Thread: Amp Mode: Beatles "Something" Tone | Forums

  1. #1

    Amp Mode: Beatles "Something" Tone

    All--any thoughts on the settings needed to mimic the lead guitar's tone in the Beatles song "Something"?
    Share this post

  2. #2
    DreamAwake's Avatar Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Light
    Posts
    556
    You tell us.


    Mess around with the amp settings!
    Share this post

  3. #3
    JTCoop's Avatar Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Near Muscle Shoals & Nashville
    Posts
    1,576
    I would think it would be a fairly clean acoustic-like tone with some mild reverb, probably with a low- mid-range tone setting on amp and/or guitar. I believe they played that with the hollow bodies, so you'll be looking for tone settings to replicate that kind of depth and resonance.
    Share this post

  4. #4
    C.Linton's Avatar Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    3,137
    ^^^This, plus I would turn down the treble frequencies a bit.
    Share this post

  5. #5
    Gold_Jim's Avatar Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,586
    You might find these two articles interesting. The first is kind of an about the song article. The other is a video lesson from Andy Aledort. He's a Guitar World columnist. I just happened to have the Holiday 2011 issue lying out when I saw this post, and it was in there. Enjoy. Hope this helps you.
    Share this post

  6. #6
    DreamAwake's Avatar Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Light
    Posts
    556
    "George Harrison: Living in the material world" also tells of history behind the song. Quite an lovely documentary all around

    Share this post

  7. #7
    Gold_Jim's Avatar Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,586
    Just ran to WalMart to buy that DVD, DreamAwake. Now I gotta watch it. Thanks. LOL
    Share this post

  8. #8
    DreamAwake's Avatar Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Light
    Posts
    556
    Success! my plan worked!!

    What does the DVD contain? I had to download two different parts.


    Documentaries on musicians are so interesting!
    Share this post

  9. #9
    Gold_Jim's Avatar Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,586
    I will watch this eve. I'll let you know.
    Share this post

  10. #10
    Gold_Jim's Avatar Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    3,586
    There were a lot of beautiful moments. The story tells you of a boy who became a star and later just a man who loved to play guitar, raised his children, and gardened. I was brought to tears when they told the story of Lennon's death. And again when we said goodbye to Harrison. They talk about how he backed "Life of Brian" and about so many things he did after the Beatles. His son spoke of how he constantly broke the rules and how George supported him. Here's a song that he did that spoke to how he couldn't be one of the masses. I always loved this tune...

    Share this post