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Matt Opus
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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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Steve-0
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I think he's just scratching the strings with a pick.

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

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


   
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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.

i dont know how many grapevines that has come through though

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Wes Inman
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I have heard that he has been known to rub an Allen Wrench over the strings. No joke.

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RollnROCK89
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I've heard that he rubs his strings against the pickups, altho thad seem kinda hard to do, so dunno.

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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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argus
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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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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.

Yeah I think that was in a guitar magizine I saw once... :D

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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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U2Bono269
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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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