Tonal Question

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by Bertotti, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. Tech21

    Tech21 Electromatic

    20
    Feb 23, 2018
    New Zealand
    Try one of these out : -


    Or This (listen from 1:30> for sound) : -


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  2. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Thanks everyone but it isn’t a sitar tone I’m looking for. If I can get something passable I will get the sound from my Kronos somehow recorded.
     
  3. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    yeah tricky one......

    I could only recommend trying a lot of computer amp/pedal sims and/or modelers until you stumble on what you're after.

    Many of those crappy modelers alleged to have Sitar presets.
    Some of them even remotely sound like a Sitar.
    Have you got any of that crap hanging around your ranch :eek:
     
  4. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Well, oddly enough I did stumble on it. It sounds like a bell brass reso electrified. But not too hot but it still needs more of the detuned overtones. I am certain I will not get what I want without some processing or multiple sympathetic strings.
     
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  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Here is a guitar as mentioned above with the sympathetic strings that is really close. I could easily make this work.
     
  6. lathoto

    lathoto Synchromatic

    633
    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    You are free to try 432 Hz.
     
  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    You can mimic a sitar on guitar with a few simple mods. Goldo/Rockinger even sell Tele sitar saddles which work amazingly well.

    Have you tried Nashville tuning?
     
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  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I don’t even know what it is.
     
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Think of a 12 string and remove all the low strings from each course, keeping all (higher) octave strings. It sounds a bit mandolin-y.

    Only 5-6 bucks if you wanna try.
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Starting all over again is gonna be rough.
     
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