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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

Any idea what he used on the Extreme albums? His tone is nuts.
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

from what I remember it was his original setup in the early 90's was:

ADA MP-1 tube preamps
ADA power amps
Roland ME-5 or 6
old Ampeg V4 cabs

then switch cab's
Marshalls & Custom Cabinets loaded with 25 Watt Celestion Speakers

he had other Boss Pedal effects later also, he also tried Mesa Boogie for a brief time too.
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

I've heard rumours he actually recorded a lot with a medium wattage Soldano.

On the 4th album I think he used an old Fender Vibroverb, a 63 if I recall correctly.
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

He did, and he got a great sound outta the Vibroverb.

bluealien is also correct. Of course, a significant part of his sound is the Bill Lawrence pickup too.
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

he was using the h&k triamp, too. alot of what we know was the mp-1, tho.


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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

The Vibroverb was on Waiting for the Punchline, you can really tell it.

The first disc was a JMP Master Volume.

Pornograffitti was an ADA MP-1 through an old MacIntosh (not the computer people) tube power amp, he used ADA power amps live. It also had some of the Marshall too.

I'm pretty sure III Sides had the ADA, Marshall, and a Soldano SLO on it too.

These days he pretty much uses Marshall, he also endorses the H&K Triamp, but in the clips I've seen of him, there are Marshalls behind him.

Oh yeah, you have to have an old Rat pedal for his tone, it's pretty much always on, more as a tone filter than a distortion box, I think the distortion is set pretty low.

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Of course, a significant part of his sound is the Bill Lawrence pickup too.
The Bill and Becky ones are the ones to get, that's what's in his main N4. Washburn uses the Bill Lawrence USA pickups in the guitars, probably because they are cheaper and quicker to get, but that's not the tone.
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

ADA is what I remember.

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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

From what I remember, the ADA was mostly a "live" tool. I remember reading that the first album was a Marshall, the second many believed to be MESA BOOGIE (although it sounds like the ADA the most of any album), and III sides, all rhythms are a Soldano,,,,I think leads on that album were some H&K amp. This info on III sides was right in a magazine interview. Punchline was the Fender. I also agree that the Bill Lawrence pickup is kinda unique,,,I have one in my N4, and it definitely has that Nuno vibe. Not that I sound like him with that guitar......he is one naturally, unbelievably talented guitarist. He's in a league with EVH, Vai, Yngwie.......just naturally, effortlessly amazing.
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

Think he used Mesas...
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Pornograffiti has the best guitar sound of all their albums.And also happens to be the best guitar album of all time,according to me!
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if i recall correctly, the first album was a mix of a marshall and a laney. one of the best sounds imo. much fuller than pornographitti. especially the leads.
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I've heard rumours he actually recorded a lot with a medium wattage Soldano.

On the 4th album I think he used an old Fender Vibroverb, a 63 if I recall correctly.
that "rumour" was about the 60watt soldano one channel head....but sorry, i hadn't been there
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

whats Nuno working on these days, last thing i remember was the schitzo album from 97, he done anything since?
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whats Nuno working on these days, last thing i remember was the schitzo album from 97, he done anything since?
He did Satalite Party and Population 1 which is now called Dramagods,check out their myspace page.The music is really cool,it's not in your face guitar playing but still rocks
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Re: Nuno Bettencourt Amps?

I heard the III Sides album was that BOSS ME-5 straight to the board...
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