
Black Sabbath did exactly that: massive doom metal with P-90s, but there was nothing like modern high gain distortion back then.
I'm curious to hear the result.

Dimaension X said...

I do have the tone control backed WAAYY off, and I have a volume pedal between the dirt pedals and the amp (instead of a gate). The sound is pretty thick, yet it retains clarity due to the tele single coil at the bridge. I'll try to post a sample at soundcloud soon.