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  • Yet another: "How do you get this tone", thread.

    I've never been a big Journey fan, but I DO love this song. How does Neal get this tone? (Focus on the 2 minute mark.) He's playing on the bridge pup, but it has that cocked wah sound.

    Last edited by ArtieToo; 07-10-2024, 08:56 AM.

  • #2
    Bridge pup with the tone rolled off would be my guess?
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    • #3
      You can't get that tone without that afro!
      Only you can decide what "good" sounds like!
      "I learned a long time ago that one note can go a long way if it's the right one, and it will whip the guy with twenty quick notes." ~Les Paul

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      • #4
        You could probably get it by picking closer to the bridge in the middle position into a tubescreamer. Is that accurate? Probably not, but it would work.
        You will never understand How it feels to live your life With no meaning or control And with nowhere left to go You are amazed that they exist And they burn so bright
        Whilst you can only wonder why

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        • #5
          According to this article it was effectively a Strat in a Plexi:



          And regarding the cocked wah thing, I would keep in mind that good old capacitance factor used to mellow the sound by folks like Hendrix, SRV or... Santana, the one who did put Neal on orbit. ;-)



          When it comes to Journey, I'm a big fan of a tune named "Topaz", BTW. Superb playing and tone too. :-)
          Duncan user since the 80's...

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          • #6

            here is a vid where he talks about the Strat he recorded the song with.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by strat dude View Post
              https://youtu.be/CcdXxNukbdo?si=22unAu8uTLShfPhS
              here is a vid where he talks about the Strat he recorded the song with.
              I saw him play that guitar on the Departure Tour. he ripped up Precious Time with it.

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              • #8
                Listening to it, I don't believe he used the bridge pickup on the recording. Sounds like the middle or neck of a 60's Strat to me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
                  Listening to it, I don't believe he used the bridge pickup on the recording. Sounds like the middle or neck of a 60's Strat to me.
                  I was thinking the same thing. In the video, he said he would often knock it out of the middle out-of-phase position.

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                  • #10
                    I was thinking that too

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                    • #11
                      I'll have to agree that it sounds like he's using the neck pickup. What ever pickup he's using, it sounds great. To me, he's one of the best.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by freefrog View Post
                        When it comes to Journey, I'm a big fan of a tune named "Topaz", BTW. Superb playing and tone too. :-)
                        If I heard that on the radio, I'd never guess that was Journey. Now, there's two Journey songs I like.

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