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How to make your guitar sound like a cello

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by Mooncat84, Dec 7, 2020.

  1. Mooncat84

    Mooncat84 TDPRI Member

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    Fun video on how to make your guitar sound like a cello, featuring all pedals and settings used. Even if you're not interested check out the first 20 seconds, it's a pretty cool impression!

     
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  2. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Poster Extraordinaire

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    I thought all you had to do was sing, “Cello, Cello, Cello, Cello, Cello, Cello, Cello, Cello…”

     
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    One word

    E-Bow!

    or......is that two

    Also as the curmudgeon I am I have to think...why?
     
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    The only problem is it sounds like a terrible scratchy cello player.
    I'd rather turn the MIC channel of a 5E3 Deluxe all the way up.
    Enough sag so you barely hear the pick attack, then plenty of bloom and sustain...very cello-like.
     
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  5. JJLC

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    when I was 11 years of age I began to learn cello, and I played cello from age 11, to age 15.
    The last two years of those four years, I played 1st chair cello in an 85 piece orchestra.
    Whatever that jack ass in the video is doing sounds nothing like a cello but then I am biased.
    Maybe he should stick to delusions & to fakery?
    YMMV ................
     
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    I guess it's the alternative to buying an e-bow. Or a cello! :p
     
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    Jackass seems a little strong for a stranger on the internet who's only posting a video for a bit of fun?
     
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    when I was 9 years of age my parents sent me to a 'guitar instructor' that was actually a cellist in our town's orchestra. I wasn't interested in the guitar method I was being instructed to play guitar so, after a full year I gave up on guitar. It was boring as crap. A year later I discovered the cello, by accident, in a sixth grade class offering. It was a musical epiphany for me. After four years of cello I got bored with that, and have been on guitar ever since. The world is a strange place. The guitar rocks; cello, not so much. Fake cello sucks even more ..................
     
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    Why would you want to make your guitar sound like a cello when you can sound like this..

     
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    if my guitars sounded like that I would literally be burning about 40 guitars, and about 30 hard cases :D
     
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    Lol that is a crazy sounding pedal! Duet between it and cello?
     
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    if you can figure out how to set it. maybe not cello exactly, but bowed instrument
     
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    I direct your attention to setting #2, cello.[​IMG]
     
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    Or just play the cello. ;)
     
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    Interesting pedal! Since posting this video in a few places it seems like there's a bunch of completely different ways to get the sound, very cool!
     
  16. Mooncat84

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    Lol I think my way is more suitable for my needs :p Plus I'm not sure I'd get a cello in my car along with the other gear lol.
     
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    I did this about 5 years ago but just with a touch of reverb, no other effects.

    Hammer-ons with vibrato, and then volume swells:



     
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    That's your opinion, fine, but "jackass" and "sticking to delusions & fakery" sound pretty strong. And when I write strong I mean snobby and rude.
     
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    I tried the E-Bow in the late 90s for the first time - it was destroyed when we had a fire in our rehearsal room (luckily we had our amps and instruments already token out for a gig).
    I tried it out again around 2014, sadly it broke apart when I dropped it on a concrete floor.
    Anyway, I love it, but I could never control it enough for using it live on stage.
     
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