How are you getting your favorite Tone at the moment?

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  1. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Poster Extraordinaire

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    Delay pedal set too long? :lol:
     
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    The Gain Changer is on my main board too. Great pedal!
     
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    Thanks for asking!
    It’s my 2003 MIJ Gretsch 1959 Nashville Classic, neck pickup (TV Jones Supertron), pots wide open, strung with D’Addarrio XL Heavy (12-54), 12 ft. right angle cable into a Roland Cube 80XL, JC Clean setting, a little spring reverb, a little delay (to tempo), volume at 11 O’clock.
    My next favorite is the same guitar’s bridge pickup (TV Jones Classic+), same settings and conditions.
     
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    ifallalot Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    63 Harmonic Tremolo setting on my Strymon Flint into either the Bright channel of my Bassbreaker 45 set to full crunch or into a Wampler 57 into the Normal channel set to really low volume if other people are in the house
     
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    ClashCityTele Tele-Afflicted

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    Telecaster Standard>Boss DS-2 (low gain/mid vol/Turbo II)> Mooer Green Mile (mid gain/high vol)> Orange Micro Terror (edge of breakup).
    Heavy rock with a tele'. Lovely!
     
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    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    Tenderfoot Tele-Holic

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    Those look like the speaker at a Drive In movie I use to go to:)
     
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    Tenderfoot Tele-Holic

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    Mine is all over the map as I am in a continual state of tone chasing. One thing for sure is the fact that nobody has ever said that I sounded like so-and-so (albeit I have received good comments on the tone of my amp). Guess that means I have a personal tone as close as one can get; be it good or not so good.
     
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    joe_cpwe Tele-Holic

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    Best tone? It's been a month with a broken wrist, I'm still tone free :mad:

    So listening to Jimi's tone will have to do.

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    wrathfuldeity Tele-Afflicted

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    Using a VFE Klein Bottle to get trem, delay and reverb in parallel instead of series.
     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    So sorry to hear it. Heal up brother!
     
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    jjudas Tele-Meister

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    Gretsch G2420 w/ Broadtrons , neck pickup into s MXR Fullbore Metal distortion pedal and a Boss GE-7 EQ into a Randall RG80.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Have a speedy recovery.
     
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    Right this second I have the following plugged in:
    Guitar-->Xotic SP compressor on the low mode--Catalinbread Katzenkonig distortion--Shoe Pixel fuzz--Morley volume--Montreal Assembly Count to Five--Chase Bliss Mood--Old Blood Noise Endeavors Rever--Catalinbread Adineko--Vox Dynamic Looper--Jam Man Solo out to Vox AC15 or Vox MV50 AC if I am playing through headphones or recording direct.
     
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    nosuch Friend of Leo's

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    I'm very humble or simple. Guitar straight into a fender amp – I have a vibrolux and a blues jr. which I use depending on the venue. The guitar has been a telecaster for years, but this years I've been experimenting with thinline hollow bodies. An Ibanez JSM got replaced by a Gibson ES 335 and lately I got an ES 330 that I love. Strung it with flatwounds for now – but I'm sure I'll experiment with strings and string gauges some more. I also rediscovered my cheap Ibanez AG75 – the poor man george benson. We play more jazz flavoured music right now, so the hollow bodies cut that very good – for more funk and blues oriented music and rockabilly I'll still pull out a telecaster.
     
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    Old Deaf Roadie Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Apparently, my favorite tone is unattainable by me, so I am living vicariously though other players' tones, and wishing for a different amp.
     
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    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    Tele + cable + amp + playing the thing the way I want it to sound. Recently, I've been using a cel phone tuner, so I haven't even been plugging in my Pitchblack tuner most of the time. I have been using my Bassbreaker 15 combo a lot recently, and a Mesa Express Plus 5:25 here and there. But my Ampeg J-12T and '68 Princeton Reverb (a real one, not the new one) are probably the most played amps I own. Basically, small, relatively low-wattage combos with no effects boxes.
     
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    j5jarod777 Tele-Meister

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    Les Paul w/ an Alter Ego V2 on the EP1 setting with a Marvel Drive is magic
     
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    4pickupguy Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    There is definitely something going on with the Alter Ego, especially the tape echo sims beyond the delay. Adds magic.
     
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    Now and then I have a sense that my tone is my favorite, but an awful lot of the time I settle for tone that doesn't annoy me.
    That takes a lot though, getting tone I don't find too this and not enough that or just missing that certain something the rig had yesterday.

    But to answer the OP again, today I added another change to last weeks using a different guitar with a sort of experimental pickup arrangement. From the guitar I want both a SC brigdge sound I like and also a HB sound I like, which is tough because there is no HB sound I like so far.

    Bought an old 18v Ibanez delay last night, and in anticipation hooked up the 12v Maxon delay I already have, but last instead of first.
    For whatever reason, I prefer delay before dirt, but I decided that so many years ago I can't remember why.
    Higher voltage delays should sound better with a hot signal, I suppose/ assume/ guess but have no evidence of.
    Hoping the delay with dirt will sound better this way, and now the Firebird mini hum has an odd feedback on a few low notes, not squeal, but an odd resonance with certain frequencies.

    Anyhow, changing up my rig I'm back to my sound annoying me.
     
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