Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

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    ssuhoops1 New Member

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    Anyone have any setting tips for a Dsl40c for this tune or pedal suggestions?
     
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    Vol 3-4, Red 1, gain 3-4, treb 5-6, mid 5-6, bass 4, Pres 5, Res 5, Rev 6 playing Gibson LP DC straight in on neck pup and use volume and tone knobs accordingly. Sometimes adding Chorus. YMMV
     
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    She rocked it
     
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    I think brian may used a dsl on that recording. Or maybe it was a tsl. Or maybe not.
     
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    Just curious but where do you get this from? I always understood it was the VOX and secret "ju-ju"" that he dialed in. I did not know he used dsl or tsl amps......kuel!
     
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    DSL/TSL on a record that was released in 1975????????
     
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    He used and still uses Vox AC30s.
     
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    Some folks need a sarcasm adjustment.
     
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    Every guitar tone you hear on a record since 1963 has been post processed and this song is no exception. What you think sounds like that song alone at home will not sound good in a band mix because it will get lost behind the cymbals and keys. That being said I found the dsl has three tones - Clean, crunch and over saturated. Your guitar volume and tone pots are what will fine tune those three tones. BM used vox ac30's which are british toned so you are close. I suggest you find a tone that cuts through the mix at 2/3 guitar vol, has the reserve sustain/volume for the heavy riff part after the solo and an Eq for the mid boost solo part. The end has some sort of octaver. I have seen The Nerds in NJ cover this tune since 1990 and he plugged into a Marshall 1/12 tube combo with a Rat to push it. It sounded great live.
     
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    Yes there are multi layered guitar parts. Yes he has a very unique way of setting up his amps for that massive sound.
    A little of this here and a little of that there but if you want a good core tone to build on just get this.
    Queen in a box
    https://www.catalinbread.com/shop-index.php?category=all&product=galileo
    It's a treble booster into an AC30 type circuit.
     
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    Please provide details, as what you suggest is basically impossible.
     
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    Brian May=Vox AC30 tone controls bypassed-homemade "Deca amp"boosted into input and amp Cranked.DSL wont get there,wrong power tubes EL34 vs EL84.
     
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    Also when layering guitar tracks he always used different pickup settings and of course out of phase sounds. This might be more important than the actual amp or the amp settings. When playing live and/or alone you have to have a wet/dry/wet setup with some delay and harmonizer to get halfway there. A G Major 2 works just fine.
    Most impressive about this particular solo is the vibrato on the bended notes. I'm not able to do it, no matter how hard I try. So yeah, he uses very special equipment, very sophisticated studio work and very clever note choices but most of all he is a really gifted player. Lot's of feeling in this solo.
     
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    Yeah.... I'm sure there was lots of processing.... but for those who cant have multiple guitar players join in with onstage, you can always do as the man him self does, use 3 AC30s in wet/dry/wet... or failing that, cos it's an expensive do, an AC15 with some pedals will probably sound pretty much the same(as if anyone else in the room could tell, or care!)

    Don't have a vox AC15 and want the sound, or similar, on the DSL?... well that's what the OP is here to find out...
     
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    Bet we can find some settings....
     
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    I understand that. The OP also asked for pedal suggestions. The G Major 2, though not a pedal, would be my suggestion. It goes for less than € 300 new. Throw it in the loop.
     
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    And how much does BM's hand built guitar, wiring and pu choice contribute to his "signature sound"?
     
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    My pedal suggestion is the Digitech Brian May Red Special. I owned one and it was pretty good.
     

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