The equipment you use is part of the sound. Back then there were the Tony Iommi G400 series Epiphones and I’ve heard hit or miss stories about those Signature G400’s Epiphone. My other Electric is a Gibson studio which cost me twice as much in 2000 as this SG cost me in â¦ A standout moment was Age of Reason which was the original take with the guys at Rick’s studio and the solo is just what Tony played on the day. ABOUT DEAN Dean Guitarsâ¦ I have been listening to Sabbath since 1974 and play an SG because of it. I almost came close to trading my then restock SG Prophecy GX ( the burgundy red ones with Gibson USA Dirty Fingers pickups) towards a used G400 Signature Iommi model I saw used at a then local Guitar â¦ I also have the TI15-112 – just purchased it a few weeks ago. The second one I bought had problems right from the start including issues with a couple of the frets (not being able to bend the strings past a certain note without them catching on the fret and cutting out), the pick-ups discolouring and turning an ‘oily’ colour and the wood around the output socket collapsing. The first one I got the wood actually warped on the fret board, sent it back and they refunded me and claimed it was a factory dud. I’ve been a Black Sabbath fan for a long time and I play guitar for about 32 years. Thanks! From there into a rack mount Real Tube 2 preamp into a Digitech 2120 into two Red knob Fender Twins on top of two Marshall 4×12’s. Watch this listing to get price drop alerts. SG Standard 60s. They were played on Yamaha drums and Zildjan cymbals. Also in the control room was a small M C Electrics effects board with full bypass switch. Do you have any idea what kind of pedals Tony uses during the solos? To anyone out there, don’t give up. Found out just days ago, that he is actually missing two fingers, and the machine he lost them on. Thank you in advance . Photo Gallery. Remember to turn down the Tone control knobs on you amp and guitar also. Sure, some bands were playing loud, heavy music before Sabbath, but they were blues-based or psychedelic. It’s amazing and I will never forget that for my whole life. If it wasn’t for Mike, Tony wouldn’t be able to play on stage. I’ve managed to get a pretty accurate live tone with a fender mustang and a boss DS-1 (Sounds crazy I know but hear me out) just dial your amp EQ to ten for high mids and lows, tune to halfstep for anything later than paranoid and dial the DS-1 eq to all the way down for tone, gain all the way up and level all the way up, it will feedback quite a bit mind you but the heavier sounding songs sound perfect. ABOUT DEAN Dean Guitarsâ¦ At age 27 I lost the pointer finger on my left hand to a machine. Thank you for whatever you were thinking Tony you are a true gentleman. I would like to know what are Tony’s thoughts on the Epiphone SG Prophecy series produced about 9 years ago? While other Sabbath member came and went over the years, Tony remained the constant. I do not own the bass, nor am I affiliated with the company on which I saw the listing of the bass. Sold How time passes. Thanks for this wonderful post. The pedal aims to recreate the legendary sound of Black Sabbathâs Tony Iommiâ¦ The Laney cabs were loaded with the old HH 41211 drivers (very similar to the Celestion G12 75) and the Marshall with Celestion Vintage 30s. though Epiphone got a minor problems with it’s guitars especially the ones produced in China,but the Indonesian and Korean generally are better. Could this be a genuine piece of Black Sabbath history I wonder? I was wondering if it might be possible to arrange a telephone interview with Tony Iommi? Seventh Star solos for instance. My first thought was Tony Iommi, as he is an SG fan, a lefty, and has a relationship with John Birch Guitars and the time period would be correct. We have a black sabbath cover band here in Brazil and would like the master Tony Iommi blessing. Brief but very accurate information? What equipment was used in the album “Heaven and Hell”? Tony Iommi's signature Gibson SG guitar Gibson SG, aka "Monkey"  A 1965 Gibson SG Special in red finish fitted with a Gibson P-90 pick-up in the bridge position and a custom-wound John Birch Simplux, â¦ I play for 42 years and getting that sound that comes of the strings with the plastic tips is impossible. Both of these labels have the aura of the 1960s! Not ONCE have I ever had any problems. I like the Korean made Signature G400’s better for some reason but if push comes to shove I might buy me the new Iommi SG Custom by Epiphone in the near future. I would suggest you go here: http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx and check your serial number. No one has mentioned that in the studio, Tony overdubs his guitar tracks quite a bit. The solo sound which I’m looking for is for example in Fused or in The DEP Sessions albums? Gear Used on the 1996 DEP Sessions Album: On the original 1996 sessions at the Cabin Studios in Coventry and Dep Studios in Birmingham, Tony used Gibson SG and Les Paul guitars, the Jaydee Custom SG, a Fender Telecaster in the ‘overstrung’ or ‘Nashville tuning’ mode, a Steinberger Transtrem guitar, a Gibson J50 acoustic and a Fender nylon strung classical guitar. Below is Mike Clement, doing what he normally does during a gig. For tracking, most songs used the Laney TI100s and Marshall amp heads and a combination of Gibson Custom Shop Iommi model SGs and Les Pauls. Glenn used a Fender Jazz bass and a Warwick bass. I can rip many thousands with this. 1, The Old Boy), The Tony Iommi/Laney collaboration By Mike Clement, http://www.guitardaterproject.org/epiphone.aspx, http://www.flyguitars.com/gibson/bass/1961-EB3.php, – Tony “Iron Man” Iommi parte I, A genialidade Sabbath(ica) no período com Ozzy | Xavis Own Experience. Ultimately the sound created was down to how Tony played. It’s kinda citrus smelling too and I think that helps harden the callouses a little. 1 Finish Options . During the recording of 13 Tony used a combination of his new signature Laney TI100, an old Laney Klipp and a Laney Supergroup. is an awesome guitar, I have 2 plus the worn cherry version. Do you have an email adres of Mike Clement, Chad Hallman? The amps were set up in the control room. Celebrity signature guitar straps by Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, â¦ Epiphone Limited Edition Tony Lommi Signature SG Custom Electric Guitar This strap is made of soft, yet sturdy cowhide leather, with the Iommi logo â¦ that’s what really got me into playing guitar that song nearly blew my eardrum out it was so loud lol. $99.99. Hello, I write for Guitars Exchange magazine, and many of my articles are republished in top Spanish newspapers like ‘Marca’ and ‘El Mundo’. The original 24 track 2” tapes were transferred to the digital ProTools format by Mike Exeter, who had engineered the DEP sessions. Would love to have a lefty custom shop SG. I use to work as a carpenter in a cabinet shop. Even after all the crazy changes that heavy music and heavy guitar has gone through in the past 45 years no guitar cuts through like Tony’s! Black Sabbath Tony Iommi Signature Black/Silver Guitar Pick 2016-17 The End Tour. These were played using the Laney TIs and the Marshall. I’m 46 now, and play better left handed now then I did as a kid right handed. I NEED GUITAR STRINGS!! Classic SG attitude is enhanced with mother-of-pearl cross â¦ $579.00. The pick-ups have discoloured with this one too and am worried its just a matter of time before another major issue surfaces. all from GAK, Never had a moments problem with any of them !! I must have played that thing a million times! I turn-off the amps built-in Boost and stomp that Boost ON when playing Leads. I currently own a Gibson SG Melody Maker in black in like new condition I bought used at a mom and pop store in NC and currently paying on a used Epiphone SG Prophecy GX like the one I had in 2009 and a vintage Japanese version of a Xaviere XV300 SG thats about as old as I am ( I will be 40 this year 2017). It takes a team to make a classic record like this!!! What a kKiller Guitar!!! The Epiphone Tony Iommi signature g-400 sg is a GREAT guitar, regardless of price. Different guitars were used as some songs were in D# and some down to C# with low strings sometimes going down to A#. I found THE perfect gift # wearyourmusic iommi strings bracelet HOWEVER not in the size I need!!!! I think I read that somewhere. The signal path was guitar into M C Electrics A/B switch (to allow routing to Korg rack tuner), into the bypass switch on the effects board, then into a Pete Cornish active splitter/ground-lift unit, then out to whichever combination of amps was being used and finally out to the cabinets via heavy gauge speaker cables. So it CAN be done !! Black Sabbath. Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. he may have an answer for you ? The studio features a very large live room and a separate control room housing the SSL mixing desk, the Pro Tools computer system and the sound processing gear. I have not had any problems with my epi iommi sig g400 at all only had it ruffly a yr but sounds fantastic plus the cross inlays on the frets are cool, Hi Tony. TONY IOMMI. Uni Vibe? The overdubs used a selection of the amps depending on the sound required. I love the Black Sabbath and nonetheless i/m a big fan for a long time. â¦ I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I’m from Melbourne…love your guitar setup, sounds sick. I have been a Sabbath fan since they started, seen them live at least 40 x. I am currently in Gdansk Poland and visited the newly opened Hard Rock Cafe, which prominently displays a gold sunburst left-hand Gibson Les Paul (signed by Tony). Harald , have you tried emailing Mike Clement, Tony’s guitar tech ? hey herald you and me both lol have to say probably my best song to see him play in concert. How is that a âthingâ? My guitar of choice would be the SG Supreme in Emerald Green!!! They were recorded via a little single speaker combo at very low volume at Tony’s home studio. It's also an amazing value. The acoustic parts were played on a Taylor 815L, a Gibson J 50 and an Epiphone PR 350CE. Just way out of my price range. Support independent music stores & gear makers. Most of the guitars used were custom built “New Boys” (replicas of Tony’s stalwart “Old Boy”) made by the original luthier John Diggings (Jaydee) along with a couple of his signature Gibson SG models. Bought the first guitar from a reputable guitar shop in Northern Ireland, the second from http://www.gak.co.uk and the third from a guitar shop in Edinburgh. I found out much later that Tony played left handed, and was missing a finger. Some major influences in his music have been Tony Iommi, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Dave Mustaine. It can be done. Where are you buying your “Epiphones” from? Peace to you and yours, Brother Iommi. Shimmery clean parts either had a chorus or a Leslie rotary pedal to give width to them. I have researched other people for whom I thought it might have been and they have said it was not theirs. I punish a new Vox VT40X modeling amp quite often. I started playing guitar 4 years later and have now been playing for 13 years and still have no clue how Tony gets that MASSIVE tone from! Where bands like Zeppelin for example, balanced heavy music with other styles, Sabbath made hâ¦ And oh, yeah â how about inventing Heavy Metal? Tony Iommi âMonkeyâ Signature SG. Hope this helped ? (foot switch FS1 by Laney – not expensive). Of course, the sound quality â¦ His setup is incredibly simple and, like most great guitarists, it comes from his fingers. Jim C. I just bought an Orange Rocker 15 since Laney amps aren’t available in my country. I am just a crazy gearhead who loves answers to questions like this. Rock 'n Roll, heavy metal leather and non-leather vegan goods, hand built in the USA. The same guitar gear set-up was used throughout the recording phase of the project. All guitar strings used were by La Bella. Guitar effects were provided by a Peavey TubeFex unit. BLACK SABBATH 2009 Black Tour Guitar Pick!! Gibsonâs Tony Iommi humbucker is a fan favorite among the hard rock and heavy metal crowd. TONY IOMMI custom concert stage Pick. Guitars used here were mostly the Iommi Custom Shop SGs, the P94 loaded Epiphone Iommi SG, a Fender Telecaster, a Fernandes Sustainer and the Strat. Got the Epiphone Tony Iommi sig guitar a number of years ago. It was Tony Iommi who found and embraced the dark, eerie music and riffs that would launch a whole new musical genre. any hint on where my setting should be? Been a Black Sabbath / Tony fan since my brother brought back the album Paranoid from Germany when he was in the Army. This is the Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom with an ebony finish, mahogany body with cross inlays across the ebony fretboard, 24 frets for two full octaves of riffs, and a set of Gibson USA Tony Iommi signature humbuckers. Cleaner bits used mostly the Vox head though some used the clean channel of the Laney TT100. The Ltd. Ed. This is the Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom with an ebony finish, mahogany body with cross inlays across the ebony fretboard, 24 frets for two full octaves of riffs, and a set of Gibson USA Tony Iommi signature humbuckers. Although, of course, a lot of the Oriental counterfeiters just copy the serials along with the guitars anyway. My ring finger tip has been removed in an accident. Chorus? When the show was over I realized the riff I was singing in my head for from Hole in the Sky. Its Sabbra Cadabra overdrive will be getting a limited-edition run featuring new created by Matt Stikker. Just purchased the Epiphone SG Tony Iommi in left hand. 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