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GMC Forum _ Bands and Guitarists _ I Love John Frusciante !

Posted by: Nighthawk Jan 23 2008, 01:52 PM

Hey folks,
I thought I could open up a new topic about one of my favourite guitar player John Frusciante. I know that there is already a topic about him, but this thread seemed to be pretty dead. Well, first question....does anyone know what the hell John is doing in parallel universe (californication). I always wondered what kind of great effect that is, it seems impossible to me to copy that even if you know exactly what he is doing in that song. Thx for posting answers....

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Jan 23 2008, 02:33 PM

I know he uses a Mooger-Fooger Phaser for the end of the song.

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Jan 23 2008, 02:33 PM

All the pedals he owned back then include

- MXR Micro Amp
- Boss DS-2
- EHX Big Muff Pi
- Boss Master Switch (the red one)
- EHX Holy Grail
- MXR Micro Amp (again)
- Mooger-Fooger 12 Stage Phaser (used to use a Phase 90)
- Ibanez WH-10
- Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
- Boss FV-50 Volume pedal
- Ibanez WH-10 (again)
- Zvex Fuzz Factory
- Digitech Digital Delay
- EHX Deluxe Electric Mistress
- Line6 FM-4 Filter Modeller
- Line6 DL-4 Delay Modeller

Posted by: Nighthawk Jan 23 2008, 02:55 PM

Thx for that dude,
now I try to find out what a Mooger-Fooger Phaser is... wink.gif

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Jan 23 2008, 02:58 PM

QUOTE (Nighthawk @ Jan 23 2008, 01:55 PM) *
Thx for that dude,
now I try to find out what a Mooger-Fooger Phaser is... wink.gif

It is a weird one smile.gif I'd imagine any phaser would do the trick but I thought you'd want to know exactly what he uses. He's an interesting guitarist and I've seen RHCP live before and was impressed. I do think they have gone down hill though over last few albums.

Posted by: Mark. Jan 23 2008, 05:09 PM

John Frusciante is one of the guitarist who got me playing guitar tongue.gif
He's got a really unique and melodic style ohmy.gif

Posted by: Bogdan Jan 23 2008, 07:54 PM

He is definitely one of my favorite guitarists...He is so full of brilliant ideas and has a great style..Loved what he did on the newest Stadium Arcadium.. wink.gif

Posted by: Milenkovic Ivan Jan 23 2008, 11:46 PM

Great musician John is. I really dig his style completely, know how to play many songs of RHCP and really analyzed him a lot. His singing is great too.


At the end of parallel there are several guitars overdubbed with a lot of feedback, using tremolo bar and some effects (don't know what exactly). At the very end you can hear a loud switch turning the amp off.

Posted by: Smikey2006 Jan 23 2008, 11:52 PM

mhmm his stuff is always fun to play.. my bassist loves the riffs in RHCP smile.gif

Posted by: Gus Jan 24 2008, 01:45 AM

Hey,

Frusciante is really amazing on the music he can produce (specially in combination with Flea)

I guess that people who just look into shredding speed would never put him into top 10, but yes he is one of my favorite guitarists...
A strong combination of rhythm and appropriate solos and effects.


Posted by: Pablo Vazquez Jan 28 2008, 02:13 PM

I think John Frusciante is an excellent guitarist and he is so expressive in his playing! I really like him!

 

Posted by: Nighthawk Apr 28 2008, 07:38 PM

Hi there,
I was just wondering what scale John uses exactly in his Californication solo. Because the F# confuses me a little?! Thanks in advance guys !! biggrin.gif

By this occasion can somebody also tell me how the hell I can paste some guitar pro tab bars in here in order to show you the solo part ?

Posted by: JVM Apr 28 2008, 11:10 PM

QUOTE (Gus @ Jan 23 2008, 08:45 PM) *
Hey,

Frusciante is really amazing on the music he can produce (specially in combination with Flea)

I guess that people who just look into shredding speed would never put him into top 10, but yes he is one of my favorite guitarists...
A strong combination of rhythm and appropriate solos and effects.


No but john can actually play very fast if he wants too, I seen it, I seen it!

He's one of my favorites biggrin.gif Chili peppers are one of my favorite bands.

Posted by: Hisham Al-Sanea Apr 28 2008, 11:15 PM

good musician

Posted by: Eat-Sleep-andJam Apr 29 2008, 12:26 AM

QUOTE
I LoveJohn


Join the club, we have t-shirts ! laugh.gif

ChiliPeppers have been my alltime favorite band for awhile.

And after 20 years there still producing great music, awesome smile.gif

Posted by: Nighthawk Apr 29 2008, 06:29 AM

QUOTE (Nighthawk @ Apr 28 2008, 08:38 PM) *
Hi there,
I was just wondering what scale John uses exactly in his Californication solo. Because the F# confuses me a little?! Thanks in advance guys !! biggrin.gif

By this occasion can somebody also tell me how the hell I can paste some guitar pro tab bars in here in order to show you the solo part ?

Hey, GMC can nobody help me with that out ?.... sad.gif

Posted by: Nighthawk Jun 29 2008, 11:47 AM

Hey there GMC...in the following a little excursion in the Italian language...for the interested.....I just wanted to add this little information about the right pronunciation of Frusciante 'cause it is often pronunciated wrong.
Frusciante is actually an Italian name...which could mean John has Italian roots...but however if you ask an Italian to speak that name out he will not speak out the I in FruscIante....so the "I" has only a particular function namely it indicates that sc is pronounced "sh" like in shoe, sharp, shine...if the "I" wasn't there it was pronounced sch like school, squier, scholarship...
Put it in a nutshell the " I " is not spoken it has only the function that you know sc is spoken "soft" and not "hard"....
I am not Italian but I speak Italian...so sometimes somebody who learned it can explain it better than a native speaker because he never learned any rules just knows what is right and what is wrong without knowing the rules behind it.. tongue.gif


Posted by: kaznie_NL Jun 29 2008, 12:03 PM

I love his playing too. I even wrote a wiki about him xD check it out tongue.gif

It's cool that Gabs has done a new fruscinate style lesson (number three) and Ivan has done one very recently, namely today tongue.gif

Posted by: Tolek Jun 29 2008, 12:20 PM

You made me research about him and I am really grateful!!! He is really awesome, I love him. biggrin.gif I just read that he played (or plays?) in the band Red Hot Chili Peppers. :-O I´ll be checking out each song of this band and their guitarist. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Ivan Milenkovic Jun 29 2008, 10:09 PM

You can check out my new RHCP style lesson smile.gif

Posted by: Nighthawk Jul 11 2008, 09:44 AM

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 29 2008, 11:09 PM) *
You can check out my new RHCP style lesson smile.gif

Yeah, if I was John I'd say: "Damn this guy figured out the secrets of my playing"... laugh.gif

Posted by: Bogdan Radovic Jul 11 2008, 10:49 AM

QUOTE (Nighthawk @ Jul 11 2008, 10:44 AM) *
Yeah, if I was John I'd say: "Damn this guy figured out the secrets of my playing"... laugh.gif


eheheh John is busted smile.gif lol laugh.gif
He is such an awesome player I love his work with RHCP wink.gif

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