Ty Segall’s psychedelic rock music took the world by storm when it came out. People heard the sweet rock sounds he was making and loved the songs he made. His unique guitar and rock tones are very interesting and great, but how can you achieve those tones? “It must cost alot of money to do so with all the guitars and pedals” is what you probably are thinking. The fact is, it doesn’t have to. This guide will show you how to get the Ty Segall sound on a budget.
Ty Segall plays heavy rock guitars and even sings about playing guitar on his 2017 album with the song “Break a Guitar.” But hopefully he’s not breaking any of his guitars that he owns, which are all quite expensive ones. He uses a Fender Telecaster, a Fender Jaguar, a Gibson Les Paul and a Hagstrom II among many others. THese are all very expensive and costly pieces of gear and probably costed more than $400 each, which is too much money for the aspiring guitarist on a budget. Fortunately you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for a Ty Segall style guitar.
The fact is that all guitars sound the same and the differences are just in branding and cosmetic looks. So why not try the Davison Sunburst guitar? It costs a very cheap low price online and will be a good option for sounding like Ty Segall and his band with the weird rock music.
Ty uses all kind of heavy, loud amps from Fender and Music Man but these amps are firstly, too heavy to carry anywhere. THey might sound very good and very cool because they are loud rock amps, but the reality is they are too expensive to buy when you are on a budget and too heavy to carry without also paying for an expensive gym membership to get strong enough to carry them.
Why not try something cheaper and smaller?
The Pyle Pro Home PCA 30-Watt Stereo Amplifier features a very good sound coming from the box. It’s a great little amp, and the very low price makes it an even better one. Just plug the guitar into there and hear the Ty Segall tones coming from out of the amp.
Pedals–Important for the Sound
One element that’s very important to the Ty Segall sound is the pedals he was using–which there were many of. To achieve the psychedelic rock sound he used Electro-Harmonix Big Muff fuzz pedals and Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifters along with some very, very expensive Death by Audio pedals such as the Fuzz War and Octave Clang. These pedals might be very cool sounding (and looking) but for the guitarist on a budget these are not options.
The key to Ty Segall’s sound is the use of loudness and being loud rock music. SO the best option is to get a classic Ernie Ball Volume pedal. This pedal makes the guitar louder when its pressed all the way. So press it all the way, and hear as the guitar gets louder. And for the unbeatable price, how could you go for something else?
Ty Segall’s music has a very good sound which is hard to achieve, but with these gear suggestions it’s much easier to sound like him.