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JamesHealey

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Zakk Wylde's Early Tone
« on: July 13, 2007, 06:54:20 PM »
Is it just me or when Zakk was using Celestion speakers on the early ozzy stuff for instance the "No Rest For The Wicked" album, his tone was absolutely fantastic! I mean totally awe-inspiring..

What happened? im guessing the only thing he changed was to the Electro Voice speakers which gave a much more "clinical" sound, heavier for sure but not as toneful imo.

anyone else noticed this or am I just a knob?

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 11:45:21 PM »
According to the March 1989 Guitar Player he was using high wattage celestions, 2 Ashley FET 500 power amps and 2 custom Metaltronix 100 watt heads. Can't believe I still have this issue around.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007, 12:06:28 AM »
He also owned a razor too back then !!
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 11:10:25 AM »
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He also owned a razor too back then !!


And shampoo. Maybe even a conditioner.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 02:00:04 PM »
he used Celestions again on the Pride & Glory LP - explains why his tone rocks on that album too.  my Zakk-mad friend informed me they were G12T-75s.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2007, 02:39:18 PM »
i thought he changed in the early 2000's to the other speakers?
suppose in the old days he didn't use his chorus so much, or have it dialed so deep.
Zakk's metaltronix rack looks confuzzling to me.
Was he ever using greenbacks?

something not to mention here... i read in a review that 'no rest for the wicked' was a good example of raw EMG's :shock:

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 08:18:12 PM »
Metaltronix eh?.. Lee Jackson has been responsible for a shed load of great 80's tones, Im sure vai was using a Lee Jackson modded marshall at some point..

It's funny how he uses all these great amps like Roccaforte, Metaltronix but he endorses Marshall.. it's such a load of bullshitee!

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 09:33:42 PM »
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It's funny how he uses all these great amps like Roccaforte, Metaltronix but he endorses Marshall.. it's such a load of bullshiteee!

Marshalls are still great amps; including the ZW signatures - not boutique, but great sounding and influential none-the-less. I do, however, agree that folk should endorse what they use, not who pays them the most...
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2007, 09:47:52 PM »
look on Blacklabelsociety.net
> Gear
>zakk page 1
and it says something along the line of
The gear Zakk uses changes due changes in product endorsements
HOW MANY BLOODY TIMES DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE!
he should have just stuck with a les paul

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2007, 10:53:43 PM »
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i thought he changed in the early 2000's to the other speakers?



he was definately using EV12Ls on No More Tears but swapped back to Celestions for P&G.

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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2007, 11:51:56 PM »
Indysmith, the JCM800 and 1959SLP are the standard of rock imo.. But there is this unfair promise that if you buy a les paul, emg's, the zk mxr pedal and a 6550 loaded 800 ur going to nail his tone.

Just ain't gonna happen although im sure u'd get close, very close.

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2007, 02:19:39 AM »
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i thought he changed in the early 2000's to the other speakers?



he was definately using EV12Ls on No More Tears but swapped back to Celestions for P&G.

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