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Old 10th February 2009
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Green Day "American Idiot" Guitar Tone

Hey guys,

Just curious, does anyone happen to know how to nail or come close to that Green Day Guitar Tone? I must say, I dig it. Alot.
Old 10th February 2009
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Anyone?
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They do use Daking pres in the studio
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Crate half stack, and a Boss metal zone pedal................................j/k.


I believe a les paul through a marshall will get you there.
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Great, I use a Les Paul into a Marshall Hardwired Plexi so that should get me close?

Any specific Micing Techniques?
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Gear Head
 
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A mahogany guitar with p-90's is essential to that tone. Also, I guess they have a layer of acoustic in there to add to the rythmic flow of the guitars.
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My Les Paul is Solid Mahogany but its got Burstbucker Pros in it. Hmmm
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Dial the volume back on both pick ups to mimic a closer sound to P-90's
and use an overdrive/distortion pedal to dial in the gain and help
smooth out the low end
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