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  • Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

    This is a bit of an ad for his desk but it is a cool read and there are some cool tips.

    http://www.tmrzoo.com/2017/71703/mas...is-guitar-tips


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    Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

    Cool read, but outside of what mikes he uses for guitars, and how he pans he did not say much. I wish he would share more ...
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    • #3
      Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

      Is Mastadon's guitar tone even revered as being desirable or sought after?



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        Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

        Originally posted by Van Noord View Post
        Is Mastadon's guitar tone even revered as being desirable or sought after?
        It's different from what I typically think of when I think of prog metal (Crack the Sky's sounds for example) but I don't know that those guys are as revered for their tone as they are for their playing ability.
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        • #5
          Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

          Any info like this is good.

          Although no one drools over their tones, it's impressive how they can have complex arrangements and still maintain clarity all while sounding huge. A big part of this is how it's recorded.
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          • #6
            Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

            I would happily set any of you on fire for the Crack the Skye tone.

            It might not be a common sought-after thing, but for me it's perfect. It sounds wide, open, clear and fat. It has just the right amount of gain.
            It's ridiculous how much I set my own sound after that specific album.

            It's either that or Metallica's Load for me.
            Last edited by Diego; 05-23-2017, 01:47 PM.
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              Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

              Originally posted by Diego View Post
              I would happily set any of you on fire for the Crack the Skye tone.

              It might not be a common sought-after thing, but for me it's perfect. It sounds wide, open, clear and fat. It has just the right amount of gain.
              It's ridiculous how much I set my own sound after that specific album.

              It's either that or Metallica's Load for me.
              Is that the album with all​ that "Drop A" tuning on it? I had a hard time getting past that.



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              • #8
                Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

                Originally posted by Van Noord View Post
                Is that the album with all​ that "Drop A" tuning on it? I had a hard time getting past that.
                I think only one song (title track) has that tuning (AGCFAD).
                The rest it's all either Drop C or Standard D, like this one:



                That riff at 7:25 is THE SOUND I'm after.
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                Ibanez RG270 / Screamin' Demon bridge.

                Egnater Tweaker 15 Head / Laney Cub 8 / 2x12 - Celestion V30+K100
                Line 6 M13 and plenty of stompboxes I rarely use!

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                • #9
                  Re: Mastodon Producer Matt Washburn Shares His Guitar Tips

                  Originally posted by Van Noord View Post
                  Is that the album with all​ that "Drop A" tuning on it? I had a hard time getting past that.
                  I think they've been using the Drop A stuff a lot more in their recent albums than they were on Crack the Skye. Curl of the Burl was the first one that I knew was Drop A (although I could be wrong).
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                  Hagstrom Hj800 Jazzbox stock pickups
                  Fender Jazz Bass EMG MJ Set
                  Music Man SUB Ray5 stock pickups
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                  Dunlop Strings and Picks

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