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Old 06-30-2014, 01:39 PM   #1
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I need help. I simply can't nail the fly sound. I know a korg a3 is needed for the original sound but I just can't get the right sound.

I use an overdrive, a distortion and wah, adding flanger but it just don't sound right.

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Old 06-30-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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I have an M13 and I use a wah, distortion, and a delay. But it depends what version you're trying to play


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Old 06-30-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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I have an M13 and I use a wah, distortion, and a delay. But it depends what version you're trying to play


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I'm looking to achieve zoo tv/Glastonbury style. Do you have a sound clip to listen to your patch?

So I'm guessing I'm on the right track but just missing that special something!


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Old 07-01-2014, 01:40 AM   #4
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No, I don't. If you have an M13, I could share the settings though


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Old 07-01-2014, 06:30 AM   #5
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I have a pod xt live, but hopefully this is more or less the same on my unit?

If you could share your settings Id be most grateful. Thanks a lot for your input on this. Mope fully I'll be that little bit closet to achieve the sound.


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Old 07-01-2014, 12:47 PM   #6
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I use a Fassel wah, tube drive, and two digital delays w/ mod (one set to 405 ms which is on all the time, the other set to 541 ms which I turn on during the solo). Tweak the settings on the tube drive until you find a good sound and that should work. Also, try to play this song with a Strat with the bridge pickup. And of course don't forget an AC30 type amp.


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Old 07-01-2014, 02:14 PM   #7
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I use a Fassel wah, tube drive, and two digital delays w/ mod (one set to 405 ms which is on all the time, the other set to 541 ms which I turn on during the solo). Tweak the settings on the tube drive until you find a good sound and that should work. Also, try to play this song with a Strat with the bridge pickup. And of course don't forget an AC30 type amp.


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Cheers mate. I'll give it a whirl and see how I get on. Defiantly I different set up to what I thought edge used so maybe this is the answer?

I'll let you know either way, thanks again for all your input.


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Old 07-03-2014, 04:27 PM   #8
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I use a Fassel wah, tube drive, and two digital delays w/ mod (one set to 405 ms which is on all the time, the other set to 541 ms which I turn on during the solo). Tweak the settings on the tube drive until you find a good sound and that should work. Also, try to play this song with a Strat with the bridge pickup. And of course don't forget an AC30 type amp.


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So is the tube drive the key? I had a little tinker around and I didn't have much joy. The overall tone sounded weak? I use gearbox for my patches but didn't fire my laptop up. Do I need to work the tube drive for this song?


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Old 07-03-2014, 05:30 PM   #9
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I use a tube drive and I get a pretty good sound. You could try using a screamer. Out of curiosity, what guitar and amp are you using?


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Old 07-04-2014, 01:02 AM   #10
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I use squier strat and use a ac 30 amp sim.


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Old 07-04-2014, 02:50 AM   #11
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No, I don't. If you have an M13, I could share the settings though


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I can private message you my email address, and if you don't mind could you forward your settings over to me? I'm really intrigued how I can get the sound. Man, the fly has to be up there with mysterious way for achieve the sound in my book!


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Old 07-04-2014, 11:57 AM   #12
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Yeah sure, PM away


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i did a clip a while back of 'The Fly' using my M13
https://soundcloud.com/bbbruce5/the-fly-glasto-style

I used a pedal wah/boost comp/mod delay on the M13
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:12 AM   #14
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i did a clip a while back of 'The Fly' using my M13
https://soundcloud.com/bbbruce5/the-fly-glasto-style

I used a pedal wah/boost comp/mod delay on the M13

Good attempt in my book. Did you use a les Paul as the wallpaper shows?

Would love to hear your attempt with a strat as that would guitar I prefer with the fly. M

Well done and cheers for posting here.



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Old 07-10-2014, 07:29 AM   #15
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it was a strat on bridge pup budgetedge.
the les paul is just a screen capture :-)

i have a new fender strat and new wah
so will record another version.
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