Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 

Reply to topic
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:27 pm
Posts: 384
Location: Canada
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?
Paths [Atmospheric Black Metal] -New album out now on Bindrune Recordings, featuring Austin Lunn of Panopticon on drums.
https://bindrunerecordings.bandcamp.com ... ought-lost

Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 8028
Location: Lifeless shadows
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
"A glimpse of light is all that it takes to illuminate the darkness."
Guitarist/vocalist in Illusions Dead - death/black metal
Vocalist in Gloaming - vile, crawling death/doom metal

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum

Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group