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Post by Matt Opus » September 2nd, 2004, 2:35 am

Does anyone know how to Morello gets his guitar to sound like he is scratching on a set of decks? you know what effects technique. I'm pretty sure it's some type of phaser. anyway let me know please.

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Post by Steve-0 » September 2nd, 2004, 4:13 am

I think he's just scratching the strings with a pick.

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Post by Narn » September 2nd, 2004, 5:31 am

If he's scratching that much I think you can get cream for that sort of thing now. :lol:

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Post by dcarroll » September 2nd, 2004, 7:23 am

He is rubbing his hands across the strings right over the pickups while rapidly flipping his pickup selector switch. He has one pickup set to full volume and the other with no volume.


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Post by Pup » September 2nd, 2004, 12:20 pm

I get those scratching sounds by using a digatech metal master distortion pedal and with a pick.

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Post by bleaseyhighflyer » September 2nd, 2004, 1:27 pm

I once heard a rumor from a friend that he re built his guitar (a telecaster is it>) and "implanted" various pieces of equipment to achive different sounds. apparently he has different switches which can achieve this sounds.

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Post by Wes Inman » September 2nd, 2004, 9:06 pm

I have heard that he has been known to rub an Allen Wrench over the strings. No joke.
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Post by RollnROCK89 » September 2nd, 2004, 9:15 pm

I've heard that he rubs his strings against the pickups, altho thad seem kinda hard to do, so dunno.
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Post by sirN » September 2nd, 2004, 9:25 pm

I haven't heard it but could it be similar to what Van Halen does on 'Atomic Punk' by 'scratching' his hand across the strings and using an effect (maybe a flange)?
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Post by argus » September 3rd, 2004, 8:50 am

I heard that he rubbed his guitar against a turntable with an allen wrench and a bag of picks while standing on a giant distortion box made out of pickups.

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Post by Audioslaveaddict » September 3rd, 2004, 11:13 am

argus wrote:I heard that he rubbed his guitar against a turntable with an allen wrench and a bag of picks while standing on a giant distortion box made out of pickups.
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Post by greybeard » September 3rd, 2004, 11:40 am

Well, according to the Daily Star, he has an alien that he caught, when he was doing a concert at Area 51, that arranges all his special effects.

But, then again, an alien looks remarkably like a pick from 100 metres or so.
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Post by U2Bono269 » September 3rd, 2004, 12:06 pm

Actually, I think he has some sort of switch in the guitar that cuts signal to the amp. Then he rubs his hand on the strings right over the pickups while flipping the kill-switch rapidly. Don't forget your distortion. He used that on the DJ-scratch solo from Bulls On Parade and when they play Super Stupid (Maggot Brain) with Audioslave. And I think he did it with the solo for Calm Like A Bomb. When i saw Audioslave live in philly, i was standing only a few feet from him and i was trying to watch how he did it and that's what he did.

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