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the band HIM- what amp to get that sound -
Old 26th December 2006
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the band HIM- what amp to get that sound -

I got the album(greatest love songs) for christmas and am digging that very heavy sound
I would like to what amp was used to get that sound on wicked games
sounds very heavy
i am looking for that sound and i cant get it from my boogie or bad cat - need more chunk - bogner- deisel- sans amp pedal ???
i want another boutique amp for the studio and i want to acheive that sound or should i focus on the recording end - love that fat sound

Old 26th December 2006
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I've mixed a bunch of live stuff for them and Lindy now uses Laney believe it or not. Not sure if he used it then though.
Old 26th December 2006
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It is all Laney with an SG and a gretsch guitar. In the very beginning he also used a lany top, but with marshall cabs. I am a very big fan of HIM too, and i am very curious how to get such a tone in a daw, so please if anyone knows these things..............

I know that tim palmer has mixed the last two albums and they sound great!
Old 27th December 2006
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Laney is a more british amp than marshall apperently.
It's got higher gains, with more clarity supposedly.

But you want a good crunch, with some bass end - and not so much top end.
Old 28th December 2006
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He uses the Laney Vh100r ... Best of luck..
Old 25th December 2007
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Does anyone know what mic Ville Valo of HIM uses in the studio for albums such as Dark Light? It looks like he uses a sm58 for stage.
Old 25th December 2007
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I would like to know as well... That is one of the best sounding rock albums from a few years ago. The Guitars and drums absolutly crush on that..

I believe it was tracked in LA.

Old 9th May 2008
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my venus doom

thumbsupI interned for Mr. Palmer for some of the mixing sessions.

Ville tracked into a Neumann valve 67.

Lipstick used a Tama Starclassic kit, and Amour played a '76 Fender Precision bass through a Mesa Boogie amp and an old Prince combo. He also used a Hamer 12-string bass. Burton had a nice old Wurlitzer, and the Roland V-Synth and Fantom synths. I think he had a Clavia Nord Modular, also. and yes Laneys and small marshalls as well.

Everything was record at Finnvox studios in Helsinki and mixed in L
Old 9th May 2008
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Paint it black...

Thank you...

Any more details on the gtr's ?

Also your last post got cut off at the end.. Where was it mixed?

Also what type of board ?
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