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Help with ballparking this Steven Wilson guitar tone please
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Help with ballparking this Steven Wilson guitar tone please

Hi guys,

Steven Wilson clean and low gain tones are amongst my very favourite, and im having a hard time figuring out how he gets this tone, guitar solo starts at 3:05mins.

Now i think he is using an electro acoustic with some kind of overdrive?
I even wonder if its nylon strung?

(its similar to his low gain tones on the new Storm Corrosion)
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I'll say with .05% certainty...

I really don't know. My guess, a strat (with non glassy pickups) with a deluxe reverb type amp. I think you can get that sort of tone with just about any amp turned up just a bit too loud.

my 2 cents.

Looking forward to other answers.

My second guess (with much more certainty):
- PRS with
- Bad Cat BC-50 amp head (also seen using Lynx amp)
- Bad Cat 4x12 cabinet
- TC Electronic G-system effects processor
- various studio amp simulators (Line 6 amp farm, Digidesign D-Fi, etc...)

http://www.uberproaudio.com/who-play...-and-equipment
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I'll say with .05% certainty...

I really don't know. My guess, a strat (with non glassy pickups) with a deluxe reverb type amp. I think you can get that sort of tone with just about any amp turned up just a bit too loud.

my 2 cents.

Looking forward to other answers.

My second guess (with much more certainty):
- PRS with
- Bad Cat BC-50 amp head (also seen using Lynx amp)
- Bad Cat 4x12 cabinet
- TC Electronic G-system effects processor
- various studio amp simulators (Line 6 amp farm, Digidesign D-Fi, etc...)

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Hi Chris, many thanks for the reply.

Hmmm, i can see where you are coming from, though your 2nd take on it seems like you are including his live gear, which can be pretty different to his studio gear i think? Could be wrong though!

I wonder if he is double tracking (i think thats the term), so it has the overdriven (probably a DAW plug in), along with the clean signal? the thing that stands out is clean 'pop' to the notes, with the OD seeming to hang over it..... very nice and articulate.

Could be right about the PRS...it just sounds so damn acousticy to me
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