Tones

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Intro to The Members Rigs

A quick introduction for those of you who don't know the guys rigs. More information found on the Gear section. Matt at the moment uses a Kemper modeling head with mostly manson guitars, and marshall models, with a wide variety of effects. However, in the early days, he mainly used Marshalls or the Vox AC30. Chris' amps and basses have changed over the years but the main setup remains the same. Split the bass channel into three, one clean, one with a Big Muff, one with an Animato, each going to separate amps.

Showbiz

Sunburn

(Bass) During this period, Chris was still using the Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion pedal running into a Boss LS-2 for clean blend. It is used on this song during the choruses, while in the verses he's using an upright bass on the studio version. In the live version, he's just using the clean sound on his bass guitar. After he ditched the OS-2, he replaced the sound with an Animato.

Muscle Museum

Filip

Falling Down

Cave

Showbiz

Unintended

Uno

Sober

Spiral Static

Escape

Overdue

Hate This and I'll Love You


Origin of Symmetry

New Born

Bliss

Space Dementia

Hyper Music

(Bass) A straight-forward tone, combining clean, Big Muff and Animato.

Plug In Baby

Citizen Erased

Micro Cuts

Screenager

Darkshines

Feeling Good

Futurism

Megalomania


Absolution

Intro (N/A)

Apocalypse Please

Time Is Running Out

Sing For Absolution

Stockholm Syndrome

Falling Away With You

Interlude

Hysteria

(Bass) Hysteria is one of Muse's most coveted and most sought after bass tones. It follows the standard set up of clean, Big Muff and Animato, and was recorded on a Marshall DBS 7400 amp, with presumably 2 1x15 cabs and one 1x15 cab (as this is what he used live), with a Pedulla Rapture RB5. A synth tone can be heard as well, which some believe is the Digitech Bass Synth Wah, but is actually the Roland JP-8080 synthesiser, used by either Chris or Bellamy, overdubbed over the bass guitar itself.

Blackout

Butterflies and Hurricanes

The Small Print

Endlessly

Thoughts of a Dying Atheist

Ruled by Secrecy


Black Holes and Revelations

Take A Bow

Starlight

Supermassive Black Hole

Map Of The Problematique

Soldier's Poem

Invincible

Assassin

Exo-Politics

City of Delusion

Hoodoo

Knight's of Cydonia


The Resistance

Uprising

Resistance

Undisclosed Desires

United States of Eurasia

Guiding Light

Unnatural Selection

MK Ultra

I Belong To You

Exogenesis Symphony (Part 1)

Exogenesis Symphony (Part 2)

Exogenesis Symphony (Part 3)


The 2nd Law

Supremacy

Madness

Panic Station

Prelude

Survival

Follow Me

Animals

Explorers

Big Freeze

Save Me

Liquid State

The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

The 2nd Law: Isolated System


Drones

Dead Inside

[DRILL SERGEANT]

Psycho

Mercy

Reapers

The Handler

[JFK]

(Guitar) The song utilises Whammy's 2 octave drop with some reverb added for a bigger sound.

Defector

Revolt

Aftermath

The Globalist

(Guitar) Matt recorded the opening section on a Fender amp, with a variety of 7 string guitars, such as a 7 string Fender Strat, and the Manson E Guitar

(Bass) In the making of The Globalist video, Chris talks about the octave effect being used during the heavy mid section, but for the most part, the bass part is clean.

Drones

No guitar or bass are used on this song.


Simulation Theory

Algorithm

The Dark Side

Pressure

Propaganda

Break It To Me

(Guitar) As reported in the Premier Guitar article, for the guitar tone, Bellamy used a fairly simple set-up of a (presumably) Fender Stratocaster set to bridge position, going into an A/B splitter and into a Black Volt Amplification's Crazy Horse amplifier and a Vox AC30. Both amps were set on low gain for a brittle sound. The solo on the studio version is comprised of various guitar noises processed in a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), where they've been spliced-up and reversed. Live however, the solo is performed using a combination of Kaoss pad and pick scraping noises paired with kill switch toggling.

(Bass) The bass sound of the studio version appears to contain simple clean bass and is played on a 5-string tuned to low B (BEADG). Live, Chris is using a simple low gain fuzzy tone with lots of clean blended in. The bass is doubled on a Misa Kitara during the verses for the warbly sound.

Something Human

Thought Contagion

Get Up And Fight

Blockades

Dig Down

The Void