Friday, August 30, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Brian May Red Special Guitar Pick Up Selector Switch Guide

Brian May Red Special Guitar Pick Up Selector Switch Guide 

Bridge & Middle Pickups

In Phase (Humbucker Tone)

We Will Rock You ~ Hammer To Fall ~ One Vision ~ Tie Your Mother Down ~ Now I’m Here ~ Bo Rhap (Main Riff)

Fat Bottomed Girls ~ Bijou ~ I Want It All (Main Riff) ~ Seven Seas Of Rhye ~ The Show Must Go On (Solo) ~ 

Who Wants To Live Forever

Clean Tones (Turn Volume Down)

Under Pressure ~ Save Me ~ Mother Love ~ White Queen ~ In The Lap Of The Gods Revisited (Live) ~ 

We Are The Champions ~ The Show Must Go On ~

Bridge & Middle Pickups

Out Of Phase (Crunchy Tone) 

Acoustic Tones (Turn Volume Down)

Crazy Little Thing Called Love 

Neck & Middle Pickups

Out Of Phase (Screaming Tone)

Solos: Bo Rhap ~ We Are The Champions ~ Somebody To Love ~ Dragon Attack ~ Put Out The Fire ~ March Of The Black Queen ~ Save Me ~ A Kind Of Magic (Live) ~ White Queen ~ I Want It All ~ One Vision ~

Neck & Middle Pickups

In Phase (CelloTone)

Spread Your Wings ~ Love Of My Life (alt tone knob) ~ Don’t Stop Me Now ~ Play The Game 

Bridge Pickup

(Woman Tone) rich slightly muffled 

Middle Pickup

White Man ~ If You Can’t Beat Them 

Neck Pickup

(Rounded Tone) Ideal for blues 

Killer Queen (Solo) ~ Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (Solo) ~ Keep Yourself Alive (Live Solo)

Neck Middle & Bridge Pickups

In Phase (Thick Full Bodied Tone)

You Take My Breath Away ~ These Are The Days Of Our Lives

Neck Middle & Bridge Pickups

Neck Out Of Phase (Rickenbacker Tone Funky)

Another One Bites The Dust ~ Live Killers Medley ~ A Winters Tale ~

Neck Middle & Bridge Pickups

Middle Out Of Phase (Bread & Butter Tone) Rarely Used 

Neck Middle & Bridge Pickups

Bridge Out Of Phase (Violin Tone)

Neck & Bridge Pickups

In Phase 

I Want To Break Free (Live Solo) ~ Brighton Rock ~

Neck & Bridge Pickups

Out Of Phase 

Keep Yourself Alive ~ Stone Cold Crazy ~ Ogre Battle ~ Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (Live Solo) ~ Liar ~ 

Death On Two Legs (Rhythm)

List complied from information from Brian May Guitars ~ Mike Ryde ~ Brian May AmpliTube 

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Ik Multimedia AmpliTube Brian May

Amazing new software by AmpliTube to recreate the sounds of Brian May 

11 new models are included, including Vox AC30-inspired combos, May’s compact ‘Deacy’ amp, plus a trio of cabinets: models of 2x12 Vox AC30s with Celestion Alnico Blue or G12H Anniversary speakers, and a 1x6 Deacy cab.

A range of stompboxes are onboard, too, including May Wah, Fox Phaser, Treble Booster and even a pedal dedicated to capturing the sound of the Red Special, offering its unique control capabilities to any guitarist.

Thankfully, there’s also a built-in noise gate, the Star Gate, to tame the hiss of those heavily boosted AC30 models.

A discography of tones have been assembled for the package by Jamie Humphries, guitarist for the stage production of We Will Rock You, while each sound boasts IK’s Dynamic Interaction Modelling to capture the sound of every component in the circuit.