i'm mostly active on stack overflow, but as i like the overall platform/concept so much i figured i'd give this here a try!

basically, my question is in the title, and here's a link to the song:

i'm referring to the heavily distorted guitar that somehow still blends into the background (listening on bose quiet comfort headphones); it plays on the quarter notes. i'm wondering what techniques might have been used, both in regard to the guitar sound (i.e. pedals, amps, guitars) and to the overall recording/mixing/mastering process, and how you would go about replicating this sound in a modest home studio.

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You have actually chosen an incredibly difficult question to answer as Kevin from mbv has a lot of pedals in use. This is his main board:

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And he also uses a couple of other boards on stage as well, switching between them. I don't think anyone has a list of his settings used in that song, but check out effectsbay.com's article here.

  • yeah. absolutely insane isn't it. he's an absolute pedal-wizard, that's for sure
    – nikUoM
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 20:16

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