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    from gibson.com:


    Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins have spent a good deal of time touring in support of their current full-length, Oceania, but they're ready to start looking ahead to the future. Earlier this week, Corgan dropped the news via Twitter that he and his band have official started work on the next Pumpkins album.

    "Excited to announce today's our 1st official day of writing for new SP album. Wish us luck!" he tweeted.

    Gibson's Anne Erickson recently had the chance to chat with Corgan about how he gets that characteristic Pumpkins tone. "I think if you want to get the Gibson end of the Pumpkins sound, you take any amp that has a pretty good pre-amp in it, and the treble is probably not going to go any higher than about 3 o'clock," he said. "You want the treble on 2 or 3 o'clock. You don't want the highs too cranky. You want to scoop the mids a bit, so the mids are probably somewhere in the range of 10 o'clock, and then the bass is in the range of 3 o'clock.

    "So, you want bass but not too much bass, you want treble but not too much treble and you want to scoop the mids, and that's pretty much where you start. And crank the pre-amp all the way up."

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    Good. Oceania was the first good SP album since the 1990s. Hopefully he will keep this lineup together for a while; they seem to work well together.


    • grungehack
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      I need to give that album a listen, kind of forgot about it actually.  Always willing to give S.P. a listen but I doubt anything will ever top the 90's stuff (gish thru mellon collie).