Adam in Guitar world

Just read the interview with Adam from the Guitar World magazine.  Thanks to dvn and boatloadoffunk on Toolnavy for the scans.  Here’s some of the highlights I picked up:

  • Adam uses a Talk Box during one track.  Not sure if I misread it, but I got the impression it was on the track 10,000 Days.
  • There’s more guitar solos on this recording.
  • Justin uses a Fretless Bass.
  • Maynards vocals are heavily processed and distorted.  Much more part of the music than up front.
  • The album is self produced, with Barresi engineering and mixing, though Joe’s role is about the same as previous producers.
  • All of the members of Tool agree on Sacred Geometry.
  • Adam and Joe had plenty of Pedal modifications done.
  • Adam uses the Gig-FX Chopper pedal, and uses it with a volume/wah pedal to control the effect.
  • All songs except for one were written before entering the studio.
  • A “Pipe-bomb Mic” was used during record.  It’s basically a brass tube with a guitar pickup inside used as a microphone.
  • He was impressed with Bogner, Rivera and Joe’s Peavey amp, though will probably continue to use his Diezel/Marshall setup.
  • “Please don’t say that I play an E-Bow” – Adam doesn’t use one apparently, despite what the E-Bow website says.
  • Adams sustain comes from Attitude and Effect pedals.
  • One of Maynards lyrics is “Who are you to wave your finger?”.  To which Adam replied “That’s the pot calling the kettle black”.  From the song The Pot?

It’s a good interview, and there’s some much I haven’t mentioned here, so do the right thing a buy the magazine when it comes out (this Wednesday I believe).

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Dorepoll
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Dorepoll

Someone want to fill me in on Sacred Geometry?

niggerface
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“It’s a good interview, and there’s so much I haven’t mentioned here, so do the right thing and buy the magazine when it comes out (this Wednesday I believe).” – The question is will you buy it too? Or are you being a hypocrite?

meme
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meme

nothing wrong with a little hypocrisy to keep your friends on the edge… it makes things safer for everyone.

niggerface
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By the way, the site rocks. “THE BEST” Tool news site I’ve ever seen..

rimb
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rimb

I’ve just downloaded “Those Shoes” by The Eagles. Very interesting and extremely similar rhythm to Sober. Talk box solos sound cool too.
Check it out if you can.

meme
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meme

heh
i just realized, hellboy, that your avatar is just a fuzzed pic of your face and shoulder…
i had always just seen it as an abstract smudge.
does that mean i’ve altered my perception?

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Finnesse

The start of that Wikipedia definition reminds me of George Bush trying to define tribal sovereignty.

On a bit of a side note, last night I heard the first single from RHCP ‘Stadium Arcadium’ on radio. It was released at least in Melbourne at 10pm. For the first time it made me think that I really want to be able to hear ‘Vicarious’ in a similar way. Up until now I was content to just wait until the album was released – stupid of me! Anyone heard any rumblings of when it might premiere on OZ radio – and which station?

meme
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i tend to believe that once you expand your awareness, there’s no turning back… the world is on a constant vector of advancement, and to stop is to die (and even then, who know? perhaps we grow beyond our setbacks and are truly enlightened…)
divide by zero and reach infinity.

CorpseGrindeR
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woah, more solos? did adam ever really do solos? hahaha just kidding.

i cant wait!

CorpseGrindeR
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haha…sure..vegemite fagg0rt!

jamie
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can anyone tell me exactly when this issue is coming out? according to guitar world it’s already on stands, but i’ve checked… the search has been fruitless thus far.

hellboy
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Comes out on the 11th of April in the US. Subscribers have had it for over a week already.

No idea if/when it comes out worldwide.

jamie
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ahh well that’s good news because i’m in the U.S. and that would be today. 🙂

jawsaw
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the talkbox is used on the guitar solo in the track “jambi”

Susan
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Hi – I would like to make a small correction:
The Gig-FX Chopper has it’s own expression pedal on-board – it is the first pedal of its kind: you can speed it up or slow down while you’re playing. You can hear how it works on the player at our site – there are a bunch of sound samples.

Susan
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Yeah, it’s a fun pedal, and rather addictive to play with! Our site has them at MSRP, but you can get it for less elsewhere.

I can’t wait to see Tool’s live show. Missed out on the tix to May’s show (Boston sold out in 10 minutes), but hope to catch them when they get back from Europe. They are amazing – the most innovative and talented band of this generation.