John Frusciante

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Again differently, again surprising, again unexpectedly. A Sphere in The Heart OF Silence is called the fifth album from John Frusciante Sixpack, which blows up the borders of the hearing and above all for some months with as original as high-quality Songs and experiments publication habits. On A Sphere in The Heart OF Silence works John Frusciante in the duo with Josh Klinghoffer, with which he already stands since its solo album Shadows Collide With People in close musical connection. On the new album they leave the mechanisms of the classical Songwritings for the time being and pursue a freely flowing association stream, which leads into quite unusual Gefilde. The large atmospheric width lets this album a characteristic - even within the very variation-rich 6er-Reihe -, on which above all intensified key board employment is noticeable become also. Josh Klinghoffer is to be heard on A Sphere in The Heart OF Silence as singers.

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Settings of line 6 fm4 pedal

Can someone pleassse tell me what the proper settings are for the line 6 fm4 pedal during the solo for Throw away your television?? I've been messing around with my pedal forever and can't get my obi-wah settings right :/

John's acoustic guitars

Does anybody know what brand the guitar that john using while playing venice queen live at slain cassle is?

Re: John's acoustic guitars

: Does anybody know what brand the guitar that john using while playing venice queen live at slain cassle is?

John is playing a Martin 00-15 from the 1940s. He has a couple of them.

Re: John's acoustic guitars

: : Does anybody know what brand the guitar that john using while playing venice queen live at slain cassle is?

: John is playing a Martin 00-15 from the 1940s. He has a couple of them.

Nope. 0-15s.

"Is there any particular acoustic guitar you used on the album?
I have some Martin o-15’s, which are really small guitars, from the late Forties and early Fifties. I have two brown ones and a blond one."

Re: John's acoustic guitars

: : Does anybody know what brand the guitar that john using while playing venice queen live at slain cassle is?

: John is playing a Martin 00-15 from the 1940s. He has a couple of them.

I believe he plays 0-15s. Those have been discontinued. :)

White Falcon- why does it say les paul on it?

It's a gretsch guitar but john's one says les paul on the scratchplate.

Re: White Falcon- why does it say les paul on it?

RE: It's a gretsch guitar but john's one says les paul on the scratchplate.
Answer: I've seen quite a few pictures and vids of him playing that guitar, and all i can see is the picture of the the Falcon on the gold Pickguard. Have you got a link to the photo? Otherwise, I could only suggest you've not quite seen it correctly, or he's swapped a pickguard for some reason(but Gibsons dont have the words "Les Paul" written" on the pickgueard either, so this ones a mystery.

John's guitar stuff (pickups)

John's guitar stuff (pickups)

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guitars

does anyone know if johnny has a custom guitar cause im looking for a new guitar and i always love his tones

Re: guitars

: does anyone know if johnny has a custom guitar cause im looking for a new guitar and i always love his tones

he uses vintage guitars so ur looking at $5000

Re: guitars

i saw an interview, and john said he uses only vintage guitars (for example, an old 62´strat, a 1955 gretsch white falcon, 63´tele custom)

Johns Intro fuzz/distorion.

Does anyone know what john uses to get that lovely fuzz type effect when the chilis jam before they start. He uses it on the intro for Live in Hyde Park.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Johns Intro fuzz/distorion.

the hyde park intro is just the marshall and the bridge pickup of his strat, and the part where he uses the wah pedal is a Boss DS-2 with the wah behind it. i do the same and it sounds quiet authentic :-)

Re: Johns Intro fuzz/distorion.

He uses a Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi

Re: Johns Intro fuzz/distorion.

He uses a fuzz pedal combined with a compressor, that's why he get's that fat sound. Wich pedals exactly; I don't know =)

Re: Johns Intro fuzz/distorion.

I uses a fuzz pedal combined with a compressor, that's why he get's that fat sound. Wich pedals exactly; I don't know =)

please tell me

can all you geniuses who love JF please tell me EXACTLY johns pedal set up i hate to beat this topic into the ground but i have only been able to find bits and pieces of what his set up is so can you please tell me every FX he uses now in 06 with his 06 tour ? i know he uses 54 62 strats jag's and jazz masters and that that falcon one and he uses jubilee 2550 and jmp heads with marsh 4x12 full stax (3) but i dont know his FX and i love his sound and am thinking of buy some fx like his ! thanks !-john

John Frusciante

john frusciante reminds me of everything.
he personally gives me love by his music, people hear his music as music, personally i hear it fell it touch it takes me to a place that fills my body with love and passion
every word he sez is on perpose wich makes it beautiful, his voice is so lovley and his guitar playing is something that no one will be able to duplicate.

Acoustic Guitar

which the mark of the guitar acoustics that jonh Frusciante touched in the writing of "under the bridge" with Anthony Kiedis,amsterdam 1991.

Guitar styles

john frusciante should teach all of you guitarists out there to not take the way you play seriously...who cares if you arent that talented, look at how simple but brilliant most of his songs are!!!

salute the master

Re: Guitar styles

What? John Frusciante plays without talent? that's like renting a movie you already own - it doesn't make sense. John has talent, why do you think his sound is so distinctive from every other guitar player out there? You may be talking about simplicity which is where John Shines. I think guitar players should know that the notes you choose to play are as important as the notes that you don't. John doesn't play millions of notes in order to express ideas and feelings, is that what you're talking about? I mean, you have to have knowledge of notes, scales some chords to play but you don't have to be a Steve Vai or Petrucci in order to be good. A lot of great musician aren't even well versed in theory and yet they are Icons i.e Hendrix, BB King, SRV, Eric Clapton, Ian Fugazi McKaye. But John just so happens to be well versed in theory but he doesn't play scales at lightning speed or rely on shreding although he can but he serves the music not his ego.

Re: Guitar styles

Yea man John Frusciante is the most brilliant guitar player of our time, a true musician knows when not to play!

guitars????

what type of guitsr does john use... the white guitar

Re: guitars????

: what type of guitsr does john use... the white guitar

Gretsch White Falcon

Re: guitars????

The 'black guitar' u mentioned should be one of my favourites it's name is Gretsch White falcon , excellent sound

john live

hi!...anyone can tell me wich pedal john uses when he plays can't stop, give it away or if you have to ask live???
i'm talking of this soft funky distorsion...thanks ;)

Re: john live

i came up good with using my marshall head (plexi reissue) and the bridge pick up for the main sound. for the solo i kick in the boss ds-2 (fully cranked). i think he´s doing it the same way.

Re: john live

Tis a combo between his compressor which is cranked up near to full, and his tele's vintage neck pickup which gives it that old twang noise. To get the distorted sound for when hes solo'in you'll need a boss distortion pedal, not 100% percent sure what kind it is, the picture of his rig his ass blocks out most of the main pedals. Its a simple distortion anyhow.

Re: john live

: Tis a combo between his compressor which is cranked up near to full, and his tele's vintage neck pickup which gives it that old twang noise. To get the distorted sound for when hes solo'in you'll need a boss distortion pedal, not 100% percent sure what kind it is, the picture of his rig his ass blocks out most of the main pedals. Its a simple distortion anyhow.

John uses a boss turbo distortion pedal

Re: john live

John uses a DS-2 for that signature Chilies funk distortion

Re: john live

hi-he uses an mxr micro amp to get the effect

similar sounds to johns DS-2

can anyone tell me how to get a similar sound to johns DS-2 using a OD-1? sounds dumb i know

Re: similar sounds to johns DS-2

you have to suck a cock

Re: similar sounds to johns DS-2

If you use the OD-1 onto of your OD channel in your amp, medium gain on the amp and 2 o'clock on the pedal. You can achieve john's od sound

Guitar???

What kind of guitar does he have???

Re: Guitar???

: What kind of guitar does he have???

Live he play's on a fender stratocaster, telecaster, and an too big white semi-acoustic guitar

Re: Guitar???

The semi is a 1950s Gretsch White Falcon, I think his strats are both 1962 American Stratocaster and 1955 American Stratocaster, one maple one rosewood

Tab for Can't Stop live???

hi, any Chance anyone has the tab for can't stop where he strums the openin.

Re: Tab for Can't Stop live???

: hi, any Chance anyone has the tab for can't stop where he strums the openin.

Its simply 5h7 on the 5th string

Re: Tab for Can't Stop live???

: : hi, any Chance anyone has the tab for can't stop where he strums the openin.

: Its simply 5h7 on the 5th string

if you're talking about Hyde park he bases everything around this chord:
----7----
----x----
----7----
----5----
----7----
----x----

just play around with e minor pentatonic from there and you'll get it. Remember though--you don't want to play what john plays, you want to play around what he plays.

INTERLUDE ON UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING?

Could anyone tell me what effect John uses on the interlude for universally speaking??? The sort of underwater sound that switches between D and Emin7??? i belive it might be a Boss CE-1 but im probably wrong, any help would be appreciated, Thanks, Barney xx

Re: INTERLUDE ON UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING?

: Could anyone tell me what effect John uses on the interlude for universally speaking??? The sort of underwater sound that switches between D and Emin7??? i belive it might be a Boss CE-1 but im probably wrong, any help would be appreciated, Thanks, Barney xx

Re: INTERLUDE ON UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING?

: : Could anyone tell me what effect John uses on the interlude for universally speaking??? The sort of underwater sound that switches between D and Emin7??? i belive it might be a Boss CE-1 but im probably wrong, any help would be appreciated, Thanks, Barney xx

Barney, I have been looking for this effect too as I play Universally Speaking in my band. I strongly believe he uses a Electro Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress flanger. He definently has one in his set up as you can see it on the Slane Castle dvd.

Easily?

Does anyone know wich are all the effects that john uses on easily at hyde park version?

Re: Easily?

: Does anyone know wich are all the effects that john uses on easily at hyde park version?

I think for the most part of it he using the tone hes using on most of the album, which i think was achieved by driving the tubes on his amp, to give that crunchy sound he got on it. personally i dont really like that sound and i think his sound on slane castle was much better but its him playing not me! for the solo(s) i think he's using either the electro harmonix big muff pi or zvex fuzz factory as i know he owns/has used both. he seems to be using wah near the end of the song, so id put that down to the ibanez wh10, as according to him that's the only wah hes ever used. hope thats some help. if anyone could correct me thatd be cool.

DS-2

Can anyone tell me the settings used on the BOSS DS-2 by John Frusciante?

Re: DS-2

: Can anyone tell me the settings used on the BOSS DS-2 by John Frusciante?

half, half, three quaters

Re: DS-2

: Can anyone tell me the settings used on the BOSS DS-2 by John Frusciante?

half, half, three quaters

UNIVIBE in john's gear

Hi, does anybody know whether or not john uses a Dunlop Univibe either Live or in studio?
Cheers,
paolo

Re: UNIVIBE in john's gear

: Hi, does anybody know whether or not john uses a Dunlop Univibe either Live or in studio?
: Cheers,
: paolo

No. John does not use a univibe at all and from pictures and notes that I have seen John has never used one.

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