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Paul Gilbert twang on "Terrifying Guitar Trip"

Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:31 pm
by markelia
Anyone know how PG gets the ULTRA twangy sound on his white guitar (with the fringe), when he plays that country-sounding warm up lick on his Terrifying Guitar Trip video? I think maybe it's a "treble bleed" capacitor, but I'm not sure. Help!

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 6:32 am
by Plook
Just email him and ask him.

paulvsgodzilla@paulgilbert.com

He usually writes back. Just so long as you have a clear question.

Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 2:54 pm
by markelia
thanks, i will.

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:00 am
by EyE
Let us know what his answer is on the twangy sound. Got that tape too, would like to know :wink:

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:10 pm
by markelia
Dear Mr. Gilbert,

I'm a big fan. First, thanks for all the great music, and thanks for the hilarious and helpful Guitar World columns a few years back.

I'd like to know how you get that ultra-twangy sound out of your white fringe guitar on your Terrifying Guitar Trip video. It seems like you turn the volume down and the twang-factor goes off the scale! I did a little research and I'm thinking it might be a "treble bleed" capacitor, but I'm not sure. Help! Any info will be great.

Rock on,

Mark Elia
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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...AND THE REPLY FROM THE GOD OF HEAVY METAL, EL HEFE, HE-WHO-ROCKETH-ETERNAL, MAESTRO GRANDE, PABLO GILBERTO:
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Is that what those things are called?

Yes, there is a cap that's wired onto the volume
control to make it twangier as you turn it down.

Also, I use the 5 way switch to split the humbucker
and combine it with the middle single coil.

And I probably kicked on some sort of distortion pedal
in addition to the amp's distortion. The volume
control cleans up the sound, but the distortion brings
up the volume and makes it nice and sensitive.

Paul
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Three cheers for PG! I just bought a .005microfarad cap at Radio Shack, and I'm feelin the twang! I might get a slightly stronger one, just for twang overdose. :shock:

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:33 pm
by Plook
Just like I said.

Paul is the man, he's obviously not too busy for his fans which is totally cool.

It's funny how some guys distance themselves from their fans and others have almost direct contact. I guess most would do so if they weren't too busy.

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:28 am
by EyE
Thanks Paul!!! and also Markelia

Paul rules!!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:15 am
by Ricardo
If you ever visit or post a question on the Racerx board, www.racerxband.com , you might be surprised how often he and the vocalist (Jeff Martin) respond. Very inspiring group of guys.

Ricardo

Re: Paul Gilbert twang on "Terrifying Guitar Trip"

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:57 am
by makmak9
wow, good question man.
what value of Capacitor did he use?
and also is it just a capacitor or a combination of capacitor and resistor?

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Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:01 pm
by Scott Golbourne
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Ricardo
Thanks for the link!