April 27th, 2011, 04:38 PM
From a few live videos, they use a Strat, but what pedal do you think the lead guitarist is using? He has such an awesome tone. I didn't know where to post this, since I'm sure the amp plays a major role too, but any ideas on this tone?
April 27th, 2011, 04:58 PM
For those 2 songs he's playing a Strat, and in concert Kurt Alison uses a Strat, a Nashville Tele tuned a half step down (Hicktown, She's Country, etc) and a couple PRS guitars. I know Kurt also uses a Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special amp, and as for pedals, I think he has a modded Tubescreamer on his board, but I haven't read much else about his pedals.
I love his tone, too, and after listening through the My Kinda Party album, I was completely blown away by how sweet it was.
April 27th, 2011, 07:15 PM
We've added "My Kind of Party" to the set list so I've been looking at this as well.
I the video for the song it looks like he's playing an PRS with EVH looking strips on it! I've played it with a Wolfgang and it sounds great on the song, but my Epi LP will do it too. Anything with some good Humbuckers and a nice overdriven amp is going to be in the ball park - IMHO.
April 27th, 2011, 10:48 PM
I only like a few Aldean songs, but I've been listening to the ones I don't like with a new ear, and that tone is awesome. I just tried my Oscar Schmidt 335 copy and a DS1 with the gain on zero and I got pretty close. I hope Aldean doesn't change guitarists anytime soon
April 28th, 2011, 09:34 AM
I see a lotta guitarists covering "My Kinda Party" make one mistake: they don't capo I and let the high E (now F because of the capo) string ring throughout the intro. That extra tension can take the amp and bring out the overdrive tone and make the whole thing sound huge, and opposed to just picking the individual notes.
I play this (relative to capo):
instead of this, which is what I see all the other guitarists in my area doing (no capo):
I noticed that on Jimmy Kimmel, Kurt Alison just played the lead on a single string, not like what I'm hearing on the recorded version. But when you already have tone the huge and vibrato that sweet, you can play it however you want, really!