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Need new tone



Need new tone

Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:15 am

..I recently aquired a new (but old from the 70's) Fender Concert amp....I use primarily a Tele (as I am a fender man through and through)...because of this my ear is more drawn to a more "fender sound" (cleaner, a little more trebley)...but as time has gone on, i've been wanting that unmistakable fender sound, but with a little more of a gibson crunch...maybe a "Roundabout/South Side" sound...anyone have some good settings or advice that might help me???

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Postby guilddigger » Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:42 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>harrison, congratulations on your choice of axe! i also play a tele, through a -68 twin reverb amp, (the model without master volume). i keep the bass and treble fairly low, around four or five and tweek up the mid to eight or nine. it gives a pretty clean sound that still has a bite. let me know how it goes.


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Postby psychopomp95 » Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:59 pm

Strats have a bit of a thicker sound to them, of course, while still retaining that high-end bite that Teles have, maybe to a SLIGHTLY lesser degree (fine by me - Teles can be ear-piercing at times, such as Steve's playing on Relayer)! <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> So getting a Strat is an option, although I'm not sure how much money you have to throw around!

Maybe a cheaper idea (and one that works 95% as well if you work it out right) is to get an equalizer... for a hollowbody-type sound, crank the "high-mids" (about 1.5 to 2kHz I think...?), cut the bass slightly, and leave the treble where it is - combine that with a fairly mellow overdrive, and you have a good approximation of Steve's tone. At least, that's what I've done with my Korg FX unit, and I use a Strat! <img src=pix/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle> So considering that, it actually works fairly well to get that "clucky" sound of a hollowbody Gibson when clean, as well as that really soupy distortion that contrasts well with lots of trebly instruments - for instance, a Bruford and a Squire for the rhythm section! <img src=pix/silly.gif border=0 align=middle> And I guess it depends what kind of pickups you have, too! But it's worth a shot, if you have an EQ unit!
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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:16 am

thanks guys! i'll give it a shot!

i have a strat by the way, i just play my tele about 95 percent of the time

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Postby stevehoweistheMAN » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:18 am

also, any analog eq units?? i don't do digital anymore...<img src=pix/icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby style0 » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:56 pm

For the last 10 or so years I've been a strictly Tele guy too. I've got a 1966 mahogany bodied Tele, with gold hardware much less. This is the best guitar I've ever played. I also needed to get a more Steve like sound for the Yes Tribute band I'm in. I tried everything, and I finally hit on the soulution. It's a 1999 Hamer Echotone 335 copy. This is the coolest $300 guitar I've ever played. It's sooooo smooth, and it gets the tone I need just by plugging it in. I know it's hard to set that Tele down, but sometimes you gotta take one for the team. I'll take one with this Hamer without any gripes.
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Postby Greenglade's Frog » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:12 pm

Here's some crunch on my Peavy 40 watt and Strat
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Re: Need new tone

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Re: Need new tone

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