I love the guitars on these songs just wondered how to go about getting the tone if I wanted it.
With the right amp a JB will do that all day.
BTW...never heard of the band before but a quick Google search showed they the guitar player (Bill) used to endorse Yamaha guitars, played mostly Pacifica models and used JB's and sometimes Distortions...his amps were Marshall, Soldano and Fender and he used Rivera amps live.
So...like I said. With the right amp...JB all day long!
I figured it might of been a Marshall but wasn't totally sure. Im sure my Blackstar could pull it off but im not sure if I would want to swap my C8 for the JB or even put A8 in to the JB. I think the JB is already hotter then the custom wind and might be too aggressive sounding especially with A8 in a JB.
All that, and I think most of it's double-tracked.
I remember hearing he was using the Randall modular series amps, an RM100 specifically. Unfortunately, I only know that one of the preamp modules was an SL+. But it sounds like he switches amps quite a bit. I think the JB would do that tone all day.
JB8 is a really beastly sounding pickup. ferocious and firebreathing IME. Not all that much higher output than the Custom 8 though. It is higher output, but not by leaps and bounds.
That said I don't think it's too aggressive. It's just the right kind of aggressive. I actually prefer it to the Distortion.
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Bill was suing stock Yamaha RGZ guitars, and Yamaha amps. He didn't start using the Pacifica, until a bit later. Even then, it was the stock DiMarzio pickups. Now, he's using Duncans, and a Splawn Quickrod.