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If you've heard Devourment's Obscene Majesty, the tone may or may not have struck you as so distinct an element as it did me. The low-end chainsaw sustain being its critical element, or whatever the true schematic of this monstrosity may be. I want to replicate it, and I'm working with Bias FX 2, so I essentially have every generic classification of guitar FX at my disposal. If you understand what's going on with their tone and the type of amp, settings, pedals, signal chain and the works I would need to arrange to come close, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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8 String detuned dean guitars, they are short scale and sound disgusting when detuned: and according to spec sheets dean guitars have a shorter scale (neck length) than most baritone 8 or 7 string guitars like the ibanez universe I have is 26.5 so the notes come out clean with the heavier string. 25.5 and they will be just a touch to short and will slightly detune.

Think les paul versus strat the strats frets are a touch longer and feel that way, when you even detune a short scale les paul into drop D the note warbles when you hit it hard and detunes like an 1/16th in pitch but it is way perceptable to the ear. Why Guns and Roses and Motley Crue sound cool, they are detuning guitar a half step and a whole step that are intonated (string length determines the note, guitars are setup typically in 440 standard, so open E, and the length of the string and thickness determine the pitch of the string) and it makes the guitars sound minor when you play open notes, and the notes detune a little bit when hit hard for that dark evil sound. The note is literally going minor which sound evil and dark to human ears.

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  • Scale length: 27" - 25.5"

Dean has a short scale length for heavy 7 or 8 string guitars. So the notes are a touch detuned when you hit the guitars as hard as they have to get the riffs out, and they dont fix it in production, they just go with it.

If you are really interested in the sound I would literally message this 12 year old doing a perfect cover through a simple ass interface laptop I linked below, and ask them how they are getting the sound. But I am pretty sure it is fingers ya know, how you physically play it (awesome album btw, that sound is massive) short scale detuned guitars and the 5150/Mesa/Brugera Fuzz tube amp setting on your effects unit to my ears. Also. the bass player is playing long scale perfect notes, so it creates a dissonance, in addition, there is sub bass 808 type impacts on this record, like electronic sub-bass hits that follow the bass and bass drum. make it sound heavier. Hope that helps, sorry i cant say preset 28 on your effects unit, not one im familiar with.


DEVOURMENT - "Festering Vomitous Mass" Guitar Cover (w/ tab)



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