Effectology episode #22 “Paranormal Guitar” by Bill Ruppert
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Posted: 06 July 2011 09:00 AM

Effectology episode #22 “Paranormal Guitar” by Bill Ruppert


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhnTaV7w_d8

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Posted: 06 July 2011 09:01 AM | Link to this reply (#1)

Here are settings for Effectology Episode 22 “Paranormal Guitar Effects”.

Alien Bells


Poltergeist Strings

Therimin

 

X-files.
The original TV score use a E-mu Proteus/2 synthesizer.
I found a similar sound using a HOG.

Air Raid


Thanks for watching!
Bill Ruppert

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Posted: 06 July 2011 05:22 PM | Link to this reply (#2)

another stellar installment ...great job Bill!

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Posted: 07 July 2011 06:58 AM | Link to this reply (#3)

Hi Bill,

Is that a Ministar guitar your playing?  How do you like it?

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Posted: 07 July 2011 10:45 AM | Link to this reply (#4)

Bill,

You are the man that does not stop giving. 
I salute you sir, for yet another superb contribution………

James
Brooklyn, NY

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Posted: 07 July 2011 04:44 PM | Link to this reply (#5)

Another amazing episode of ‘Effectology’. Very creative and inspirational sounds.
Those poltergeist strings part was the best sound of them all…Awesome man.
I understand that making these episodes takes time and research, But I do wish
effectology came more often. Thanks a million.

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Posted: 07 July 2011 04:46 PM | Link to this reply (#6)

Thanks for watching guys!
Glad you dug the episode.
Bill

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Posted: 07 July 2011 04:55 PM | Link to this reply (#7)

Hey Mark.
Yes I have a bunch of Ministar guitars and I love them.
You need to set them up but when you do they play like butter and sound huge.
They weigh 3lbs! and travel great(the airplane over head ect)

I was shocked at how big they sound and that is due to it being a soild piece of maple, from top to bottom with a stop tail piece style bridge.
They have new improved models about to be released. I am excited to see whats new.
http://ministarguitars.net/id70.html

Bill

MarkC - 07 July 2011 11:58 AM

Hi Bill,

Is that a Ministar guitar your playing?  How do you like it?

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Posted: 12 July 2011 11:13 AM | Link to this reply (#8)

The Theremin was absolutely incredible - made me think of a zombie apocalypse in the Wild West for some reason! Haha.

I have a question about that particular tone, the BM Pi was acting more as a clean sustainer pedal than a distortion pedal there. How does the BM Pi cope solely as a clean sustainer pedal, against purpose-built sustainers? I’m also guessing your amp tone was set to clean to counteract the high gain added by the Sustain setting?


Thanks, and these videos are wicked smile

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Posted: 12 July 2011 06:40 PM | Link to this reply (#9)

Hello Bill, fun stuff as usual! Well done & keep them comming.

Mark Showalter
Gainesville, Fl
myspace.com/folkstone57

The difference between great music & just noise is silence.

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Posted: 13 July 2011 09:26 AM | Link to this reply (#10)

Thanks Ecco_Luke.
Well for the theremin sound the Big Muff is by no means clean! Its a filthy dirty distortion.
At full up it creates an almost square wave from a clean guitar.
This wave form is full of high frequency stuff.
Turning down the tone knob rounds off the high harmonics created when the pedal clips or goes into distortion. This rounding off of the square wave looks and sounds more like a sine wave like a theremin.
Its still VERY distorted and best with only one or two notes at a time.
A compressor or sustainer pedal works differently and does not change the wave shape or sound of the clean guitar input.

You are right I used a very clean neutral amp setting.
I do that with all the Effectology sounds as I want the sounds heard to be from the pedals and not effected by the amp I am using.
Hope that helps a little!
Thanks again for writing.
Bill

Ecco_Luke - 12 July 2011 04:13 PM

The Theremin was absolutely incredible - made me think of a zombie apocalypse in the Wild West for some reason! Haha.

I have a question about that particular tone, the BM Pi was acting more as a clean sustainer pedal than a distortion pedal there. How does the BM Pi cope solely as a clean sustainer pedal, against purpose-built sustainers? I’m also guessing your amp tone was set to clean to counteract the high gain added by the Sustain setting?


Thanks, and these videos are wicked smile

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Posted: 13 July 2011 10:57 AM | Link to this reply (#11)
bill ruppert - 13 July 2011 02:26 PM

Thanks Ecco_Luke.
Well for the theremin sound the Big Muff is by no means clean! Its a filthy dirty distortion.
At full up it creates an almost square wave from a clean guitar.
This wave form is full of high frequency stuff.
Turning down the tone knob rounds off the high harmonics created when the pedal clips or goes into distortion. This rounding off of the square wave looks and sounds more like a sine wave like a theremin.
Its still VERY distorted and best with only one or two notes at a time.
A compressor or sustainer pedal works differently and does not change the wave shape or sound of the clean guitar input.

You are right I used a very clean neutral amp setting.
I do that with all the Effectology sounds as I want the sounds heard to be from the pedals and not effected by the amp I am using.
Hope that helps a little!
Thanks again for writing.
Bill

I was considering getting one for clean sustains, as I already have a Fender Fuzz-Wah I don’t want another fuzzy distortion pedal.

Thanks for the reply, and keep up the wicked videos! smile

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Posted: 13 July 2011 11:11 AM | Link to this reply (#12)

Cool
Look at the Soul Preacher or Black Finger.
I have used both and they are great at clean sustain.
Bill

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bill ruppert - 13 July 2011 02:26 PM

Thanks Ecco_Luke.
Well for the theremin sound the Big Muff is by no means clean! Its a filthy dirty distortion.
At full up it creates an almost square wave from a clean guitar.
This wave form is full of high frequency stuff.
Turning down the tone knob rounds off the high harmonics created when the pedal clips or goes into distortion. This rounding off of the square wave looks and sounds more like a sine wave like a theremin.
Its still VERY distorted and best with only one or two notes at a time.
A compressor or sustainer pedal works differently and does not change the wave shape or sound of the clean guitar input.

You are right I used a very clean neutral amp setting.
I do that with all the Effectology sounds as I want the sounds heard to be from the pedals and not effected by the amp I am using.
Hope that helps a little!
Thanks again for writing.
Bill

I was considering getting one for clean sustains, as I already have a Fender Fuzz-Wah I don’t want another fuzzy distortion pedal.

Thanks for the reply, and keep up the wicked videos! smile

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Posted: 22 July 2011 06:12 PM | Link to this reply (#13)

BILL, that’s AMAZING !

Your version of X-files is far better then the original! I like it better because the sound is more natural then the synths they used - especially great is the rythm delay guitar…It gives me creeps - now I can’t sleep today :D ...

And that Ring Thing thing was also astonishing. I think it’s the most underrated pedal…You lot should really try to show it more…Why on earth it isn’t more popular? It’s far better shifter than Digitech Whammy, amazing ring modulator and it has also some cool modulating effect - great for experimentation…But the whammy function should be first on the list - that would attract everybody, not just EHX-loving guys…

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Posted: 29 September 2011 05:56 PM | Link to this reply (#14)

Is there a way to do the poltergeist sound using the hog instead of the pog? Thanks!

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Posted: 30 September 2011 10:26 AM | Link to this reply (#15)

Sure it may sound a bit different but I would bet it would work fine if you set the controls the same.
Bill

jochiasson - 29 September 2011 10:56 PM

Is there a way to do the poltergeist sound using the hog instead of the pog? Thanks!

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