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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need more 80's!

Hey gang, i'm looking to pick up some new gear. I'm trying to get that 80's rock tone that made Lynch and Demartini famous. I know a lot of it comes from them personally, however, it doesn't all come from the fingers. I'm basically looking for the icing on the cake as my gear is fairly solid. I need some pedals yo.

My main axe is a Fede PMC Jem with a Dimarzio SD in the bridge and an Evo in the neck. I couldn't be happier with this pickup combination. I also have an LNG, but it doesn't see much play time. I have a JCM-1 on a lead 12 1x10 cabinet. I have a great tone as it is, i'm just looking to take it over the top. I took a MXR Dyna-comp on trade a couple days ago and I really like it. It gives a little bit more of that definable chunk to the low end . I have it set low enough to where I still get to keep my dynamics. I'm looking for a delay and maybe a reverb pedal, but i'm open to other suggestions as well.

Here's what i'm going for:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9FQTcB1Rag
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Lynch used a flanger on almost all of the ULAK album tracks.
His tone, like Warren's changed from album to album--so thanks for being specific with that link...lol.
On the ULAK album, George used a Marshall Plexi and JCM800.
He also used a variety of effect--including a TS808 and longer.
You can get pretty close to that sound without the same gear.
That flanger is the secret ingredient, though.
Listen to all tracks and you'll notice it.
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Half the battle is growing your hair long, getting a perm and some red leather pants.

Just kidding!

Some of the best 80s tones I've ever heard came from the ADA MP-1 Preamp.
Cavin X-100B Heads are great too!

Like Abat said, Flanger for the Dokken thing.
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Another 80s stalwart was the Boss Super Overdrive used as a boost pedal.
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Man, I think the big thing back then was good distortion, which you have covered, but I also think if you look at most of the stuff back then (I lived back then and saw it all..lol) was that they had a big sound with lot's of cool delay and a little chorus maybe, but for sure delay and reverb. Just a little goes a long way. Also, a good flanger from time to time will give you the old EVH sound as well, but I think you can go a long way with the right distortions for just jamming and then with lead you need that big Delay and Reverb sound. They used a lot of rack effects of course, but now we can get those same sounds in cool pedals.. I'm just not sure they're that cool. The 80's were just a magical time! :-)
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Half the battle is growing your hair long, getting a perm and some red leather pants.

Just kidding!

Some of the best 80s tones I've ever heard came from the ADA MP-1 Preamp.
Cavin X-100B Heads are great too!

Like Abat said, Flanger for the Dokken thing.

Lol.....at least you did't post that pic again.
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This will help a bit, but doesn't go into the complete setup--read mwagener's post. He was the producer of the early Dokken albums:

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/high-...ynch-tone.html

I also remember a Boss SD-1 mentioned by George back in 87.
I asked him what pedals he used on the last album, ULAK--he mentioned the SD-1 and a Boss flanger among others.

Also told me what happened to the Kramer Baretta--the one with the skull and rose that got hacked up. He said, "That's what happens when you mix ludes and power tools".....lol.
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Does anyone have any experience with the new TC electronics flashback x4 or Gilberts airplane flanger?

Hahaha George is a character. He's actually handcarving guitars now and selling them I believe.
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Both of those pedals are awesome. I've reviewed the AF2, and wish I owned one, the X4 I do own (TC sent me one to review, will get onto reviewing it soon), and its brilliant too. Very large though.
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Does anyone have any experience with the new TC electronics flashback x4 or Gilberts airplane flanger?

Hahaha George is a character. He's actually handcarving guitars now and selling them I believe.
Yes--Mr Scary Guitars.
ESP sends him the parts to get creative with.
I think they look cool as Hell, but expensive.

Still would be cool to have an axe that George carved up.

http://mrscaryguitars.com/

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Yes--Mr Scary Guitars.
ESP sends him the parts to get creative with.
I think they look cool as Hell, but expensive.

Still would be cool to have an axe that George carved up.

http://mrscaryguitars.com/
I heard he actually goes out and wonders around the desert looking for animal parts haha.
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I heard he actually goes out and wonders around the desert looking for animal parts haha.
I think he actually does!
If I get my callback from him next week--I'll ask.
Will also find out exactly what he used on ULAK, since it's been decades....
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I thought I heard something about him using some of the solid state randalls back in the day, but maybe I miss heard.
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I thought I heard something about him using some of the solid state randalls back in the day, but maybe I miss heard.
He did use Randalls around the Tooth and Nail days along with the Marshalls, but I don't remember if they were SS.
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CALL BACK!? If you remember, ask him what he really thinks about Keeley's GL Time Machine Boost for me. He doesn't have one on his current board and I wonder if there's a reason for that...
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