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mike40k
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:31 pm 
 

I've noticed that the albums that came out of Abyss Studios in the late 90's and early 2000's have a very distinct guitar tone. Albums like The Avenger, Mardraum, and At the Heart of Winter all have that massive tone. I'm curious if anyone knows what Peter used to get that sound?
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:27 am 
 

I think the canon is that he blended something from a SansAmp PSA preamp with a Dual Rectifier or similar. The details are less definite, such as what amp Tägtgren used in conjunction with the preamp, and what kind of cab and mic setup there was, but it's the consensus that SansAmp was in the centre of it. Apparently, it can give that weird, scratchy tone that is probably responsible for the signature treble grit of those Abyss records. Blended with something like a Peavey 5150 or a Dual Rectifier, you can probably get a reasonably good sound out of it.

My subjective experience is that a Marshall 8100 Valvestate and a 1960 cab (Celestion G12T-75) can get you in the approximate territory, especially with a guitar that has bright-sounding humbuckers, or 1k pots.

It's not a sound I enjoy very much, myself. :D
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