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radioradio's picture
Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 2003
11 years ago

what kind of pedal can give me a good radiohead distortion(ex. creep, the bends etc.)

i know they use marshall shredmasters, but i heard theirs were modded.

is there any other pedal that can give me this type of distortion?

thanks a lot.

p.s. the amp i will be using is a vox ac30tbx

Welladjusted's picture
Hamilton, Ontario
Sep 2002
9 months ago

hmm...
try the newer marshall jackhammer. from what i understand, it's a revamped shredmaster. with some tweaking it should get you into "the bends" territory

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magikker's picture
Jan 2004
8 years ago

I am not interested in sounding like radiohead but I am interested in one thing. The Kackink! Kackink! sound in creep before the distortion really comes in... It is Jonny greenwood doing something with his guitar... I think that is the sickest sound I have ever heard. If anyone knows how to make that sound I would loke to know so I could blow my metal loving friends out of the water.

'62 P-Bass reissue -> Ampeg B100R
Homemade guitar-> Pro junior

guitardude5489's picture
Chicago...
Apr 2003
5 years ago

Originally posted by radioradio
what kind of pedal can give me a good radiohead distortion(ex. creep, the bends etc.)

i know they use marshall shredmasters, but i heard theirs were modded.

is there any other pedal that can give me this type of distortion?

thanks a lot.

p.s. the amp i will be using is a vox ac30tbx

yes jonnys is modded, i think its modded for twice the normal gain, but i ahev a shredmaster i think it has plenty of gain a power to produce radiohead distortion, i use a twin reverb and it can get bends sounds and pretty all of thier album sounds...

WANTED!

Akai E2 Headrush
EHX Graphic Fuzz

guitardude5489's picture
Chicago...
Apr 2003
5 years ago

Originally posted by magikker
I am not interested in sounding like radiohead but I am interested in one thing. The Kackink! Kackink! sound in creep before the distortion really comes in... It is Jonny greenwood doing something with his guitar... I think that is the sickest sound I have ever heard. If anyone knows how to make that sound I would loke to know so I could blow my metal loving friends out of the water.

that sound isnt anything special, all it is is jonny palm muting all of the string at the top of the nexk and struming them super hard...

WANTED!

Akai E2 Headrush
EHX Graphic Fuzz

steers_b-c's picture
georgetown/austin, tx
Sep 2003
10 years ago

as seen on the low (great freaking band) webpage:

"For instance, while Johnny plays some stuff using effects on a laptop and expensive hand-built analog modular synth filters, he also gets his famous crunchy guitar sound from a small solid-state practice amp and a cheap distortion pedal - yes, the world famous "KA-CHUNK" on "Creep" can be yours at the local pawn shop, not the fancy vintage, expensive, tone-guru equipment boutique. "

there ya go.

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magikker's picture
Jan 2004
8 years ago

Thanks.. I guess I need to find a super gain pedal, and pull that old frontman out of the closet.

'62 P-Bass reissue -> Ampeg B100R
Homemade guitar-> Pro junior

JupiterKhi's picture
orange county, ca
Aug 2003
10 years ago

dont forget they use rats!

Fender American telecaster>MXR dyna comp>Boss tu-2>Proco Rat2>Boss Ge7>EHX Small Stone>Boss DD6>Yamaha MagicStomp>EHX DMM>Voodoolabs Tremolo>Boss dd-20>Roldand Space Echo>(all in krok feedback loop)Ernie Ball volume pedal>Vox ac-30tbx

other stuff:
Ebow
MicroKorg synth

acoustic:
Tacoma D38
Ovation Celeb.
still not enough

monkeyspunky's picture
London, UK
Dec 2002
4 years ago

rats sound similar to the shred to me- certain the keeley one does

Wampler Clean Buffer
EHX HOG (True Bypass Loop)
Line 6 FM4 Filter Modeller
Lovetone Meatball
MXR Distortion + (1977 - True Bypass Mod)
PROCO RAT 2 (Keeley)
Radial Tonebone Hot British
Lovetone Big Cheese
Zvex Mastotron
Zvex Super Duper 2 in 1
Hilton Volume Pedal (to Boss TU2)
True Bypass Strip
Boss CE2 (1978 MIJ)
MXR Carbon Copy
Boss DD3
EHX 2880
Line 6 DL4
Boss DD-20
Eventide Timefactor
Boss RV3

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kerb_2's picture
Burnley/Leeds UK
Jan 2004
10 years ago

The settings on the Shredmaster are all important!

Full Volume

No bass

Contour nearly all the way round (backed off just a little)

Full treble

Full Gain

Johnny also uses quite thin picks (Dunlop Nylon .66s I think) so that's why he gets away with bashing the hell out of the strings. I agree that an unmodded Shredmaster can sound very much like Johnny. The most overlooked part is the fact he uses dual red lace sensors in the bridge which makes a hell of a difference as they are stupidly high gain.

err what was the question again? :rolleyes:

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BOSS HM-2 £25
Brian's Letter Opener DOD440 clone £80
BOSS DD-3 (early Japan DD-2 layout) £60
Electroharmonix NYC Big Muff £40

Guitars
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Epiphone8's picture
Scotland
Dec 2002
7 years ago

yuo can get the tone out the shredmaster easily

jonny's tone is all about his guitar tho. fender telecaster plus which has dual red fender lace sensors at the bridge and a blue lace sensor at the neck. i have both this guitar (which is a pretty rare thing to find these days, although jons has the cut off switch added) and the shredmaster and can get all his distortion sounds easily.

the crucnchy sound is not a cheap distortion, but definetley a shredmaster. its all about the pick ups as the fender lace sensors have a huge gain, and the dual red sensors forming a humbucker is a distortion from hell!

the big osund in creep is muting all the strings at the first fret and whacking them hard as hell.

a jackhammer will get you close on the o/d setting, but the dist setting is useless. thats why i sold mine. a marshall amp can get you a simliar sound to a shredmaster, but wont give you the sustain of a shredmaster and is slightly more 'fizzier'

rats are used by thom and ed, i dont think jon used one but could be wrong.

jon also uses a fender twin reverb for all his dirty sounds and a vox for his clean sound (i think if memeory serves). its very difficult to get the exact sound without having the same gear.

Rig:

Fender Telecaster Plus USA with Red and Blue Lace Sensors, Fender Stratocaster USA 1997 Ltd Edition, 1960's Epiphone ******

Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Marshall Shredmaster
EMMA ReezaFRATzitz
Keely Blues Driver BD-2
SPF Ego Booster
Sniper Mod Boss EQ
Boss CH-1
Boss DD-3
Line 6 DL-4
EHX Holy Grail
Korg Rack Tuner

plus a few glass and metal slides.

Marshall JMP 1978 Master Lead Series Head, Marshall 1960 Vintage Cab

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MXR Phase 90 (original), Akai Headrush, BK Butler Tube Driver, Marshall Major, Vox AC30, DAM Ramhead Big Muff....and a job!!!

Other stuff not being used -
Boss SD-1
Digitech Whammy

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