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  1. In all honesty, I wouldn't be able to make a proper EQ judgement based on a phone's mic. But it sounds like you're on the right track. Just take into account that literally every guitar tone you've heard from Muse is going through a microphone and other processing. So don't worry too much about getting it exactly the same for bedroom playing or even for live use. It sounds like you have it in the right area, so just tweak until it feels right to you. Best of luck!
  2. The reason you won't find anything clean cut is because what Matt uses changes constantly and you can be very sure that he doesn't use the same stuff live as in the studio. The Marshall is a good starting point. In generally, he doesn't actually use a lot of gain on his amp sound. This is so he can maintain clarity while playing chords. Keep your low end pretty tight (You can do this through a combination of reducing the Bass EQ on the amp, using an overdrive pedal (which I'll get to in a bit), and having a clean pick attack). He also has a very mid-range heavy sound. Again, dialling in some more mids alongside an overdrive will do this. In terms of Treble and Presence, try to add some nice high-end detail to the sound, but not too much as to make it sound harsh. I wish I could be more precise than that, but I don't know how your speakers, pickups, strings etc. are influencing the sound, so I can only be vague. In terms of pedals, as mentioned, an overdrive will help add that bit more gain to the amp sound. Preferably running either your Blues Driver or the '59 Sound with minimal gain and maximum level (I've never ran either of those pedals into a Marshall DSL, so I don't know which one will work best. But have fun trying it!). You're basically looking to make the signal hitting the amp louder with a touch of distortion and with a more focused sound. Whichever one doesn't do this job best, experiment with using it as a distortion pedal for heavier moments. Beyond that, it's honestly up to what sounds right to you. What I've laid out there will get you a solid rock guitar tone, which is really all Matt is using. There isn't really any particularly unique aspects about his base tone. It's designed to have the notes ring out clearly, get out of the way of the bass and have a touch of aggression. I hope any of this is useful. If not, well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  3. That's almost word-for-word a conversation I had with someone one time haha Honestly, I don't think I'll ever get another Phaser. Every time I see a DIY version of a really interesting one like those Maestro Stage Phasers , I look up a demo and feel like it just doesn't sound right. Then I use the Phase 90 and it's just what I think a Phaser should sound like.
  4. People still don't believe me when I tell them you gave me a Phase 90! Haha I don't know, some weird forum-fuckery. Matthijs says he'll try to get it fixed permanently, but if that's not possible, I won't get upset over a full stop.
  5. I remembered that I don't think I've posted anything about my gear in here in like, 3 or 4 years? So here's my pedalboard! The painted enclosure is James' Phase 90 and the unpainted is a GCI Brutalist Jr.
  6. Dave.

    Human Gear Animato

    It turned out to be a Rangemaster boosting a Big Muff, right?
  7. This week in the continuing adventures of "So close, yet so far". Replace the overdrive and octave on the bass with a compressor, job done.
  8. Well, they should've included a wah wah, preferably one with a larger sweep. Adam uses that thing the whole time. Lateralus, for example, uses a wah wah with the toe down to get that slightly more trebly tone. They could've also included an MXR Micro Amp as a gain boost for the more heavy parts. In fairness, in that particular video, they get very very close. I just think there are things they could've included to wrap up the whole thing under budget. Don't talk to be about that QOTSA video. So many things they should've done...
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