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  • Hey guys, I'm Ola Englund and welcome to my new video

  • Gojira is a band that, even though they existed for a good while, are kind of driving their own path in metal

  • and my favorite album is definitely The Way Of All Flesh

  • The production of that album is just something else

  • Like, the guitar tone of the album is crushing

  • But if you get into detail and listen to them carefully, they're a bit mushy sounding

  • but with the production and how every instrument fits together in the mix, altogether

  • It's just an absolutely slaying sounding album

  • Huh? Yeah

  • This video will be a little different than my previous ones about artists' tones

  • because I don't really have that much info on what gear was used on the album The Way Of All Flesh

  • From my research, it seems the album was recorded using a Jackson guitar

  • that they borrowed from Jackson, loaded with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup

  • Today, I'm gonna use this Charvel that I borrowed from my good friend Jensen

  • that plays in The Haunted with me

  • I borrowed this mainly for the fact that Joe now uses Charvel guitars

  • and it also has a JB pickup in it.

  • Also, tonewise, they nowadays use EVH amplifiers

  • But they've also used 5150s and Rectifiers together in the past

  • So, not entirely sure what they used exactly, but seems for ...

  • The All Way-- ...

  • The Way Of All Flesh, most people claim they used 6505, which is what Peavey later called their 5150s

  • But seeing how the album is sounding chunky as hell and the pickup being a more medium output pickup

  • I guess they used some kind of overdrive to boost the amplifier.

  • I have no idea what type of overdrive.

  • For the cover I did together with Delta, check it out here by the way, of Toxic Garbage Island

  • I used the Fortin 33 pedal to boost the amp, which resulted in a bit tighter sound than what's on the album

  • but for this video, I'm gonna try a couple of different ones

  • I have the Fortin 33, I have an Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9, I also have a Horizon Devices Precision Drive

  • And in my cover I also use the Solar Guitar E1.6 ETC

  • because I didn't have this guitar when I recorded that cover, that's just how it is.

  • You just have to live with that.

  • Huh?

  • Huh?

  • Come at me bro.

  • Anyway, a lot of talking, let's just go. I'm also using a ZUUL Fortin noise gate in the loop, okay?

  • Alright, I think that I'm done and I have sound going

  • And this right here is the green channel without any overdrive engaged

  • Then red channel

  • Engage the Fortin 33 overdrive

  • Okay, let's try-

  • Let's try the red channel real quick

  • Neighbors love me

  • It sounds really good

  • Let's try another overdrive then

  • F*ckface

  • A classic TS9, this is made in Japan of course.

  • Yes

  • It's fine.

  • Breathe in ... breathe out ...

  • It's fine, I'm happy today.

  • I think, right away, this sounds more like on the album

  • because the album is kind of like ... Yeah, it's not really that tight sounding

  • I mean, it sounds tight altogether, but you know, the actual guitar sound is not super tight

  • It's ... this sounds more like what was used on the album

  • So, probably they used a classic overdrive pedal like the Tube Screamer or something like that into the amplifier.

  • Maybe less gain?

  • That's nice, I like that.

  • That sounds killer.

  • Which sounds best to boost? Green or red? You decide.

  • Okay, you decide, I'll wait.

  • The only problem I have with this guitar is that the volume knob is so close to my hand

  • So, whatever I do I'm always kind of like ...

  • like this on the volume knob

  • and you know, when it's there I kind of like ...

  • I want to try and see if I can turn it all the way up all the time, so I'm not like

  • That's kind of cool though, I can do that.

  • Which I don't really necessarily need

  • Like, it sounds really good, I think there's too much gain going on

  • and usually when you mic something up, when you mic up a cabinet, and you listen to it afterwards

  • you will hear that you were using too much gain

  • but it's not as prominent when you sit next to the amp and play, it just sounds super awesome. So ...

  • Usually, when you record something for an album, you don't have to use as much gain as you think maybe

  • But I mean, just sitting playing with the amp like this, you know, you just gain it all up

  • Okay, let's try the Horizon Devices Precision Drive

  • Yeah, I think that out of these overdrive pedals

  • I definitely think that the Ibanez Tube Screamer is more true to the actual Gojira album tone to be honest

  • And yeah, there you have it.

  • It was a lot of fun this video, in the end, after all the problems I had

  • And obviously, as always, my picking technique is shining through all of this gear

  • So whatever I do and try to ...

  • You know, I will never be able to exactly replicate any band or artist as long as I sound like myself

  • But I'm still getting, you know, the good vibe here, from the Gojira vibe I would say

  • Guys, thank you so much for watching this video.

  • If you liked it, please subscribe to my channel and give me suggestions of other artists to do a video like this for

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  • Click it, okay? And like this video. Thank you so much guys, see you next time.

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GOJIRA GUITAR TONE & GEAR - Charvel Guitars, Peavey 5150

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    Ricky RaceStart posted on 2021/02/25
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