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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question on Satch's Not of This Earth Album:

For those that know the song "Driving At Night" (Track # 7), if you know could you please tell me what effect(s) are being used for the spot in the song at ~ 1:58 thru 2:03? (the entire sequence I believe starts around ~1:48, but sounds especially cool starting around 1:58-1:59).

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Re: Question on Satch's Not of This Earth Album:

Main thing he does is wammys a chord creating that outta tune effect. Fret and pluck two stings then go nuts on the wammy and you will see what I mean.
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Re: Question on Satch's Not of This Earth Album:

By "whammy" are you refering to the tremolo bar on the guitar, or a Whammy effects pedal?

You should listen to the exact spot I'm talking about in the song. There has to be more to it than JUST using the bar... maybe a unique pick scraping technique? *shrug*

It really sounds to me like several things are being done there.
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Re: Question on Satch's Not of This Earth Album:

I think it's just natural harmonics using the bar - as you drop/raise the bar they detune differently and it's that and the distortion that makes that warbling sound. The one at the 1:58 point is specifically the fifth fret harmonic on the G and the seventh fret harmonic on the B - play them together and pull up on the bar and you get that "elephant trumpet" noise. Steve Vai did much the same trick in Erotic Nightmares on Passion and Warfare.
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I think it's just natural harmonics using the bar - as you drop/raise the bar they detune differently and it's that and the distortion that makes that warbling sound. The one at the 1:58 point is specifically the fifth fret harmonic on the G and the seventh fret harmonic on the B - play them together and pull up on the bar and you get that "elephant trumpet" noise. Steve Vai did much the same trick in Erotic Nightmares on Passion and Warfare.
I concur
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Re: Question on Satch's Not of This Earth Album:

Yep that's it. He gets the same effect at the beginning of "I Am Become Death"
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Re: Question on Satch's Not of This Earth Album:

Thanks guys!

I'm still a noob so some of these concepts are still difficult for me to grasp.
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btw no whammy pedal existed back in '86
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