• Been Caught Stealing

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    Jane's Addiction

    Distortion - One of the most important and most difficult decisions we have to make regarding distortion is degree. Not enough and the tone becomes a bit of a bore. Too much and it begins to blur. The peaks in the signal get clipped by(...)

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  • Money for Nothing

    Dire_Straits-Money_for_Nothing

    Dire Straits

    Distortion - A guitar sound so distinct that the tone identifies the tune. It comes courtesy of all the usual elements of tone -- the player, Mark Knopfler; the guitar, Gibson Les Paul; the amp, Laney; and just the right amount of overdrive. Flange/Comb Filter(...)

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  • You Can Call Me Al

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    Paul Simon

    Gated Snare and Toms - The snare and -- especially -- the toms are unnatural from the very beginning of the tune, courtesy of heavily gated reverb. The first snare hit of the tune has a bit more than those that follow, not uncommon when(...)

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