Kirk Hammett of Metallica is one of the best and coolest players in the industry today. From the soft begining parts of some Metallica songs (such as Sanitarium) to the hard parts of their other songs, he can do many different sounds with his guitar (and pedals). He collaboarted with the KHDK company to create a very cool Fuzz pedal called the Scuzz box.
Since his breakout in early 2000s Ryan Adams has been Country-Rock’s pretty boy with an even prettier and great guitar tone. From writing his own country songs to performing songs by Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams has been an iconoclastic voice in the world of rock and music for some time now. Sporting his signature denim jacket with pins, Ryan Adams’ has a guitar tone that is very cool, but how can you achieve that tone at home? Read on to find out!
From acoustic slow songs to electric guitar fast songs, Ryan Adams’s distinctive sound can be heard throughout both of those types of guitars. He uses a plethora of axes, including the Gibson SG pictured above all the way through a Fender Strat and a Fedner Tele. But in order to achieve his tone at home you don’t have to break the bank on a $2000 vintage guitar. The truth is that all guitars sound pretty much the same, you are paying extra for the packaging and the look. You can buy the Davison Brown Guitar with Amp combo in order to play guitar and it will cost you under $70! It also includes an amp!
Using Pedals to get the Ryan Adams’s tone
Luckily there’s no need to search far and wide for different pedals to sound like Ryan Adams because a company just put out a pedal that makes the Ryan Adams sound. The name of the pedal is called VCR which stands for Volume, Chorus, Reverb. It even says Ryan Adams’s name on the pedal too! The volume controls the loudness level of the guitar. Chorus is a effect that makes the guitar sound like the 80s sound of guitar and reverb makes it sound like its in a space. This is the three effects that Ryan Adams used to achieve his tone but in one box now. So you don’t need to go the Guitar Center and buy a bunch of different pedals, just buy this one pedal and you will sound just like him. It’s a country-rock pedal.
Sounding like Ryan Adams, who makes great country songs, is not an easy task. BUt now using this gear and equipment your life just got a whole lot easier.
Ariel Pink made a big splash when he first came out with his rock music. Alot of people liked the way it sounded and thought that it was good. He made weird rock music that sounded like it was dirty and old. But how can you achieve the Ariel PInk’s sound using guitars and guitar pedals that are available on the market?
The first step to sounding like Ariel Pink’s music is to get a guitar. Because he makes rock music, a guitar is a key ingredient in baking the perfect delectable song. While he uses many, many different cool guitars, we reccomend using the Squier Stratocaster, which is a good guitar that you can get for a good price.
This guitar is a Pink squier strat, because of his name, Ariel Pink.
What about an amp?
There are many, many amps available on the market. Everything from Orange Amps to Marshall Half Stacks have been used to create killer rock sounds, but which one should you get to sound like Ariel PInk? Because he is a rock artist, any rock-style amp would do the trick. We reccomend the Marshall Half Stack because it’s a classic amp that has a very loud and good tone to it.
Pedals have been used by many rock stars to make their music sound different than how it sounded when just the guitar was plugged in. To achieve the Ariel PInk sound that he has on many songs, we reccomend purchasing the DUnlop Crybaby Wah and the Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Fuzz. These pedals were also used by Jimi Hendrix, and are staples of contemporary and classic rock n’ roll. Because Ariel PInk’s music is weird, you can also get a weirder pedal such as a Electro Harmonix Small Stone Phaser Pedal, which was used by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
It’s not easy to sound like Ariel PInk, because he is a rock musician that makes alot of different sounds in his music, BUt with this guide things just got a whole lot easier towards sounding like his music.
When Bob Dylan went Electric at Woodstock in 69 people called him Judas, a bad character from the Bible, because they thought Dylan was also bad just like that character. Today you’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who didn’t think the electric guitar is one of the coolest instruments of all time, meaning Bob Dylan was right about playing one at that time (meaning he was not Judas). He has an iconic and very cool sound, but how can you achieve that sound? Here are some pro tips: