What pickups do the guys from Gojira use?

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  1. ibanez4lifesz

    ibanez4lifesz @TheGuitarRack

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    Just recently stumbled on this band....possibly some of the sickest tones I've ever heard...heavy beyond what I thought was heavy.

    Anyone, saw they're using duncans...anyone happen to know what pickups they use specifically?

    Thanks much!
     
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    Much of their Tone comes from layering of the guitartracks with light distiortion, played with extreme tightness :) . So it gonna seem still massive and clean. I don´t think its anything to do with their particular pickups.
     
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    i believe they use seymour duncan in their jacksons
     
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    No, that is not how they do it. No matter how tight you are, tons of tracks of light distortion will not make one huge heavily distorted sound like Gojira has. Also, the pinch harmonics wouldn't sound as good, and those screeching sounds are impossible without quite a bit of gain.

    They probably do double tracks per guitar part, so four tracks altogether, using 5150s.

    If I remember right they use the standard Jackson duncans.. JB bridge, 59 neck.
     
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    This sounds about right. Peavey 5150's is their amp of choice since "From Mars To Sirius" before that "The link, Terra Incognita etc" I'm pretty sure was Series 1 Dual Rectifier.

    Also to give an example of what the guitar sounds like isolated the first 7 seconds of backbone :metal:



    It's a real dirty, sludgy tone. Not the uber-tight sound you get when it sits in the mix. And yes, Gojira are the heaviest matter of the universe :lol:
     
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    All you know is that they are seymour duncan zebra colored pickups.

    Apparanetly, the SLS3 is loaded stock with 2 59s... I find it very hard to believe he has been using a 59 in the bridge but you never know:scratch:

    Oh yeah.

    I'm not sure what their Mesa Recto settings are but believe it or not their live EVH III settings are just with the eq flat, and the gain maxed. Thats it lol. No fx or nuthin.
     
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    I thought this thread looked familiar, and it's cause its from last year
     
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    afaik they use jb's/59's

    The album was tracked with 5150iii's (not sure on the cab)
    and miked with a c414, also it's only double-tracked on the rhythms.

    I find the tone a bit raspy/harsh in spots (maybe that's the 414)
    but it totally fits the album, and the mix overall is amazing!!
     
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    yep i do....he's saying that you can get a killer sound with any amp or any guitar,you just have to know how to tweak them,the "secret"of the gojita sound according to him is to be able to play the parts as clean as possible(without plugging into the amp) using a metronome....pretty much it in a nutshell....
     
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    I bet they pick hard as a motherfucker too...
     
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    Actually, I think they used just the 5150 III for their latest album. At least that is all they use live now.

    And the question is more what duncans they use. Just stating they use a combo of duncans doesn't help much.
     
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    HUGH JAYNUS I’m a grown ass man

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    Holy necrobump Batman!

    Anyone know what pickup is used for the moody slow lead part on Explosia? About 4:30 into the song. I want to put something similar in my Ibanez in the neck
     
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    "CUSTOM CHARVEL MFB HUMBUCKING PICKUP"

    :ugh:

    I feel dirty
     
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    if you want an aftermarket pickup that can easily do gojira tones the entwistle hdn or dimarzio dsonic both do that kind of sound really well. plus the entwistle hdn is like 30$ new, can't beat that price.
     
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    It's MFB for Michael Frank-Braun. His pickups are in the Guthrie Charvels as well.
     
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    Pfft, yeah, sure, OK. That's what they want you to think.
     
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    :agreed:

    He's been with Fender for awhile, working on new and artist pickups. He did Eric Johnson's too.

    Fender has been at the pickup game for quite some time. It's not like these are no-names. :lol:
     
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