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John Frusciante's tone on this guitar solo.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by _MementoMori_, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. _MementoMori_

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    I'm obsessed with it and have been for years. His attack is non-existent. It's like a solo being played by butterflies landing on the strings. If you don't want to listen to the entire song (which is wonderful), the solo starts at 2:57.

     
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    That's my favorite song off that album, there's a live version on youtube but he just hums the solo I was little bummed about that.
     
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    The Best Compression is the kind you can't hear.

    Beautiful work.
     
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    Same. I tend to favor John's more ballad-esque songs on all of his releases. They're just so soulful.
     
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    I've transcribed lots of his stuff. A key to his sound is he tunes his guitar in a sort of just intonation style. The high E and B strings are ever so slightly flat, so that they sound a bit sweeter in chords. I don't own a guitar tuner, have actually never used a tuner, so I'm not sure about the cents amount etc.
     
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    This man sounds better out of tune than I'll ever sound in tune. There is no justice in the world. I love him dearly anyway though.
     
  7. Stanford Guitar

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    He's actually very much in tune in a relevant sense (most pianos are tuned this way as well). The song Scar Tissue is a good song to play around with your tuning to match his to get his sound. If you tune your guitar in a standard tuning, dig up the tabs for this song and play it....it will sound a bit off. Flatten the high E and B strings and you will start to sound more like the record.

     
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    Sounds like fingers (not a pick), a POG 2 or perhaps a BOSS Slow Gear to reduce the attack, a compressor to even out the response, and very mild tremolo to add dimension.
     
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    Great video.
     
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