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  • A quick cheap and easy fix.. If your Les Paul has those pretty nickel plated pup covers on them, take 'em off.. In a lot of cases, they've scattered the magnetic field enough that when you de-solder the attachment and pop 'em pff, you will get a nice little boost in the axe's testicular fortitude...
    Long sigs suck

    I have a hard time getting rid of things

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    • Cool - when you do, please do me a favor. Dial up a really narrow bandwidth boost, turn the amp down a bit and sweep it across the frequency spectrum. Make notes and write down the frequency setting of any sounds that either appeal to you (hey, I want more of THAT in my main guitar sound) or annoy you (yeah, I've got too much of THAT in my sound), or that just jump out at you and grab your attention, and then tell us what you found. Also, try the same sweep, but with a very broad bandwidth boost... see if adding a bit of that in the upper mids helps you get a bit more snarl.


      I'll try it again. The eq that I had was old 70s Ibanez pedal. Maybe early 80s. also the newer Boss EQ. I should have kept the Ibanez one.

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      • BTW, an EQ (graphic or parametric) may not be the solution for you, but it may help us define what frequency ranges Mr Growl and Ms Snarl live in...


        I'm starting to think they only live in my head.
        Oh well..

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        • A quick cheap and easy fix.. If your Les Paul has those pretty nickel plated pup covers on them, take 'em off.. In a lot of cases, they've scattered the magnetic field enough that when you de-solder the attachment and pop 'em pff, you will get a nice little boost in the axe's testicular fortitude...


          Been their done that. I likes my purdy covers.

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          • Been their done that. I likes my purdy covers.


            ROFLMAO! I hear ya, the ones on my '69 SG have been on again and off again more than "Three's Company"
            Long sigs suck

            I have a hard time getting rid of things

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            • Oh wait, damn... They are off again...
              Long sigs suck

              I have a hard time getting rid of things

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              • Oh wait, damn... They are off again...


                HAHA! Yeah, I learned my lesson. I likes em purdy. The cover to me adds warmth. Of course I am crazy so who knows.

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                • Tone hunting is a bitch...

                  So basically you're looking for a mix between Randy Rhoads "Tribute" tone, SRV's grit, and a touch of old EVH....

                  *sniffs* me too..
                  Long sigs suck

                  I have a hard time getting rid of things

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                  • OCD?

                    Troll thread?

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                    • Also play harder and with more attitude.


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                      • Parked Wah?

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                        • Wow that strat is long gone..


                          That's a sweet setup, though that jmp is more up my alley these days and i'm a les paul guy. I'm sure with 50 watts you're able to get the tubes cooking well enough. I used to have a rack version of the dual rectifier which i loved. I don't know if the lore about the rackmounts being better is true, but that was a great amp. It was from the same era and i'm sure yours sounds pretty close. Do you use the tube or solid state rectification? I found the solid state to seem a little less muddy at higher gain settings.

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                          • It sounds to me like you are describing a peavey 5150. Anyway, I've never had much success with getting a rectifier to sound how I want it to.
                            Guitars:Fender Jaguar HH, Fender MIJ Jazzmaster, Gibson Les Paul StudioAmps:2 Silverface 1970s Fender Pro Reverbs, Fender Blues Deluxe, Ampeg V4, 80s Roland JC-120Current Main RigFulltone Fulldrive II--> Keeley modded Rat--> Line 6 FM4--> EHX Deluxe Memory Man--> Line 6 Verbzilla--> Roland JC-120Other StuffKorg Electribe, iPad2 (Beatmaker 2, iSequence, Animoog)

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                            • It sounds to me like you are describing a peavey 5150. Anyway, I've never had much success with getting a rectifier to sound how I want it to.

                              NO!!! I had the head and the combo.. then I had the head modded for some bias thing and it turned into mud.

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                              • Tone hunting is a bitch...

                                So basically you're looking for a mix between Randy Rhoads "Tribute" tone, SRV's grit, and a touch of old EVH....

                                *sniffs* me too..

                                Think VH ll with a nuke attached.

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