View Full Version : Guitar in Obscured


Liandrin
03-29-2010, 10:11 PM
Does anyone know what equipment was used to get the guitar tone in Obscured? Is that a steel guitar or is it a regular electric with some king of effects on it?

I'm referring to the echoey, electric guitar, not the acoustic stuff.

Thanks!

slunken
03-30-2010, 07:14 AM
king of effects

Jesus Cambodia
03-30-2010, 07:26 AM
oh yeah I play with that setup routinely when I jam with my band 'The Arcade Fire". Maybe you've heard of them. We take a '72 strat and run it through a vintage Peavey kick-amp saddled with a '77 phaser modulator rigged in series with a shit-kickin' beltway overloop dubber. Then we run it all through a yamaha sr-71, and finally, in a bit of unorthodox guitar wizardry, we take the echo to unprecedented levels by playing with the max echo setting in a cave. I'm not gonna say this is EXACTLY how Corgan made the sound, all I know is that is sounds an awful lot like it the way we do it.

cork_soaker
03-30-2010, 08:44 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/STSCPanel.jpg

Jesus Cambodia
03-30-2010, 08:49 AM
Conspiracy alert!! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that stars would be visible like that in such close proximity to the Earth.

slunken
03-30-2010, 09:23 AM
I wish the inside of my car looked like that.

redbreegull
03-30-2010, 11:53 AM
Conspiracy alert!! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that stars would be visible like that in such close proximity to the Earth.

I have no idea if this is correct, but in middle school a science teacher told me that in space you would be able to see stars even in close proximity to another bright object, but a camera is incapable of capturing both the stars in the background and the object in the foreground.

Slurpee
03-30-2010, 01:02 PM
I have no idea if this is correct, but in middle school a science teacher told me that in space you would be able to see stars even in close proximity to another bright object, but a camera is incapable of capturing both the stars in the background and the object in the foreground.

And remember, middle school science teachers are right 100% of the time, especially if you're remembering what they said 10 years ago.

redbull
03-30-2010, 03:08 PM
i always though it was e-bow on a lower string, no?

redbreegull
03-30-2010, 04:00 PM
And remember, middle school science teachers are right 100% of the time, especially if you're remembering what they said 10 years ago.

Hey retard, notice I prefaced the statement with "I HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS IS CORRECT."

soniclovenoize
03-30-2010, 04:07 PM
i always though it was e-bow on a lower string, no?

Well, the end part is a few layers of ebow. I assume this guy means James' (if it even is James) lead guitar part. It sounds like electric guitar with some stereo delay on it. Not a lap steel.

silverstrat
03-31-2010, 01:43 AM
The effect you're looking for is called talent.

Starla
03-31-2010, 01:52 AM
it was a steel guitar. yes, a steel guitar.

redbreegull
03-31-2010, 01:06 PM
The effect you're looking for is called talent.

it's been missing from Billy's rig for some time

T&T
03-31-2010, 01:35 PM
it's been missing from Billy's rig for some time

sometimes you just outgrow some effects and decide to sell them

IWishIWasBlank
04-02-2010, 10:34 PM
For cheap tabloid appearances.

aztec litany service
03-23-2012, 12:36 PM
prolly just one of bill's strats, possibly a tele [the center one in the chorus sounds les paul-ish, but i dunno]
there seems to be at least 3 or 4 electric tracks
at times the bended notes have a 'steel guitar' type sound but i think it's prolly just bill bending notes on an electric w/ a lot of reverb

i'd like to know what verb they used too actually. obscured has always been a fav of mine.