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  • I'm sick of my other guitarist's shitty tone....

    He runs a mexi strat with unpotted pickups into a fender cyber twin. I'm so sick of his tone. It sounds like ****************************. Digital ****************************. luckily yesterday his amp was feeding back so bad that he let me tweak settings. Now it sounds like a muddy rectifier....and that's about as good as it gets with single coils. His amp was still feeding back like a mother****************er, (thanks single coils!) so I was nice enough to lend him my iSP decimator. That fixed all the problems.
    But how the **************** am i going to make his amp sound any better?
    I'm debating bringing up my traynor and convincing him to play through that, becuase atleast then it won't waste space in the mix.
    I'm running out of options

    Also: found out my RG550 in road flare red GLOWS under a blacklight. sick.
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  • #2
    maybe he thinks the same thing about your tone.
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    • #3
      yeah ? my bernie rico jr custom vixen glows under blacklight too, and has glow in the dark inlays to match.
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      • #4
        maybe he thinks the same thing about your tone.


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        • #5
          yeah ? my bernie rico jr custom vixen glows under blacklight too, and has glow in the dark inlays to match.


          I have a maple fretboard, so the inlays are black. Made it a little hard to tell sometimes :
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          • #6
            I doubt it. And it's not like it's insulting to him since he told me he hates the way his amp sounds....


            tell him to get a new rig...? :idk:

            like this:


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            • #7
              ...he let me tweak settings. Now it sounds like a muddy rectifier....


              Maybe the problem isn't the amp.
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              • #8
                murder/suicide.
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                • #9
                  oh, and an A2M/Gape for good measure before the Murder/Suicide. :thu:
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                  • #10
                    Maybe you don't know how to dial in single coils either. Just because they aren't potted doesn't mean you should be getting a lot of howling. Sounds like way too much gain. And those cyber twins when they are dialed in correctly can sound pretty darn good.
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                      hecticone wrote:
                      Maybe you don't know how to dial in single coils either. Just because they aren't potted doesn't mean you should be getting a lot of howling. Sounds like way too much gain. And those cyber twins when they are dialed in correctly can sound pretty darn good.

                      And those cyber twins when they are dialed in correctly can sound pretty darn good.

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                  • #11
                    I think he ought to get a Bugera of some kind.

                    Thoughts?
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                    • #12
                      Maybe you don't know how to dial in single coils either. Just because they aren't potted doesn't mean you should be getting a lot of howling. Sounds like way too much gain. And those cyber twins when they are dialed in correctly can sound pretty darn good.


                      turning down the gain probably is the problem. but his pickups aren't of very high quality, they are true single coils, and not potted at all. it's like a bad combo for feedback.
                      I didn't put a TON of effort into it, but i tweaked for a good 10 minutes. We even swapped out the preamp tubes for a Ruby HG+ and a Tung Sol. When I played my RG through it, it sounded MUCH better.
                      I'm convinced something in his rig needs to change...
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                      • #13
                        Depending what year the mexi is really does matter. A lot of mexi's have very workable pup's. Tone is never a given especially in a 2 guitar band. Get the best possible tone out of his gear and adjust yours around him. Good luck.
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                        • #14
                          I know what you mean, dude. Several years ago I was in a band (downtuned metal) where the other guitar player was using a JCM 900 Dual Reverb. I was using a Dual Rectifier. He had his gain dimed, mids at maybe 2, treble cranked, etc. THEN he was boosting it with a Marshall Jackhammer pedal with the gain and level dimed. Sounded like dry ass. He kept complaining about not being able to hear himself. I offered to tweak his rig. I turned down the gain and treble, and turned up the mids. Took that goddamned Jackhammer pedal out, and replaced it with a simple Super Overdrive, gain at 0, level maybe at 60%. I also threw a 7-band eq in the effects loop, and tweaked the levels. That thing sounded GREAT after about 35 minutes or so of tweaking the levels on the pedals. He just shook his head and went back to what he was using originally. :facepalm: He kept complaining, but I never offered to help after that. He just refused to change his rig.
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                          • #15
                            He runs a mexi strat with unpotted pickups into a fender cyber twin. I'm so sick of his tone. It sounds like ****************************. Digital ****************************. luckily yesterday his amp was feeding back so bad that he let me tweak settings. Now it sounds like a muddy rectifier....and that's about as good as it gets with single coils. His amp was still feeding back like a mother****************er, (thanks single coils!) so I was nice enough to lend him my iSP decimator. That fixed all the problems.
                            But how the **************** am i going to make his amp sound any better?
                            I'm debating bringing up my traynor and convincing him to play through that, becuase atleast then it won't waste space in the mix.
                            I'm running out of options

                            Also: found out my RG550 in road flare red GLOWS under a blacklight. sick.


                            Full of win!

                            Throw that POS mex axe on the fire and get hime into a better gutar.
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