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All I needed was a big, loud Fender clean sound.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by TBOT, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. TBOT

    TBOT TDPRI Member

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    Speaking Only For Myself!

    I’m done with dirt / drive / fuzz pedals.

    All I ever needed was an enormous, loud Fender clean tone. Bass way high on the amp. Mids at Noon. Reverb way up.

    Tone all the way trebly on the guitar. Bridge pickup only.

    And just let the bridge pickup take care of that growl and bite.

    Yum.
     
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    Personally I think people hide behind distortion and effects. Not that I can play worth a damn but you can cover up a lot of s— with distortion and a few power chords.
     
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    Yes indeed! That whole "If ya can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshirt!" approach. Although, I'll never admit to having any experience with such monkey business. ;) :p
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    Deathray Tele-Afflicted

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    I hear you, but all things are fine in moderation. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water, a little well placed dirt has its place:)
     
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    loopfinding Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah but tweed squish and “almost crappy” american crunch is good too. Doesn’t always have to be classic clean vs soaring leads.
     
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    Deathray Tele-Afflicted

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    What amp is providing this glorious tone ?
     
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    It has to be a Super Reverb, or else it's not the most enormous, most loud Fender clean tone (he says while playing through a Champ).
     
  8. Tommy Biggs

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    I hear ya, but popping the right boost in front to get that magic at a lower volume than “6” is sure nice too.
     
  9. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Since 1968 my amps' mission statement has been "provide a good clean tone and reverb." I use pedals for grit.

    At my current gig volume levels, my DRRI meets the requirements.
     
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    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    I also really like clean.
    With a little bit of slap back.
    And just a shade of dirt adjusted at the volume knob of the Telecaster.
     
  13. TBOT

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    It will remain a mystery!
     
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  14. Phrygian77

    Phrygian77 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Mids at noon is not typical Fender, for those amps that have a mid control ... I'm looking at you Twin Reverb and Super Reverb. It would be more like 8-9 on the dial, to get that 6.8k mid resistor in the rest of the amps.

    Edit: if you own one of these amps, dime the mids! You'll thank me latter.
     
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    MilwMark Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Why stop there?

    Stop hiding behind an amp. You know how much they hide? And reverb? Pffft. Don’t get me started.

    Just go acoustic, already. But steel covers up so much. Better go gut string just to be safe.
     
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    I am glad you found your tone!
    I would also add that if you can comfortably play only clean (with no distortion to hide some mistatkes in playing) I really respect that. When I practice I try to play with just a hair of overdrive to really hear how well/precise do I play.
     
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    Just kidding. I’ll reveal it.

    It is a late 90’s MIM Fender Princeton 65 Solid State.

    It was an old Bill M post on here where he spoke approvingly of the amp’s clean sound that made me feel pretty good pulling the trigger on one from GC Used for $150 in great condition.

    It’s 27 pounds, has an Accutronics Reverb Tank and Clean headroom for days. Super Loud at 4 and up. Adequate home practice volume at 1-2.

    The clean channel is great, but has no mids. The drive channel has mids, but is not to my liking as far as a dirt sound, but if you switch it on, minimize the drive and jack the volume, you get a great sound.

    To me, it’s as good as my old Vox Pathfinder 15R, but with way more headroom.

    I’ve owned a Bassman and a Blues Junior. Clean tone is just as good if not better on this amp.

    I didn’t want to say what amp it was because I want it to stay $150 used! I may buy a few.

    But, I realize now that I couldn’t drag you guys away from the good, creamy tubes even if I wanted to!
     
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    Apparently you've never heard a Dual Showman with 2 15" JBL D130s, or a Twin with JBL D120s, or a Quad Reverb, or a Super Six, or a Vibro King.
     
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    twin reverb
     
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    more twin reverbs
     
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