Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > For the more musically inclined...

forum rss feed
Author

iGSM user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 5001 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 20 Oct 04, 05:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm wondering how Brian achieved his clarinet/slide tuba sounds on 'Good Company'? I was hoping Sebastian (Grosjean?) could help me but I was devestated to find that his site was in re-hab.

Anywho take care of those you call your own and keep good company.


...this kettle is boiling over...

...one dump...one turd...two tits...John Deacon...

...one prawn...one shrimp...one clam...one chicken!
juls user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 158 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 20 Oct 04, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Igsm,

"turn the AC30 to 10, use a deaky amp and a volume pedal" :)
I remember he played it note for note with a volume pedal fading in. The different sounds you get with the phase-shifted pickups, and a treble booster and the amp in full volume.
You will need the feedback of the guitar (just like in the guitar bit of YTMBA) when you stand in a place of the room, where the guitar feeds back from the amplifier, so you just tap on the fingerboard to get the tone.
Playing with a coin (you can use a metal-coated or stone-pickup too) lifts the overtones/partial tones (you have a lot of them, altogether they form the whole tone), and it is also a question of palm muting, to erase overtones.


Special thanks to Arif Mardin who arranged and produced some hot and spacey horns on "Staying Power" ;-)
iGSM user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 5001 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 20 Oct 04, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Could you dumb that down slightly? heh ;)

So he played it note for note much like he plucked the harp string by string for Love of My Life? Bugger me, that guy has patience.


...this kettle is boiling over...

...one dump...one turd...two tits...John Deacon...

...one prawn...one shrimp...one clam...one chicken!