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TONE NAME: Siamese Dream

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Today, Rocket, Cherub Rock
  • Band:
    Smashing Pumpkins
  • Guitarist:
    Billy Corgan
  • Date: 10/5/19
  • Downloads: 2291
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  • Comments:
    In no way did I try to recreate every tone from the Siamese Dream record. I did want to try to get something close to Billy's filthy-but-controlled fuzz, with a clean tone, along with a heavy-ish rhythm track. And that's what I think I have here. Stomps on top, Snaps below, and I only did 3 snaps. I didn't try to do a lead tone yet, and there's really enough here to cover Today, Rocket, and Cherub Rock. No IRs, just Helix cabs using a 2204. I did leave some things to play with, including an Amp Drive FS to push the gain harder, if you must. The Xotic Boost comes after the fuzz because I didn't need to slam the front of the Big Muff, I just wanted to highlight it. Play around, have fun, use it as a platform.

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