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09-20-2013 08:44 AM - edited 09-22-2013 06:17 AM
A lot of discussion on "tone"...and right so, right? This is wehere we come to...uh...what was it...find the right amp and maximixe the tone of your current amp?
Some say tone is in the amp, some say fingers, many say both. There's actually a lot of components in the sum total. Ever notice how one player might say a rig sucks, and maybe he actually does sound sucky on it?, and another guy comes by and smokes? It can be a tricky process or we wouldn't have these forums.
I found an interesting website that outlines most of the considerations...from obvious ones to small details we might not think about. I wish it could be it's own sticky...but I will put it here anyway. It's rather long, so instead of hogging space, I will link it....Grab a mug of coffee, or a tall cool one, sit back...enjoy!
Thanks to author Steve Cavanaugh:
This one works better! : http://www.angelfire.com/music/2120/workdamnit.pdf
09-21-2013 10:36 AM
If a versatile player who knows many styles says that rig sucks, then it sucks.
If a player who, say, only cares about crispy palm mutes says that a rig sucks, then maybe the rig just has the wrong kind of sound. He tries to play chunky things and all he hears is woo woo woo. This totally sucks man! Maybe the rig is just dialed in wrong: user error!
The next guy will come along, smoke some blues on it (and then maybe dial in that crispy palm mute tone and do that too).
Tone is definitely largely in the amp, if by tone we mean that with a good amp we can find some kind of good tone with a reasonably good guitar: a tone that is usable for good sounding music in some style. Not necessarily that we can find a particular tone. I mean, if the guitar has only a single coil neck pickup, we will not find a chunky palm muting tone from the amp. Or at least, we can consider the amp to be without blame for that. What we can ask of the amp is to deliver a good tone, and then we need the right guitar, set up in the right way for the style we have in mind.
(Modern DSP can, further, turn any guitar into any other guitar, just about. For instance, the output of a bridge pickup can be manipulated in real time so that it becomes a neck tone. But let us arbitrarily exclude such DSP cruft from the definition of "amp", and call it pre-preamp instrument modeling.)
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09-22-2013 06:15 AM - edited 09-22-2013 06:16 AM
Steve--I'm confused, brother. The link you put sends me to an old angelfire website with an old digitech unit on the front page...is that the intended site?
There's not really very much information, just some links to download and a non-functioning message board.
What's the dilly-o? Something I'm doing wrong? Something I'm missing?
Thanks for pointing that out VTEC. Goes to show Kaz responded, and likely didn't even read it. For some reason, as I navigated the links to that page, the address never changed. Very strange and I don't know how they did that. You could follow some links on that page, and see what I'm talking about. So I did an outside search for "Steve Cavanaugh" and I think I found it. I added to my OP, and here it is too:
It's WAY too long to quote...but I recommend we all take time to read it!
09-22-2013 02:16 PM
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