How are you getting your favorite Tone at the moment?

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by RetroTeleRod, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    But at least twice a day, my favorite tone is Martin D18GE, played with a small, thin celluloid pick, into a Avantone CK-1 condenser mic, into a Behringer Xenyx Q802USB mixer, into a Fishman Loudbox Mini.
     
  2. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

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    My signature sound is my Epi Sheraton II with Vinson PAFs through my VFE white Horse comp with a touch of SST room verb into VHT S6U head with a touch of amp grit into a 10" Eminence GA. Took me well over a decade to find it.
     
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  3. ElJay370

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    1) Homebrew Tele Deluxe w/ Rio Grande Tallboy bridge pickup
    2) Boss BD-2 w/ Monte Allums H2O mod for some grit (always on)
    3) Keeley Modded Boss DS-1 for when it's time to get hairy
    4) '68 Fender Vibrolux Reverb

    I have other guitars and other pedals, but this particular combination seems to get me the most compliments.

    Of course I'd trade all of it for a double cut Les Paul Jr. straight into an old Twin or 50 watt Marshall. :D
     
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  4. Jimmy Dean

    Jimmy Dean Tele-Afflicted

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    Modded Squier '51 w/ Seymour Duncan pickups, into a Quilter Rt. 101, with a Belle Epoch Deluxe & a Flint in the effects loop.
     
  5. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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    Lately a pink American Special tele or a Music Man Cutlass (Strat, mostly) into an Origin Cali76 compact into a Flint into a Bad Cat Cub. There's a Timmy on the board, too, but lately I haven't been using it -- plenty of drive using the compressor top push the front end of the amp, and tremendous clarity.

    Plan B is either of those guitars straight into the Cub, which has plenty of drive on its own, and reverb besides.
     
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  6. ReverendRevolver

    ReverendRevolver Tele-Holic

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    Stethoscope and my tele.



    Oh, plugged in? The Duosonic or tele into the Supro , and trying to see what I can get with just the knobs. Theres frequently chorus and delay involved, but lately I've been lazy and trying to go back to less power supplies plugged in.

    What I'd rather be playing is my late grandfathers mustang, which is still disappointingly AWOL.

    At any rate, I'm happy to not be chasing a sound for once and just playing with the paint, as it were. Haven't done that in awhile.
     
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  7. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    Great thread!

    I got three going lately:

    1) Classic '50s Strat into my homemade "radio" amp: Ibanez TSA15 head into 10" WGS G10c/s speaker in the 1936 Silvertone floor radio. Smooth bells. Pickup choices all depend on mood or the song's moment, but I tend toward the neck pickup by itself, followed by neck + middle, and then middle + bridge.

    2) Esquired Tele w/ B- and G-benders into same, with Hall of Fame pedal on various settings. Ringing bite that makes ya smile.

    Amp is at about 3/4 up on volume, and 12 o'clock on bass & treble, riding the guitars' tone and volume knobs as per mood and moment. The TSA15 is very clean, but, with that great speaker, also has a lot of depth. So you get almost a delay quality even with cleans.

    3) Acoustics, usually the beater (the Sigma DM-18) or the gem (Martin D-15M).

    But I'm feeling a growing yen for the Gretsch Baritone Electromatic into the AC15C1. Sounds like a Sunday plan, and it gets the kids outside.

    And when I get the '73 Bandmaster Reverb breathing again, I won't have to do anything about the cobwebs....
     
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  8. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

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    I go back and forth between these two EQs. The key for me is dial in the mids. I don't use any other pedals, except reverb on my non-reverb amps.

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  9. Sean Mac

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    I have been playing with a Boss RC1 looper lately.

    LS2 set up with two parallel signal chains.

    Overdrive du jour (Rat or OD3 mostly) into RV5 on plate in loop A

    CS3 into RC1 into DD20 in loop B.

    Into a rewired Blackheart Little Giant 5W head and a 1960 BV 4x12 speaker.

    I get lost for hours....:)
     
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  10. Kontaktmoi

    Kontaktmoi Tele-Meister

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    Tele / Strat Custom Shop, P/U selector middle position , ALL controls on guitar WIDE OPEN.
    The chain is KATANA Clean Boost ( always on) - Boss RV-6 ( small HALL) - Fender Deluxe RI'65 4 Volume, 5 for Bass and Treble, 3 Reverb and Tremolo 3 Speed 6 Intensity ( on foot switch),

    Second best: Tele / Strat P/U selector Neck position everything else the same.
     
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  12. Matthias

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    A cheap Donner Rat clone and a touch of compression.
     
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    tele with the fender custom twin amp in amplitube with an o.c.d overdrive. i could never afford the real amp but this sure sounds good! F2-at4-plugin-cab-fender2-2x12-57-Custom-Twin.jpg
     
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  14. 6stringcowboy

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    Gretsch CVT Bridge Mega'Tron --> RangeMaster clone --> Li'l Dawg D-Luxe
     
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    335 into Mad Professor Simble & Klon clone into Fender Super Reverbs
     
  16. rickthescot

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    Just the other day I was home alone (often how this starts) and found the perfect old school Dickey Betts 335 sound. Surprise, I plugged my Ibanez AS53TF into the Peavey VIP II set to: Butcher, tube screamer, lil' delay and lil' reverb. Cranked it was pure bliss, not bad for a cheap rig.
     
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  17. NewKid

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    Tele neck pickup with volume at 7 and tone at 5 straight into a Pro Junior IV with volume at 6 and tone at 5.

    So refreshingly simple after using a Tumnus > Canyon Delay > PJIV via a Line 6 G10 Relay wireless system.

    I love guitar, cable, amp.
     
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  18. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's

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    At the moment it is pick up Martin Sinker Mahogany. Tune it. Play it. That sound is so sweet.

    But, sometimes I have a need for some harder rock. Then I pickup my Les Paul, for songs like I’m No Angel, my Telecaster for Tennessee Whiskey or She’s Not There. Run a little delay and Reverb then the sound comes out through my Reissue Deluxe Reverb or Princeton Reverb.

    Both of these work.
     
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  20. telemnemonics

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    At the moment I've moved away from my favorite tone in pursuit of betterer tone.

    And there are always one or two favorite clean tones plus six or eight favorite dirty tones.

    Always a bridge pickup and often that's a Jazzmaster pickup.
    Always a tube amp and always into a high power alnico speaker.
    Always a little delay, never spring reverb.
    Sometimes some vintage MXR flanger but subtle with no jet plane.
    Trying to get into a dash of nice vintage MXR micro chorus that technically sounds really good and not at all '80s, but it's a challenge to love.


    At the end of the day though the tone really comes from how I play, because I set the gear much brighter than the tone I want to hear, then force darker and fatter with my hands.
    Not sure why but that's my preference.
     
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