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Burbster's picture
Apr 2006
10 years ago

the other day I was listening to "To Mega Therion" and I wondering how they get that kind of tone. Kind of a fat, grinding, snarling tone.

greekbastard's picture
AZ
Aug 2005
3 years ago

Originally posted by Burbster
the other day I was listening to "To Mega Therion" and I wondering how they get that kind of tone. Kind of a fat, grinding, snarling tone.

Ditto. Love the tone on Emperor's Return especially. I heard they're touring the states this fall.

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Guitars:1978 Gibson RD Artist, 1981 Gibson Exlorer E/2, Ibanez DT-350, 1976 Ibanez Super 70's Goldtop LP, Two Ibanez Phil Collen X-Series Destroyers (Black and Blueburst), Electra Omega X230 & Electra MPC X310

Amp: Sunn Beta Lead, Mesa Boogie Mark IV

Cab: Sunn 610L (1 Silverface/1 Black)

Immortal_rites's picture
Willington, Derby, U.K
Feb 2005
9 years ago

**** all info as such, but yes, EmpEroR are touring, and playing wacken ^-^ and inferno.

uhm...for that tone, I've always wanted to know as well...lots of use of JCM 8/900 and Mesa Dual/Triple Rec. amps in Black metal, only really delay if any effects...uh...1349 use Crate Blue Voodoo and Peavey XXX amps, Dimmu use ENGL, Gorgoroth use Mesa...but I'm not sure about CF or Emperor...Samoth uses ENGL with Zyklon though

hope this scrambled mess helped

Jackson RR5
Moser V
Dean BlackGold V
ESP LTD M-350

Line 6 HD147+FBV
Marshall 1960A

...yes, knave, I am in a power metal band

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Originally posted by teleman
in case a burglar comes in the middle of the night.

Good choice going with the Boss. An EH pedal would probably just scratch the guy.

Your life can depend upon a Boss.

Quote:

Originally posted by gollywog
blood will flow unless the colouring ceases.

Burbster's picture
Apr 2006
10 years ago

can anyone offer any more enlightenment?

malcom's picture
Broadripple Village
Nov 2002
7 months ago

Emper

'm not sure about CF or Emperor...Samoth uses ENGL with Zyklon though

Emperor was Jackson Guitars into ADA and Digitech preamps with Marshall power amps.

"I've always wanted to be known as a guy who plays Teles, to me it's like the difference between 'do you own a motorcycle' and 'do you own a Harley.'"- G.E. Smith

"If you can't deliver it like a garage band, **** it."- Mark E. Smith

Immortal_rites's picture
Willington, Derby, U.K
Feb 2005
9 years ago

the 2120 or whatever...

...wow, thanks...

...although Ihsahn had a Bich and Samoth an Ironbird as well

Jackson RR5
Moser V
Dean BlackGold V
ESP LTD M-350

Line 6 HD147+FBV
Marshall 1960A

...yes, knave, I am in a power metal band

Quote:

Originally posted by teleman
in case a burglar comes in the middle of the night.

Good choice going with the Boss. An EH pedal would probably just scratch the guy.

Your life can depend upon a Boss.

Quote:

Originally posted by gollywog
blood will flow unless the colouring ceases.

michael-callari's picture
May 2005
5 years ago

I can get a good Celtic Frost tone out of my amp.

p4vl's picture
May 2006
10 years ago

There's a picture of Tom Warrior in the Hellhammer days standing in front of a bunch of Marshalls, and they didn't really change their tone when they changed their name. The Iceman that he used probably had a Super Distortion in the bridge, considering that it was the early 80's. They had a nice 'marshall mudslide' sound, though it was a bit generic.

ishoulddie's picture
Portland, OR
Feb 2005
4 years ago

from http://www.celticfrost.com:

"I recorded all rhythm guitars for 'To Mega Therion' using my then standard rhythm guitar, a black Ibanez Iceman 50BK, the most simple and spartan version of the Iceman series but to me by far the best sounding of all Icemans for this kind of music. My leads were recorded using an Ibanez RR250 sharkfin.

"I mainly used the RR250 because it had a tremolo unit and the Iceman didn't. Other than that, I found the RR250's sound too thin for rhythm guitar recordings and thus never used it again after these sessions (in fact, I sold it).

"All pick-ups and accessories were standard factory issue.

"As far as amplification is concerned, I have used Marshall JCM800 stacks ever since the second half of Hellhammer's existence, and even though I have tried (and recorded) countless other amps over the years, I find the JCM800 to be superior to anything else when it comes to sheer brutality. I still used a JCM800 stack and an Iceman for almost all rhythm parts for the new album.

"For distortion I use an Ibanez tube screamer and the Marshall's distortion." - Tom Gabriel Fischer

ilovemyLTD's picture
Duranbah, NSW, Australia
Mar 2005
9 years ago

Originally posted by ishoulddie
from http://www.celticfrost.com:

"I recorded all rhythm guitars for 'To Mega Therion' using my then standard rhythm guitar, a black Ibanez Iceman 50BK, the most simple and spartan version of the Iceman series but to me by far the best sounding of all Icemans for this kind of music. My leads were recorded using an Ibanez RR250 sharkfin.

"I mainly used the RR250 because it had a tremolo unit and the Iceman didn't. Other than that, I found the RR250's sound too thin for rhythm guitar recordings and thus never used it again after these sessions (in fact, I sold it).

"All pick-ups and accessories were standard factory issue.

"As far as amplification is concerned, I have used Marshall JCM800 stacks ever since the second half of Hellhammer's existence, and even though I have tried (and recorded) countless other amps over the years, I find the JCM800 to be superior to anything else when it comes to sheer brutality. I still used a JCM800 stack and an Iceman for almost all rhythm parts for the new album.

"For distortion I use an Ibanez tube screamer and the Marshall's distortion." - Tom Gabriel Fischer

That's a pretty damn comprehensive answer for a first post! Good one!