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Luke.London

Luke´s Green Day Guitar Sound

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Hey there,

I´m actually working on a good Green Day live guitar sound, so I´ll put all relevant stuff up here that might be interesting for you ... that´s not a thread for my covers (I´ll probably make a cover thread when I have some serious covers done), it´s only about my live sound.

That´s what I just recorded today - played around with the Stay the Night live solo, it´s based on their performance at Montreux Jazz Festival last year (Link). Billie´s and Jason´s parts both played by me, no EQ/compression.

http://audiour.com/oogd1teq

Just in case anyone is interested what the single guitars sound like:

Billie Joe´s Rhytm Part: http://audiour.com/playlist/sgz1wy33
Billie Joe´s Solo Part: http://audiour.com/playlist/5ojsstej

To be continued.

Luke

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Great to see another cover thread! Good job with the solo!

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Great to see another cover thread! Good job with the solo!

Not a cover thread as I said :lol:

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I'm no expert on guitar tones (I probably should be - I've been playing it for long enough :lol:!) but it sounds pretty cool and your playing was good :)

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Not a cover thread as I said :lol:

Well, that wasn't an original :lol:

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Well, that wasn't an original :lol:

Okay ... then let´s say it´s not supposed to be a cover thread, it´s just a ... ehm, "working on my Green Day live sound diary" thread :lol:

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That's one mighty fine tone you've got there. What setup are you using?

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That's one mighty fine tone you've got there. What setup are you using?

I want to keep that secret fow now, sorry ... don´t get my wrong, but I´ll give you some more details for sure. But for now ... y´ know :)

What I can tell you: LP Junior, Blues Driver and lots of tube amp power, closer than you think to GD´s setup :happy:

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Sounds great! :) Any chance that you'll share a tab for that?

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Sounds great! :) Any chance that you'll share a tab for that?

Thank you ... phew, I actually only play by ear and improvise a lot. But that thing is really not hard to tab out ... what exactly do you need?

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But that thing is really not hard to tab out ... what exactly do you need?

The whole thing would be nice, for consistency's sake. :D I can play the solo the way it is on Uno, but not the extra stuff that they do live.

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You´re lucky ´cause I just waited for the Grammys and had nothing else to do.

It´s something like that (click the picture to enlarge)

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That are just the notes in the order I played them, the strumming pattern you´ll have to find out by yourself... and it´s hard to describe how to play these dirty bended notes at the end (17th fret) ... can´t describe that, I would have to show you that live. However, also use your thumb beside the pick for single notes to give the tone some punch.

Here´s Billie´s guitar part only, might be easier for you to figure out the strumming.

http://audiour.com/playlist/5ojsstej

Luke

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Quick update on that one - just adding two more recordings.

Same setup & settings as in my Stay the Night solo sample, but less Volume (these things are friggin´ loud ...) and only one center panned guitar here why it´s not sounding that powerful ... but basically the same deal. Also no Blues Driver here because there´s no solo anyway. I already posted that sample somewhere, so you possibly already know it.

http://audiour.com/playlist/1pgqkby0

Different guitar (Strat with angled Seymour Duncan SH-4 like Blue), but same amp settings. Green Day do the same live ... their changes in sound basically come from swapping guitars.

http://audiour.com/playlist/ni2hz5a2

As always no EQ/compression. And remember: it´s their live sound, not studio sound. Their studio sound is a different thing due doubletracked guitars, equalizing etc. I´m setting up a small home studio now, so I´ll do some serious recordings next month I guess.

Next one will probably be a sample of a Les Paul Junior with a Seymour Duncan Antiquity P90 (Gibson P90 in the past samples).

Cheers,
Luke


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Loving that tone!

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Loving that tone!

Thank you!

I love it too. I´m excited what some serious recordings with EQ´ing, doubletracking and stuff will sound like :happy:

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H.o.l.y S.h.i.t

I just played around with some recordings and room level (master volume 0,5!!) and did a take of the studio version of When I Come Around - doubletracked (well, actually eight tracks rhytm and solo each, mic´d with two microphones) but no EQ or compression. The solo is originally played with different amp settings I guess, haven´t figured out them so far but the rhytm part are original studio settings.

That´s what happened:
http://audiour.com/playlist/1mb2klo3

God, waaaay better than expected! :) I mean, that´s master volume 0,5 ... i´m friggin´ curious what it will sound like played louder!

Cheers,
Luke

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You should apply this guitar tone to some Trilogy songs and overlay with vocals!

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You should apply this guitar tone to some Trilogy songs and overlay with vocals!

You mean to dookiefy them :lol: ?

Or do you mean my vocals? I´m not a singer, unfortunately ... :(

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You mean to dookiefy them :lol: ?

Or do you mean my vocals? I´m not a singer, unfortunately ... :(

I mean apply your amazing tone to the Trilogy songs. Dookiefied is cool, but I hate how the guy sings too. Like, apply the tone in this thread and add in the Trilogy Billie vocals if you can, so we can see how the songs would have sounded with a good tone.

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I mean apply your amazing tone to the Trilogy songs. Dookiefied is cool, but I hate how the guy sings too. Like, apply the tone in this thread and add in the Trilogy Billie vocals if you can, so we can see how the songs would have sounded with a good tone.

Hm ... I´d need the master tracks of the trilogy to do that.

I could do try it with the normal tracks, but - of course - you will also hear the original guitar ... but to get an idea it should be enough.

Great idea !

But the trilogy actually has a GREAT guitar tone in my opinion.

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Hm ... I´d need the master tracks of the trilogy to do that.

I could do try it with the normal tracks, but - of course - you will also hear the original guitar ... but to get an idea it should be enough.

Great idea !

But the trilogy actually has a GREAT guitar tone in my opinion.

Dookiefied guitars did that with 99 Revs, Rusty James, and Lazy Bones, so there must be a way I'm guessing. I'd like to hear your tone in place of some Trilogy guitar tones.

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Dookiefied guitars did that with 99 Revs, Rusty James, and Lazy Bones, so there must be a way I'm guessing. I'd like to hear your tone in place of some Trilogy guitar tones.

Just listened to 99 Revolutions, sounds like the original track to me ... just added his guitar parts. That´s what I meant I could do.

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Just listened to 99 Revolutions, sounds like the original track to me ... just added his guitar parts. That´s what I meant I could do.

Yeah that'd be awesome!

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