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Tone (HELP)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Croftcw, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

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    Definately .. thick picks are the ****!


    But like many say here .. I'd start clean and work from there.

    I originally had a fender super six reverb ... but I was young and it was sooo hard breaking it up, so I moved on to a 900 marshall and that was basically it. Since then I just go guitar, a two channel amp and a cable, the tele is a bit weak compared to the gibson, so if need be, I might add a clean boost, which I have turned on all the time btw.
     
  2. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Friend of Leo's

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    Volume and gain vs tone, as some have already said, is easier to control and shape with true bypass pedals. If you don't want to spend a fortune Danelectro do some nice - and slightly wacky - transparent overdrives. Not bad quality for the money either and will sit noislessly in your pedal chain until needed.
     
  3. Croftcw

    Croftcw TDPRI Member

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    Tons of great advice here. I do like the sound of the twin but it has not been serviced in a LONG time. I am actually borrowing it. The 6l6's have been replaced recently but the caps haven't and I know the speakers need some work. It would probably sound a lot better after a visit to the amp-tech. I will say that the advice about the controls on the tele and stripping down the board has been monumental to say the least. I got rid of the wah, delay, and compressor and kept my ts-808, tuner, paisley, and volume and almost instantly my tone was enriched. I rolled off about a quarter of the tone on the guitar and took the volume down and my tone is actually....really nice. The increase in volume has been much better than a compressor for leads. I set my overdrives at the right levels to allow for a quick switch between a little beef to it and a good amount of gain for the rockier stuff. I switched up the chain and the VP now only controls volume and not gain. This has been amazing and I have a warm buttery overdrive with the ts-808 and the light snap with the Paisley. My clean drive also sounds incredible with the tone and volume adjusted right on the guitar. I think switching out the n3,s and getting the amp serviced will really put the icing on the cake. I am loving this set up because I don't waste any time fiddling around and I get a good consistent tone with very minimal pedals. It is raw and sounds SO much better. You guys rock, thanks so much for the suggestions!

    -Chalmers
     
  4. Agitator

    Agitator Friend of Leo's

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    That's what I'm talking about.
     
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