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GOJIRA GUITAR TONE & GEAR – Charvel Guitars, Peavey 5150

October 14, 2019

It’s a … There’s a red dot here What is that? Hey guys, I’m Ola Englund and welcome
to my new video Gojira is a band that, even though they existed for a good while, are kind of driving their own path in metal and my favorite album is definitely The Way Of All Flesh The production of that album is just something else Like, the guitar tone of the album is crushing But if you get into detail and listen to them carefully, they’re a bit mushy sounding but with the production and how every instrument
fits together in the mix, altogether It’s just an absolutely slaying sounding album Huh? Yeah This video will be a little different than my previous ones about artists’ tones because I don’t really have that much info on what gear was used on the album The Way Of All Flesh From my research, it seems the album was recorded using a Jackson guitar that they borrowed from Jackson, loaded with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup Today, I’m gonna use this Charvel that I borrowed
from my good friend Jensen that plays in The Haunted with me I borrowed this mainly for the fact that Joe now uses Charvel guitars and it also has a JB pickup in it. Also, tonewise, they nowadays use EVH amplifiers But they’ve also used 5150s and Rectifiers together
in the past So, not entirely sure what they used exactly,
but seems for … The All Way– … The Way Of All Flesh, most people claim they used 6505, which is what Peavey later called their 5150s But seeing how the album is sounding chunky as hell and the pickup being a more medium output pickup I guess they used some kind of overdrive
to boost the amplifier. I have no idea what type of overdrive. For the cover I did together with Delta,
check it out here by the way, of Toxic Garbage Island I used the Fortin 33 pedal to boost the amp, which resulted in a bit tighter sound than what’s on the album but for this video, I’m gonna try
a couple of different ones I have the Fortin 33, I have an Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9, I also have a Horizon Devices Precision Drive And in my cover I also use the Solar Guitar E1.6 ETC because I didn’t have this guitar
when I recorded that cover, that’s just how it is. You just have to live with that. Huh? Huh? Come at me bro. Anyway, a lot of talking, let’s just go. I’m also using a ZUUL Fortin noise gate in the loop, okay? Alright, I think that I’m done and I have sound going And this right here is the green channel
without any overdrive engaged Then red channel Engage the Fortin 33 overdrive Okay, let’s try- Let’s try the red channel real quick Neighbors love me It sounds really good Let’s try another overdrive then F*ckface A classic TS9, this is made in Japan of course. Yes It’s fine. Breathe in … breathe out … It’s fine, I’m happy today. I think, right away, this sounds more like on the album because the album is kind of like …
Yeah, it’s not really that tight sounding I mean, it sounds tight altogether, but you know,
the actual guitar sound is not super tight It’s … this sounds more like what was used
on the album So, probably they used a classic overdrive pedal like the Tube Screamer or something like that into the amplifier. Maybe less gain? That’s nice, I like that. That sounds killer. Which sounds best to boost? Green or red? You decide. Okay, you decide, I’ll wait. The only problem I have with this guitar
is that the volume knob is so close to my hand So, whatever I do I’m always kind of like … like this on the volume knob and you know, when it’s there I kind of like … I want to try and see if I can turn it all the way up
all the time, so I’m not like That’s kind of cool though, I can do that. Which I don’t really necessarily need Like, it sounds really good, I think there’s
too much gain going on and usually when you mic something up, when you mic up a cabinet, and you listen to it afterwards you will hear that you were using too much gain but it’s not as prominent when you sit next to the amp and play, it just sounds super awesome. So … Usually, when you record something for an album,
you don’t have to use as much gain as you think maybe But I mean, just sitting playing with the amp like this,
you know, you just gain it all up Okay, let’s try the Horizon Devices Precision Drive Yeah, I think that out of these overdrive pedals I definitely think that the Ibanez Tube Screamer is more true to the actual Gojira album tone to be honest And yeah, there you have it. It was a lot of fun this video, in the end,
after all the problems I had And obviously, as always, my picking technique is shining through all of this gear So whatever I do and try to … You know, I will never be able to exactly replicate any band or artist as long as I sound like myself But I’m still getting, you know, the good vibe here,
from the Gojira vibe I would say Guys, thank you so much for watching this video. If you liked it, please subscribe to my channel and give me suggestions of other artists to do a video like this for And … Come on, subscribe already, the button is
down here. Look, it’s down there. Click it, okay? And like this video.
Thank you so much guys, see you next time.


  • Reply Ola Englund June 5, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Subscribe in the name of the plastic bag!

  • Reply joe paul February 3, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    5150/6505 is the greatest metal amp….$500/$600 unbeatable!

  • Reply Jim Yanik February 3, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    I can't tell you how many times I've come back to this vid ! It's a great one man

  • Reply Alexey Lysenko February 4, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    What the [email protected] does a triangle with an all seeing eye is doing on your forearm's tattoo?

  • Reply Rene Gandarillas February 5, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Ola rules!

  • Reply Daniel Karlsson February 17, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Lead FTW

  • Reply Julian Milanesi February 22, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    6:05 for free ear rape

  • Reply Moonxperience Moon February 23, 2019 at 1:01 am

    One question Ola. Where can I get a sound meter like yours?

  • Reply Kharn February 28, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    You can get the exact same tone with a 6505+.

  • Reply -- March 1, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Do a hypocrisy tone video please!!!

  • Reply amos of the people 4 March 7, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Love this video but man you need to loosen up your fingers when playing oroborus😂. But other than that, fuckin amazing job👍

  • Reply Евгений Шумилин March 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    The irritation scream in the middle sounded like "A pure discharge of anger" which could be an excellent name for an album.

  • Reply Z É March 26, 2019 at 12:33 am

    do a varg vikernes tone video

  • Reply PapaWheelie April 2, 2019 at 2:28 am

    That Zuul quiets that amp right down amazing

  • Reply Chris Rogers April 3, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    At 4:23 I don't know what happened, but semen just started flying everywhere and now I owe that amp child support.

  • Reply Matt Montgomery April 4, 2019 at 3:25 am

    dude youre fucking hilarious , I watch youre videos everyday almost and always make me in better mood good sense of humor my friend you are fuckin awewome keep it rockin!

  • Reply Chris Pouliot April 4, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Red dot was Satan’s orb
    He was just chilling there

  • Reply zenmaster April 4, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Many thanks for you album and all the bonuses. Gojira? I don't like them for the moment. May be you will change my mind. Charvel guitars are better to play heavy metal IMO.

  • Reply Carlos Calderon April 5, 2019 at 4:36 am

    The red one is killer!!!!!

  • Reply Mike Anderson April 12, 2019 at 2:15 am


  • Reply GnopKing April 16, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Peavey 5150 is a monster.

  • Reply Brandon Boudreaux April 17, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Please do "crack the sky" by Mastadon. The chug is insane on that track!

  • Reply PV5150II May 17, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I don’t boost my 5150s. They don’t need it.

  • Reply OLarrea77 May 17, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    lol 8:53

  • Reply John P M May 22, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    One of my favorite bands now

  • Reply Lee Logan May 26, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Are you a white walker?

  • Reply Dustin Varner May 26, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Amazing tone! Solid 6/10

  • Reply Alien May 27, 2019 at 1:05 pm


  • Reply almo May 29, 2019 at 2:47 am

    9:23 air whammy bar

  • Reply Filippo Galli June 5, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Go to 4:30 and pause the video

  • Reply josh sowers June 7, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Probably the best metal setup possible

  • Reply Soldano999 June 8, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    My stepfather is their uncle i'll try contacting them. Also they use mostly van halen inspired gear but sound nothing like van halen….

  • Reply Konstantinos Ernesto Economou June 9, 2019 at 10:37 am

    It's the 365900376148347828th time I'm watching this video and I just realized that Adoration For None is playing in the background at the beginning

  • Reply Marc Beaumont June 11, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I had no idea you were in The Haunted. Saw you guys suppotring Meshuggah in London a couple of years ago. Great set.

  • Reply John Hoshell June 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    The 5150 was later called the 6505*

  • Reply korn chetumare June 18, 2019 at 2:56 am

    What is the model of that charvel guitar?

  • Reply Robert Ciaschini June 19, 2019 at 2:40 am

    The Jesu speakers are melting. That's a tight ass tone.

  • Reply John Lewis June 19, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Red channel that's why the red on the speaker

  • Reply Corey Ray June 22, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    That guitar looks like a model 3 charvel from the 80s I have a model 4 myself. Awesome guitars!!!

  • Reply Stevie Jo June 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I loved the haunted. That opening intro track. The best

  • Reply Stevie Jo June 23, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Very tinny but chugging away

  • Reply Direksone June 24, 2019 at 10:28 am

    5:21 they just play the top 3 strings open there. Sick tones dude.

  • Reply Ben Nelson June 25, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Charvel guitars are delicious

  • Reply Void or Vortex June 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm


  • Reply Stacy Haguewood June 27, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Dig those old charvels

  • Reply Chris Seymour June 28, 2019 at 11:32 am

    That shirt is bad ass bro lmao

  • Reply TobyOneMusic June 28, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Very nice

  • Reply Just Someguy June 28, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Awesome shirt, Ola! 😂😂😂

  • Reply Eddie Wayne June 29, 2019 at 7:42 am

    DUDE! I was about 4 minutes in before I noticed the t-shirt

  • Reply Downgrade June 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Green 🤘😎

  • Reply UnArmed Music June 30, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    loved the tapping!

  • Reply ShadowOfDeath24 July 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    your guitar tone videos alone make me need a 5150

  • Reply Zach Thompson July 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Dude what you said about the volume knob is exactly why I don’t like strats

  • Reply Kenneth Dunklin July 16, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Togetter? Jk. Love your work brother

  • Reply David Lawson July 19, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Very sick tone with fortin pedal. Tube screamer is wicked too..

  • Reply Citrus July 19, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    What guitar is he using?

  • Reply Davide Bonvicini July 20, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    This is one of the best video ever, fucking love it

  • Reply Дмитрий Breathing July 22, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Can y make the sound of OBITUARY?

  • Reply Frank Lira July 23, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Yo! Do a video for the Death Breath tone! It’s one of my favorites. Their song Chopping Spree sounds like lava. Or, Bloodbath, with their song Mouth of Empty Praise.

  • Reply Tyler Shockley July 25, 2019 at 1:36 pm


  • Reply Tyler Shockley July 25, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    No art of dying riffs?

  • Reply dokterkarel July 30, 2019 at 11:07 am

    by far one of the greatest guitar tones ever.

  • Reply Hudson Thomas July 31, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Sounds like it's not hooked up to a amp

  • Reply Ken Anekan July 31, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Where is whammy At 09:24 😂😂😂

  • Reply Charlie Hetherington August 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Red is better

  • Reply David Robinson August 9, 2019 at 6:24 am

    awesome video, Ola! I love watching someone as excited as I get about guitars!

  • Reply Cody Byas August 13, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Newsflash, Gojira sucks

  • Reply Lucas Zumbahlen August 17, 2019 at 12:12 am

    remind me to get a 5150/6505 some day…..

  • Reply Crimson King X August 18, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    whats that fourth pedal that he has? is that a noise gate?

  • Reply korn chetumare August 18, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    What is the model of that charvel?

  • Reply Larry Mar August 20, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Does the guitar have "glow-in-the-dark" paint? The white has kind of a weird yellow-greenish tint to it like glow in the dark toys.

  • Reply Tango Delta August 21, 2019 at 4:30 am

    So much god damn treble and scoop, this can’t be real

  • Reply Ed Mu August 23, 2019 at 4:31 am

    who is pee wee? lol

  • Reply alexrwark88 August 24, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Ola great video. now I want the Ibanez tube screamer pedal lol

  • Reply David V August 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Ola you have a nice tee shirt !

  • Reply xristo88 August 30, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    "hmm it's fine breath in, breath out, it's fine, I'm happy, today" – Ola Englund
    This is why I subscribed to the channel, thank you Ola.

  • Reply Domino Jr. September 1, 2019 at 7:19 am

    7:04 that’s the tone man

  • Reply ItsNotaTuhmah September 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    4:31 = CHUG FACE!

  • Reply The AmericanFook September 3, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I have never heard of anyone not liking gojira. Theyre pretty awesome. Shared them with my buddy; he didnt like MUCH at first. Then about 2 weeks later I get a text from him asking when are they playing in the US

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  • Reply Mike G September 6, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Gojira is the most overrated band in metal right now… ZzzZZzzzZZZ

  • Reply Sean S. September 6, 2019 at 10:34 am

    “All to get her”

  • Reply Paul Kasper September 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Most metal bands scoop their mids too much. Moreover, if they detune their guitar a step down or so, it turns everything into mud!

  • Reply Stephen Ronsonette September 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Red. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the great state of Texas. Let me know if you evee make it to Austin. I will treat you to some Franklin's BBQ! We can hit some of the local guitar shops. Peace!

  • Reply Денис Стрельский September 7, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    "The way of the flesh" is better album, thank you!))

  • Reply mEgA tRoN September 8, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Like dat gojira tone! Tight and crunchy…

  • Reply George Leodis September 12, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    How is this guitar tone at 0:00 – 0:10 mixed? The tone's attack from picking is heard in mono, while the chug cab sustain is wider (but not fully wide). Anyone has any idea how this is created?

  • Reply Duane Anderson September 16, 2019 at 6:55 am

    the uncensored portion was very funny while reminding me of myself when going to record,while I entertaining chemobrain.
    the amp and guitar do chugg in a gloriously horror show style.

  • Reply la peste WOLF September 16, 2019 at 7:10 am

    hello ola, I wanted to tell you that I really like your videos and the fact that you share your travels is a great idea !! , I am a big fan ! i love listening to you playing guitar, your riffs are powerful 🤘💀 and the SOLAR guitars are MONSTERY 🎸✨🤘 THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO! it makes me very good! I wish you a long life and full of love with your family !! and your guitarist career !!!!
    ps:je suis français 🇫🇷
    J’attend ta prochaine vidéo avec impatience 😋

  • Reply mark Ahn September 19, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Eventually your Cabinet is bleeding

  • Reply Muntch September 21, 2019 at 7:26 am


  • Reply Justin Kiehlmeier September 22, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Djent djent djent djent djent djent

  • Reply Boss Kenneth September 22, 2019 at 10:23 am

    do slipknot

  • Reply r1deftone September 22, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    I used to have that guitar. An '86 though, same color and I bought it brand new. Now I have an '86 Model 2 and I added a Floyd. It kills.

  • Reply Shawn Mazerella September 27, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Tone help with the Magma Hamronic part. (Where you do kind of like a squelie on the 3rd fret the whole time, you move your picking hand up and down the string). What kind of pedals/ settings would?

  • Reply Pete in canada # September 27, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    You a review on the noise gate holding that Down…the amp is a hissing mess without the drive pedals

  • Reply ジェダイぴぐ October 3, 2019 at 8:36 am


  • Reply Federico Matarazzo October 3, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    gaggaggaggagga ahhhh some good chunging here <3

  • Reply Emiliano Solazzi October 3, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    The Green, sounds less sloppy.

  • Reply Scott Durflinger October 12, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for turning me on to GOJIRA a very original take on the "genre"

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