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Gary

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« on: August 27, 2005, 07:54:03 PM »
Here's one I do with my band.

Strat/ Apache neck & middle pickups -> Fender HRD

Clean channel for the rhythm part, 'more drive' for the lead. The only effect is a touch of delay on the lead part.

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005, 08:48:30 PM »
ahh that sounds really good! I'm still after a Hotplate for cheap, the Weber cuts the highs a bit too much at extreme attentuation (around volume 2-3 on the dial)

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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2005, 11:17:24 PM »
nice one!!!!!!  :D
I really liked the lead tone!

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005, 03:30:04 PM »
Really nice tone and great playing.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005, 05:40:12 PM »
Excellent natural tone. Nice slide solo. PDT_003


Next I'll be GAS-ing for a Strat. :?
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2005, 05:58:07 PM »
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ahh that sounds really good! I'm still after a Hotplate for cheap, the Weber cuts the highs a bit too much at extreme attentuation (around volume 2-3 on the dial)


The Hotplate will do the same thing but it has a bright switch to compensate. At home I tend to just use the bright switch on the amp or turn up the treble.

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2005, 06:23:31 PM »
^yeah I guessed that. cr@p.. I forgot about the bright switch on the amp! I cant remember wether I have that on all the time allready or not though.. Even though I have treble and presence way up, the drive channels still sound cr@p for rock rhythm unless boosted.. I can get a much better vintagey/low gain tone using a TS7 boosting the clean channel when the volumes around 3  8)

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005, 10:36:58 AM »
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 , the drive channels still sound cr@p for rock rhythm unless boosted.. I can get a much better vintagey/low gain tone using a TS7 boosting the clean channel when the volumes around 3  8)


3 is far too low a setting - your amp is only just starting to wake up -  and you're right about the drive channel. My tip would be to ignore it and treat your amp as single channel until you've discovered what it can do. Now that you've got your attenuator try the following (if you havn't done so already):

Take your pedals, put them back in the boxes they came in and store them somewhere safe (you may want to sell them later),

Plug your guitar straight into the amp,

Select the clean channel and turn the volume up FULL,

Fiddle with the guitar's volume control(s) to get different tones,

(I was listening to How The West Was Won the other day and you can hear Jimmy Page using this technique to good effect),

Bring the amp's volume back a touch if you like - I usually have it around 8 - 9.

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2005, 11:16:53 AM »
ahh I was scared to run it that hot or whatever, the attentuator started getting really hot and smelly.. so I turned it back down to about 3 :P

cheers for the advice I'll try it again!