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Cranked amp, rolled back guitar volume

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by dman, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. King Fan

    King Fan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Waparker said, 'Look thee into the Treble bleed mod or fezz parka mod.'

    Yea, verily! Strats, LPs, and hot teles really need treble bleed. And it's easy...
     
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    Install a treble bleed on your volume pot if your going to play in this fashion, IMO, but yes cook those darn tubes, that's where all the tone is
     
  3. EddieLocrian

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    Funny, I never play like this.

    I tried it once (DRRI) and all that happened was I had a cleanish tone, then, when I rolled the Vol up on the guitar it just got LOUD. It did add crunch, but it was night/day difference in Volume alone, didn't understand how I could work with that??

    Ether I'm a bit crap or I just like my pedals too much?
    BTW - I run all my pedals at about unity gain with a clean guitar so when I stomp on them I don't up the Vol much, just change the tone.


    Ok - Eddie.
     
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    Ah you beat me to the punch with your advice +++1
     
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    The sound is not the same and I prefer the sound with my guitar volume full on (more mids and treble, less muddy).
     
  6. dmagalhaes

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    Exactly!
     
  7. dman

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    Yep...I've done the '50s mod (or Fezz Parka mod) on my Tele and Strats, so the treble loss as I roll the guitar volume down is minimal.

    As I said, the fullness of the tone with the amp opened up even with the guitar turned down verses guitar on 10/ amp volume lower was pretty impressive.
     
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    Might be how you run the amp. if the amp isn't cooking/compressing, to me you lose volume as fast or faster than saturation. If the amp is compressing, you lose saturation faster than volume. At least that's how it works for me.
     
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    If you do this with a tweed Deluxe, the volume knob is a distortion knob.
    Delicious.
     
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    I've always done it that way! I want my rig to be as SIMPLE as possible. The more tools needed to complicate my sound usually means I end up more focused on tone rather than my playing.
     
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    Works with many overdrive pedals too.. Set the gain high and use the volume control.


    Best results for me are when every piece is working together, guitar, pedal, and amp... where none of the three are "choked" like the amp vol on 1.
     
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