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When Billy says he used the big muff, distortion 2, and the phaser for lead tones, does he mean solos only? From my understanding, he uses the big muff, but then adds the distortion 2 and the phaser for solos on siamese dream. Is this correct, or did he use them all at the same time even on the verses of songs?
ummmm what’s up with his hand
All these years I thought Big Muff was a fat bitch’s pussy...
Sooo cool!! Side note: Pale Horse has become one of my absolute favorite songs!! I love every detail about it ... lyrics, music... 🖤
What is :Sam ask fuzzola?
The "Sam *Ash* Fuzzola" is from the 60's and goes for around $600
In Where the boys fear to tread i can hear a sort of constant whistling harmonics sounds... it's made with a guitar and effects? I don't understand what it is
Live they play with Whammy effects, but nothing like on the album... sounds like a hi band flanger through a notch filter or something
Is is just me or does this video not have sound anymore? Bummer.
Come on Corgan! I don’t wanna spend my rents worth to replicate your sound😂
Notice the Spectrum what does that do?
Holy Mother Mary, THANKS for this video.
Robin Trower Over Drive ...Nice . Whats up with his hand ?
It's a birthmark called a "port wine stain" which goes all the way up his arm. That's why he's always wore long sleeve shirts
Anybody know what he used on the for martha solo
This was porn.
so it sounds like the cherub rock solo is a mxr phase 100 through mxd distortion ii through big muff plus through a steel guitar preamp or the preamp is first not sure. but supposedly it creates a bunch of white noise which makes the tone sound like a jet engine then he plays a couple pinch harmonics and a slight touch of whammy bar at a deafeningly high volume through some marshall with KT88s. I don't have the money for all that but if some one wants to try it record a vid a post it for us.
Shilpi Heyden, I'd say for the most part YES. But Billy doesn't ever use a whammy bar as he states "it wreaks havoc on your tone & your tuning". So he has the vibrato springs cracked down tight. You can't even screw the bar into the hole or feed your guitar strings through the plate cover (I assume that's why all his covers are missing on the back) when it's cranked down. It puts it in a semipermanent bend, making it a makeshift hardtail. That's why his signature Strats are hardtail's, you get better sustain as well, another important element to his sound.
He seriously has TWO Boss Spectrum pedals? Damn, that's $900 - $1K alone right there.
He also has 40 million albums sold.
If I was that reporter I swear to shit I'd nab the big muff once billy was looking away. Maybe even wheel the whole shopping cart out the door.
Holy shit, the very same Big Muff used on Siamese Dream. That thing must be worth thousands.
Bloody finger made by The Guitar Tone Company.
There's not a lot of things I wouldn't do just for a chance to go look at this magical place.
He didn't mention it, but great to see the purple Boss Hi-band flanger in there!
Bloody Finger is on Ebay and Reverb. Handmade exactly as the one I made him.
+siriusisastar damn Sirius you've been a little cranky since Azkaban huh?
Go buy it, then.
David Harrington I want one
This is one of those videos I wish never ended.
Anyone know what pedals/effects to use for the Quiet solo?
Big muff and a BOSS harmonizer and possibly a phaser. You should be all set
Try looking into P.O.G. octave-y kinda pedals. They used it a lot live during the siamese dream era, so one could assume its probably that. Good luck though!
read somewhere that part of that effect was messing with the tape speed after recording.
I want a big muff so bad RIGHT NOW. Right in my face, please.
Fuck ive been messing around with my little big muff for a year now trying to get the perfect sound for cherub rock and quiet. I had it right the whole time!
People complaining about him chucking the metal boxed pedals back into the cart - these things get stood on for a living. Plus he's had them for 20+ years and they're still alive
Right. If people only knew the amount of use and abuse they get on tour.
"we used to play that on Siamese Dream" *throws it into the cart like nothing*
I love how easily he shows you how to have the exact Siamese dream tone he had
ITS HURTS ME
send me that cart😪😆
So jittery. Seems like the camera is zoomed in or something.
I want The Bloody Finger please.
awesome, what a dude..
I'm amazed that with ALL those effects over the years that Corgan can even remember which ones he used on what songs/albums. I guess we all have kind of our mainstays, and once those are changed out, they stay in memory, although his recall here is impressive. And to those of you shocked by his "treatment" of these pedals, he is not "throwing" or "tossing" them around. Most of these are quite solidly built to withstand the force of being "stomped" over and over. All I see him doing here is merely picking them up and putting them back down. He's not being ginger about it, but not destructive. These pedals can handle it. I love the "Robin Trower Overdrive." Billy says he needs that "just in case he (Trower) shows up." Hilarious.
I cringe as he tosses these around so carelessly.
+Pondmatter Personally I'd say a vintage guitar pedal would be from some time around the 60's - 70's, which I don't think he'd put in a shopping cart.
+Pondmatter Well, they are metalboxes, I'm sure they can handle it.
He literally has a shopping cart full of pedals. Lol. Gotta love the pumpkins man.
Why is his left hand and arm red? Did he get burned?
+SkyBrotherBortz It's a birthmark. He just used to wear long sleeves all the time back in the day so no-one noticed.
The shopping cart full of awesome pedals :)
I would never bang my pedals around like that. No matter how much money I had.
+spicecrop he says quite a number of times "just got this fixed" "this one is always broken" whatever.. pedals are finiky and the dude can just get them fixed on a whim so he probably doesn't give a fuck
when was this made?
Around the recording of Oceania - 2011/2012
+The Timinator most epic come back. I can't stop laughing.
+spacemanshan my moms dead me and my dad share yours
rite after i did your mom
It's missing a bunch of phasers he used ;)
whats up with his hand?
Look at the cover of his solo album.
really it's RED ?
+Mamuka Devdariani He has Klipple Trenanay syndrome.
When you are Billy Corgan, who cares?
Mmmmmmm....just Mmmmmmm...I want them so bad...
Billy smashing pedals, oh my goooooodness!
i think i just came
wow you're a 3:42 second man, your wife/gf must be so happy
"Yeah these are on eBay right now for a thousand a piece" CLUNK!Throws it back in the cart like every other pedal he owns.
(whispered): so many ..... seeeeecrets
What happened to his hand? Looks majorly sunburnt or something.
+shonkywonkydonkey He has Klipple Trenanay syndrome.
+thenewyorkpauls Is that the mark that inspired him to call one of his bands The Marked?
That's a birthmark that covers most of his left arm and hand, overly dilated blood vessels commonly known as Port Wine Stain. It's pretty visible on the cover of TheFutureEmbrace but really in any picture of him you'll notice it. The more blood flows the darker it gets, so concert shots of both his hands on a guitar show the contrast more clearly. Probably why he usually wears long sleeves.
whose shopping cart did you steal Billy?
We've got the Robin Trower Overdrive........ just in case.....he shows up......
what do you guys think the big muff settings were? he adjusted one of them, it looked like to me 12, 1, then wide open. the other one they show at the end, i dont think that is the one he adjusted...
wish there was some where to here the bloody finger... been looking for over a year..still nothing. anyone have a demo of it?
Get a bloody finger at guitartonecompany
i bought a big muff because of billy
Billy DO MORE OF THESE VIDS!!! We learn a ton.
Random Guy- "Dude, where do you keep you pedals?" Billy-"They're in my grocery cart" :o
For sure: Jcm 800 ,boss ds1 whit a very cool preamp but i don't remember the name
ADA MP-1 into a Marshall JCM 800
I Have A GTC Bloody Finger. THEY ARE AMAZING!
Pretty sure it's just straight JCM 800 (maybe 900?) amp distortion.
The bloody finger is available at Guitar Tone Company.
I didn't even notice his hand until I read the comments; I was looking at the pedals.
I wonder what he set the Electic Mistress to in the Gish album?
I see a BOSS HF-2 Hiband Flanger here.I think that might be what they used for the sweeps on the song "Love" off MCIS.Ive got that pedal too and unlike someone else who posted here I think it sounds pretty cool.I think it sounds a lot like what you hear on "Love" but then again they might have used something completely else for it.got mine cheap 2 months ago in almost like new condition.a lot of the older BOSS pedals are pretty cool and Ive gathered a whole bunch of them now.
What did he use in Gish!!!
Oh, I've got no problem with how many he has.Except for, you know, jealousy.
haha i love how he pretty much neglects the boss pedals...
Damn large sustain-er! Mine is the size of an ant compared to that beast! Though i can't complain about mine though, its shown itself to be very nice.
a birth mark. hence the name of the band he was in before smashing pumpkins
I dont like him when he comments on the industry but I very much respect him for his guitar playing skills
I think it's called Klippel Trenauney syndrome. Still doesn't stop him from being a kickass guitar player and musician. :)
What happened to his hands at 1:12? Were they burned?
I'm afraid I can't, but I gotta ask you. What's the name of the pedal that he said he used to play the Untitled solo? I can't make out what he says and damn I want that pedal.
SHIN ei Japanese fuzz pedal. It's what the JAMC used on Psychocandy.
02:40 - BOSS SG-1
I have one of those MuTron III ones.
so distortion fuzz and phase pedals. nice
When he pulled the original Big Muff Pi for Siamese Dream and put it to the settings, I was having a seizure of awesomeness.
Can't believe he's so humble/normal. Top bloke.
this year, I will go send my message to SantaClaus...
lol search confessinons of billy corgan. he got laughed at it when he was a little kid.
no, its a relly big birthmark that covers most of kis left arm. he's lucky cuz most of the time, marks like that are on your face.
I have one of those Lovetone RingStinger pedals...weird pedal!!!
"The Bee Gee!*awkward pause* its pretty good."
thats awesome billy!!
How many damn Phasers do you need?
did Billy burn his hand?
I'm pretty sure I've had dreams about this exact situation in the past.
That was awesome!
what happened with his arm/hand?
@Crankyhappy13 port wine stain
What's with his left hand?
@PantheonLincoln just more pedals. Everyone should have pedals even if they don't play guitar.
@jacka1996 The first Big Muff he is holding I believe is the "V3" version of the Big Muff from the 1970s, the switch being a Tone Bypass that comes with the pedal. The second one he holds up which he says was the main one used on Siamese Dream is the "V4 Op-Amp" Big Muff pedal, also from the 1970s, which has an on-off switch.
I would have never guessed Billy's talking voice...I always imagined his most-common talking note to be about a about 1/2-to-3/4 an octave higher, more akin to him singing.