Starting at time 0.00 at the beginning of the CD track, the sample runs from [10.3 - 10.8 secs].
The sample is of the last high 'C' (8th fret, E string) that Edge hits before the vocals come in (the vocals enter at the very end of the clip).
There's the trail end of the earlier 'Ab' (9th fret, B string) in there early too.
The 2 'main' delays are:
Both delays have a lot of the modulation on them (you can hear it on some of the delays in the clip especially -
the 'waving' vibrato sound). This is probably the SDD-3000 modulation, which is similar to a chorus/vibrato effect.
3/16 (450 ms), panned mostly left; you can hear it sharply in the about the middle of the sample, on the left.
- 1/16 (150 ms), panned mostly right; note how the 3rd 150ms delay (450ms) is not very strong compared to the same spot @450ms in
the left track as mentioned above.
- There's clearly a short delay (~5ms) from mic bleeds (see main page).
Here's an mp3 of me playing the main riff from the song,|
with no delay and, later, with delay.
(I turned the delay on a few seconds into the recording).
I used a Fender Telecaster (middle pickup) into a $100
Line 6 Toneport on my PC with the setup on the right, although
using the '57 on-axis' microphone setting.
I had to use a Korg SDD-3000 for the delay because
the Toneport delay options don't (yet) include a digital
delay with modulation.
Note: The song is played Capo 4 with this main chord:
AM7 Then D E A for the chorus
Here's the sample clip I studied for this song
(it's slowed down 8x maintaining the same pitch and matches the waveform in Figure 1)
Figure 1: Waveform of the sample clip
- There's 3 delays. This is the most likely signal path:
Guitar -> Signal split to A/B:
A -> 150ms (6-7 repeats) == 1/16 @ 101 bpm
(with modulation, about 70% of the inital signal) -> amp #1 -> panned right mostly
B -> 450ms (1-2 repeats) == 3/16 @ 101 bpm
(with modulation, about 50% of the inital signal) -> amp #2 -> panned left mostly
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that helped me out heaps. do you think you can put a tab up for it? cant find any good tabs around the net thanks shaun
-- shaun, Dec 19, 2006
Thank you, man. A really complete information. I think that that you put in here is enough. hnk you aaiiinn...
-- RAMON, Jun 2, 2011
What is the third delay? Thanx -mark
-- Mark, Aug 28, 2011
The site creator--invaluable analysis, so thank you--can confirm, butreading thee intro I believe the third delay arises from the fac that The EEdge runs two separate delays through AC30s a few fee apart fromm each other: "Ther' cleaarlly a short delay (~5ms) from mic bleeds (see main pae)).
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