Korn Gear.

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  1. Munky7Head

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    Looking back on old threads, I noticed a lot of people are asking what Korn used for their self titled album and Life is Peachy.
    Not many people were correct.
    So, after HOURS of research, I have your answers :hbang:


    Korn Self Titled:

    Amps:
    They used Hughes and Kettner and Peavey in the Studio.
    Live from 1994 - 1997, they used Mesa Dual Rectos.
    1998-on, as we all know, triple rectos / line 6.

    Guitars:
    Head did 90% of the album on an 1991 Ibanez UV7PWH.
    He did some clean parts on a Gibson Les Paul.

    Munky used mostly a 1990 Ibanez UV7BK.
    He also used an old Silvertone for the intro to "Blind"

    all the 7 strings had Dimarzio Neck Position Blazes in the Bridge.

    Effects:
    Munky used a Big Muff, Dunlop Crybaby, and a Tube Screamer. [maybe more]
    Head had a pretty simple rig. He used a DOD Metal distortion and a Tube Screamer.




    LIFE IS PEACHY:

    Amps:
    On this album, they used Marshall heads. [both head and munky]
    They used Mesa cabs.


    Guitars:

    Head used his PWH again for most of it. But he used an Ibanez UV7BK to track "Ass Itch" and "Kill You"
    Munky used his UV7BK.

    Blaze Neck in the Bridge again.

    Effects:
    God Only knows. hahaha. SO many.


    All this info has been collected from old Magazines. [1996 Guitar School, 1999 Guitar mag, and a 1996 Guitar World.]


    Head set his amps to Bass: 10, Mid: 3, Treb: 5-6, Gain 10.

    Munky set his to Bass: 10, Mid: 0, Treb:9, Gain: 10.


    If you have any other gear questions, I can find them for you [about older korn of course :D ]
     
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    Thanks for info :)
     
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    fuck their settings blew balls.

    peach sounds very mid-heavy, though :scratch:
     
  4. Munky7Head

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    yeah.
    Head was a mid heavy guy back then.
     
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    Ya sounds alot more mid heavy than those settings show :shrug: engineer prolly put alot back in :lol:
     
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    haha yeah.
    Heads tech said those were it in a 1996 Guitar School.
    He also said a LIST of pedals they used on the first two albums.
    I can post tonight if you would like me to.
     
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    mesa rectifier with bass on 10 and gain on 10?? :nuts:

    :lol:
     
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    I don't believe any post processing could fix that :lol:
     
  9. Munky7Head

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    thats the exact words from the magazine.

    I have never played a Rectifier, so, idk.
     
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    Imagine shit on toast. Without the toast.

    Thats roughly what it would have sounded like.
     
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    eleven59 None shall pass. Contributor

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    Yeah, that can't be right.

    Though my favourite tone from Korn was on "Follow The Leader" and the original Family Values tour.
     
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    From a Guitar School 1996:

    "When it comes to tweaking the heads, Caco steps to the plate. "Brian is a gain person" the tech says. "He likes a lot of gain because he's doing most of all the sample stuff, making all the noises here and there, so he needs a lot of gain to pull them out". As such, Caco locks Head's bass in at 10, then dials mids to 3, treble at 5 or 6, and gain at 10. For Munky, he turns the gain down to 7, and sets bass at 6.5 to 7, rolls off the mids, and adds a little more treble and some presence."

    oh, and also from the 1996 GS [the list of pedals from life is peachy]:


    Welch: "Before I only used a chorus pedal live. Now I've got three or four: a Uni-Fuzz, a flanger and a chorus pedal. We're going to keep all the pedals that we don't use in the studio. Last time we took all of the pedals on the road and half of them got fucked up. It was good though, because we went out and found the new ones that we used on this record."


    GS: "What pedals did you use on the new album?"


    Shaffer: "We used a Uni-Vibe on the beginning of "Swallow". It's like a phaser, but you dont have control over it. It's bad. We also used an Electic Mistress, which I love, on "No Place to Hide". It sounds like a rocket. We used a Roland Jet Phaser a little bit. Head used a Mu-Tron Bi-Phaser on "Porno Creep". It sounds like a hip-hop sample in the background. We were using a lot of distortion pedals and going for this overblown, heavy sound, but some of it was so muddy that we had to go back over it with a cleaner tone. The clarity wasn't there. There was a killer, phat vibe in the songs, but the guitars weren't cutting through like they should. We went back and got a cleaner tone straight out of a Marshall instead of running a bunch of pedals. We still used a couple of pedals, just not as heavily."



    So I stand corrected. They used MARSHALLS on Life is Peachy. Sorry.
     
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    i have a magazine from 95 as they were writing for LIP where they said they used JCM 900's in the studio for the first and 2nd records
     
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    on at least some of the songs on FTL, they were using both marshall and mesa boogie at the same time, for a fatter tone. i know they did that on It´s On at least...
     
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    On the korn vid Duece, it shows them in the studio playing with H&K cabs (in the LIP era).
     
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    I have the Duece video also.
    They used H&K, Mesa, and Marshall cabs in the studio. But yeah, they used H&K too.

    I know they used marshall heads though.
     
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    I just listened to LIP in full and thought their "Riff tone" was pretty indistinct...very muddy sounding to my ears.

    I think there is a thread here where Zimbloth said Ross Robinson at the time was in love with Mesas and Korn abused em on their first two and they were also used on Sep's "Roots" album, but hey Munky7Head's info came from the engineer so cool for me :yesway: Cool thread!
     
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    As far as I know, Ross' main contribution to the guitar tone of those albums was the shitty fuzz pedal he used on everything he produced at that time (Limp Bizkit's first album for example).

    There's a reason all the bands he worked with at that time had better tone on the albums they did after working with him than on the albums he produced.

    Man, I hate that guy. :lol:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    the H&K cabs were for the bass, Fieldy uses Mesa heads with H&K bass cabs... unless i´m missing something, and they used H&K cabs for their guitars as well?
     

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