BRADLEY'S GUITARS, AMPS, EFFECTS

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BRADLEY'S GUITARS, AMPS, EFFECTS

Post by Poncho » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:57 pm

I've decided to compile as much information as we know about Bradley's guitars and such in one spot. This should reduce the number of posts about his guitars and such. Here goes.

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This is a custom made guitar. Unless you find a luthier that will make this for you, or you can make guitars yourself, its virtually out of the question. Regardless, heres some information about it: It has two humbucking pickups with a single coil in the middle. Bradley used this guitar almost exclusively on the self-titled album.

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This guitar was, though I am not saying this as truth, probably purchased second hand in a pawn shop. However, I can offer you that it is a classical guitar strung with regular, steel acoustic strings.

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This is an Ibanez S470.
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I don't have a photo from the Golden Sails Hotel show, which exists as a clip in Stories, Tales, Lies & Exaggerations as the Gimme My Share Freestyle, but Bradley is using a G&L ASAT Classic with a rose paint job.
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Now, courtesy of www.guitargeek.com (fuck you, its a damn good site), Bradley's effects and amps, as complied from interviews with Dan McDonald, Sublime's guitar tech.
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Bradley usually kept one amp on the clean sound, one on overdrive (though, from what I've picked up, this wasn't always the case) and used the A/B switcher to switch between the two amps. He later put a Wah pedal into his rig, and for that, I personally use Morley brand wah pedals.

Hope this is helpful.
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Post by Stepping_Razor » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:55 am

:clap: awesome man, good job!
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Post by bleedinvirgin » Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:29 am

nice work :clap:
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Post by DUBg » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:26 pm

yea thats pretty intense but i thought he playd through a mesa
i saw it on the sublime live dvd
triple rec with a 4x12 cab i cant rember if its marshall or mesa cab but im positive thats tru
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Post by Poncho » Sun Aug 14, 2005 5:48 pm

If I rememebr right, it is indeed a marshall.
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Post by bleedinvirgin » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:13 am

on a vh1 live show he was usin a marshall and mesa both, i think ones for clean ones for drive, but sound was really ok!

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Brad's Dan Macdonald Custom guitar

Post by crazyfool_05 » Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:59 am

I noticed on my crazy fool sublime poster, if you look closely at the bridge pickup, you can barely make out the words "seymour duncan" but the neck pickup does not say anything. The neck pickup is probably a seymour duncan as well. I still could be wrong on both though. But still, i have always wondered how Brad got that funky "clicking" sound on songs such as "Greatest Hits" and "Saw Red." I have tried to get that kind of reggae sound through my equipment but I haven't been able to find anything suitable. I have a Gibson Les Paul Special Faded and a 1988 Fender HM Strat which I play through a Behringer Vintager tube amp (which is an amazing amp for the price...loud too).

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Post by Poncho » Thu Aug 18, 2005 5:02 pm

Well, first off, if Brad was indeed using any Marshall amps, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe Marshalls are tube amps. Thats number 1. Second, you need that middle single coil pickup in between the bridge and neck pickups for Brad's sound (Listen to Badfish on Stand By Your Van for the perfect example of this)
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Post by DUBg » Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:24 pm

good marshalls are tube
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:05 pm

what are bridge and neck pickups???

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Post by Poncho » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:52 pm

A neck pickup is the pickup closest to the neck of the guitar. In the picture to the left (my avatar) the neck pickup is the top one.

The bridge is the bottom one, the one closest to the bridge.
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:12 pm

so whats a coil pickup that u were talking about before??

also would my middle pickup do the same thing as brads?

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Post by Poncho » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:45 pm

Once again, if you look on my guitar, that single sliver of a pickup inbetween the two big ones is the single coil. Send me a picture of your guitar, ill help you out.
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:59 pm

okay i suck at using computer so i dont know how :( but the pickups look the same as ur basically but i was just confued by the word coil, is that mean pickup? so if i stick that little pickup knob in the center it will be on this middle one..right , sre i bet im making u frustrated with all my questions

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Post by Poncho » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:22 pm

Sorry, I don't get what your saying...you can't just add that middle pickup, if thats what your saying.
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:36 pm

okay im saying that the pickups on my guitar look exactley like yours so to get that sound i just gotta flick the pickup knob to the center, u have one of those right? and whats coil mean?

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Post by Poncho » Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:44 pm

Coil is how the pickup works...its literally a copper wire coiled around, and that picks up the sound. Single coils are the slim ones found on Fenders, double coils (more commonly called Humbuckers) are found on Les Pauls, and are those square ones.

Well, you might have trouble getting Brad's sounds because his sound is a combination of the single coil and the bridge humbucker.
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Fri Aug 26, 2005 8:04 pm

damn :-?

do u think it will help a little or no?

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Post by Stuey » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:30 am

Lu dogs shit wrote:damn :-?

do u think it will help a little or no?


The quality of the entire guitar will also help. To achieve a certain sound its the combination of things not just one thing here or there, but yes a Humbucker will help.. (Humbuckers are actually 2 single coils next to each other, but only one actually has current passing through it, the other coil amplifies and usually deepens the sound, it is Bucking the actual pickup)
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:41 am

thanks :o

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Post by Poncho » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:28 am

...it couldn't hurt.
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:47 pm

ok i got a reggae sound question. in the badfish music video when he does his strumming, its a down stroke with a quick palm mute, i can do that motion exactly like him, but it sounds bad, it dosent have the click that he has, do you think that would be a difference in guitar?



also i just tried doing an upstroke with a quick palm mute and it sounded pretty close

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Post by Poncho » Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:55 pm

When you downstroke, hit only the top three strings all at once, that should work.
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Post by Lu dogs shit » Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:02 am

hmm..yea i do that, its just not the same. Oh well
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Post by Untillnomore1 » Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:54 am

Poncho wrote:Well, first off, if Brad was indeed using any Marshall amps, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe Marshalls are tube amps. Thats number 1. Second, you need that middle single coil pickup in between the bridge and neck pickups for Brad's sound (Listen to Badfish on Stand By Your Van for the perfect example of this)


Oh so that's how he got that clicking sound.I was doing it all wrong the whole time.
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