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23 minutes ago, Flames said:

I've been doing a bit of research, and i think that Tom used a Fender M-80 Chorus head live for this, it's the most similar looking i can find. It's really cool to me cause He used to use a Fender Princeton Chorus and a Fender M-80 Preamp in 93. 

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Great find

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28 minutes ago, Ry-Bread said:

Jeff is 100% coming on, let me know if there are additional questions I need to ask him.

If anyone has contact info or knows where to find O, I’ll start working on him. EDIT: Found and inquiring.

Anything I posted in this thread regarding Tom's gear on the record.... Guitar, pickups, amps, any amp settings Jeff remembers or has notes of from CC, Uranus, and Lemmings.

 

Would love to get notes/info from Trombino about DR. I messaged him on Facebook last year but never got a reply.

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43 minutes ago, Ry-Bread said:

Jeff is 100% coming on, let me know if there are additional questions I need to ask him.

If anyone has contact info or knows where to find O, I’ll start working on him. EDIT: Found and inquiring.

yes man what a DREAM!!! i want every detail we can suss out for all the sessions he participated in. i'll email you @Ry-Bread.

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6 minutes ago, Ry-Bread said:

Cool. I’m assuming @daveyjones list will cover your questions as well @blinkstillrules,  just shoot me some questions in layman’s terms - I’m not a gear head so need to be able to ask them effectively. 

I'm sure Davey will have it all covered. If you wanna share Davey's questions here, I can read them and if I don't have anything different to add we should be good. @Q182 may have some as well.

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10 hours ago, Diddy Faplord said:

So weird if he was in the neck position! Wtf. Maybe he hadn’t figured out the guitar yet. Then again, maybe he still hasn’t. He uses a dirty fingers humbucker in a hollow body played through a vox 🤣

I fucking hate Tom's rig and tone since he went to Gibson haha.

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7 minutes ago, blinkstillrules said:

I fucking hate Tom's rig and tone since he went to Gibson haha.

yup. barf.

cheshire cat and dude ranch have zero effects on them, save for some vocal reverb.

tom, if you want to drown unsophisticated octave riffs in a deluge of pedal effects, just audition for the foo fighters, bro.

HAHA. Tom Deluge.

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One of the coolest things about this video is we now can assume with reasonable certainty why Tom's sticker strat had a JB Jr and a Hot Rails in the middle and neck positions when he was using an X2N in the bridge. The X2N was added later after the other two.

Also Cheshire Cat being recorded with the Hot Rails and middle stock Fender single coils combined in selector switch position 4 is mind blowing.

Might be safe to say Buddha and Short Bus were probably recorded in position 4 with the middle and neck single coils on the red strat.

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13 minutes ago, daveyjones said:

yup. barf.

cheshire cat and dude ranch have zero effects on them, save for some vocal reverb.

tom, if you want to drown unsophisticated octave riffs in a deluge of pedal effects, just audition for the foo fighters, bro.

HAHA. Tom Deluge.

I remember when he appeared on MTV TRL to play Feeling This with that fucking custom Gibson right before self titled dropped. I was like WTF where's the strat? I thought the red Gibson was a BCR thing.

20 year old me was bummed having loved those strats haha. I was even more bummed when he decided to go delay pedal crazy and using Vox and Fender amps with AvA and with blink post hiatus.

 

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18 hours ago, Q182 said:

Right there with you. I love this discussion! 

With all this evidence/info I really think it’s the Hot Rails JB Jr. on CC, and that the JB Jr. is a bridge model pickup. The tones on CC aren’t very crunchy as opposed to Dude Ranch, which is the X2N full on. 

I tried my VL-1002 today with my sticker strat. I used @daveyjones Cheshire Doubletime settings and tried it on position 5 Hot Rails only and position 4 Hot Rails and JB Jr. together. I think position 4 sounded dead on.

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16 hours ago, blinkstillrules said:

I remember when he appeared on MTV TRL to play Feeling This with that fucking custom Gibson right before self titled dropped. I was like WTF where's the strat? I thought the red Gibson was a BCR thing.

20 year old me was bummed having loved those strats haha. I was even more bummed when he decided to go delay pedal crazy and using Vox and Fender amps with AvA and with blink post hiatus.

 

You didn’t notice the Gibson in the Feeling This video beforehand?

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1 minute ago, Diddy Faplord said:

You didn’t notice the Gibson in the Feeling This video beforehand?

I saw the live performance before I saw the music video. I heard the song way before that though. It was originally called "Action" and leaked online ripped from a Madden game.

 

This is the performance I'm referring to:

 

 

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59 minutes ago, blinkstillrules said:

I saw the live performance before I saw the music video. I heard the song way before that though. It was originally called "Action" and leaked online ripped from a Madden game.

 

This is the performance I'm referring to:

 

 

Yea I forgot that it was called action and on Madden! That brings back some memories lol

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Theory: Tom got the idea for the X2N from Billie Joe Armstrong.

We already assume he probably angled that bridge humbucker like BJ did with his in blue, but in this pic from the early 90s, you can see the Bill Lawrence humbucker BJ has angled in the bridge looks like a DiMarzio X2N at a first glance. I wonder if Tom thought it was an X2N and that's why he put one in his sticker strat.

As @Q182 pointed out to me in chat, the poles on the X2N are thicker, but at a glance and not really knowing anything of Bill Lawrence, I think it's easy to mistake BJ's for a DiMarzio X2N.

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