What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by zip73 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:23 am

Zork wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:35 pm
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How does he get it to sound like that if yours is a replica and sounds nothing like that, I wonder?
It's just a very clean and thin sound. Fender Amp, out of phase switching and maybe the volume rolled off a bit. You could possibly do it with a bridge pickup only. The trick here is the playing technique with the wide and very characteristic pitch bends and the scale he uses. Sitars have this typical buzz from the Jawari bridge but there's nothing of this in the sound in the video.
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+1 on the scales and bends he's playing, strumming near the neck and tone rolled off on the out of phase position will also help.
Zork & Kinx are both spot-on. For the majority of that clip, Eric appears to have all three pickups and both phase switches on. That configuration on my clone Marauder produces a thin tone that isn’t dissimilar. However, Eric’s technique, the amp and any effects used play a role in the sound we are hearing.

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by mbene085 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:15 pm

And the amp seems to be recorded with a room mic, on top of the amp's verb, adding to that ethereal quality of the out-of-phase tone and Eastern-sounding riff.

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by offkeyericdee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:51 am

zip73 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:23 am
Zork wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:35 pm
N0_Camping4U wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:03 am
How does he get it to sound like that if yours is a replica and sounds nothing like that, I wonder?
It's just a very clean and thin sound. Fender Amp, out of phase switching and maybe the volume rolled off a bit. You could possibly do it with a bridge pickup only. The trick here is the playing technique with the wide and very characteristic pitch bends and the scale he uses. Sitars have this typical buzz from the Jawari bridge but there's nothing of this in the sound in the video.
Kinx wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:10 pm
+1 on the scales and bends he's playing, strumming near the neck and tone rolled off on the out of phase position will also help.
Zork & Kinx are both spot-on. For the majority of that clip, Eric appears to have all three pickups and both phase switches on. That configuration on my clone Marauder produces a thin tone that isn’t dissimilar. However, Eric’s technique, the amp and any effects used play a role in the sound we are hearing.
I concur. Turning on all three pickups and engaging both phase switches will produce that exact, super thin sound. My Marauder does the exact same thing - I thought it was a wiring issue at first, but alas no.
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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:14 pm

Zork wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:35 pm
N0_Camping4U wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:03 am
How does he get it to sound like that if yours is a replica and sounds nothing like that, I wonder?
It's just a very clean and thin sound. Fender Amp, out of phase switching and maybe the volume rolled off a bit. You could possibly do it with a bridge pickup only. The trick here is the playing technique with the wide and very characteristic pitch bends and the scale he uses. Sitars have this typical buzz from the Jawari bridge but there's nothing of this in the sound in the video.
Yeah honestly don’t know why I said sitar cuz it sounds nothing like one it was just a vaguely eastern thin sound so that’s what came to mind.

Infuriating that it’s labeled as a “Strat made for Hendrix” and all the cavemen in the comments have no idea what a Marauder is

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by Mechanical Birds » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:15 pm

You guys need to post more pictures of yr Marauders stat

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by mbene085 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Infuriating that it’s labeled as a “Strat made for Hendrix” and all the cavemen in the comments have no idea what a Marauder is
The strat that was made for Hendrix is the '69 Rosewood model featured at the end of the video. It's the headliner in most viewers' opinions so it looks like they titled the video in a "save the best for last" manner.

It just happens to open with the Marauder, which is infinitely more exciting to OSG folks, so I don't blame you for tuning out after they move into Tele and Strat Land for the majority of the vid.

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:25 am

No I mean, there are a bunch of comments referencing two stratocasters or whatever but I didn’t see anyone mention the totally unique/most likely never before seen by a lot of them guitar in the beginning.

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by N0_Camping4U » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:17 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:15 pm
You guys need to post more pictures of yr Marauders stat
Yeah for real! Everyone has one now! Let's see them!!! I'm still debating a type 1 or type 2 marauder build.
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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by zip73 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:15 pm
You guys need to post more pictures of yr Marauders stat
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No grovers :)

This original was apparently in a museum:

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:10 am

What are those pickups, just foils?

Though I dig it way more with the star caster headstock, that thing is really cool man

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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:26 am

zip73 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:26 pm
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Woah!

It's been a while since all the Marauder talk & forum builds but loads of old pictures got thrown into the mix.
I honestly can't remember ever seeing this one with those funky pickup covers. Cool!!
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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by offkeyericdee » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:04 am

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:10 am
What are those pickups, just foils?

Though I dig it way more with the star caster headstock, that thing is really cool man
Those pickups are actually split coils, perhaps humbuckers, of a sort. Three poles serve EAD while the other three serve GBE. This is actually a really great idea as most Marauders tend to be heavy on the 60-cycle hum.
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Re: What a Fender Marauder sounds like...

Post by Mechanical Birds » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:06 am

These guitars really are the cats pajamas and it is a crime that they never went into production. Never cared about the v1 all that much but the V2 would have been an amazing instrument.

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