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Mr.Cuddles
03-09-2008, 03:30 PM
share your amp and guitar settings for playing bues/jazz
if this isn't allowed tell me and i'll delete this. but i figured theres no thread for blues tones...
so yah!
my amp is set to 10 mids 4 lows and o highs when i use my ibanez.
i tend to do the same thing for my other guitars and my reverb is at about 3 most of the time...usually i use my neck/bridge position.
annd for rythm i take out all the highs and lows
and ive always got my overdrive pedel on slightly for better response to my pick attack...
you?

and as carswell suggested if you can post an mp3 of it as well.

roythereaper
03-09-2008, 03:33 PM
On my Strat I usually use 8 bass, 7 mids and 6/7 treble and sometimes light chorus. Neck pup with guitar tone set between 6 and 8.

I'm using a multi-fx so I'll probably change this when I (finally) get round to buying a good amp.

nightraven
03-09-2008, 03:34 PM
playing with a 60s classic player strat through a beautiful new fender blues junior.

i usually have my bass at max, lol.
then my mids are...middle-ish.
and i have my treblez fairly high, 3/4 the way.
depending on what i feel like, i usually have the reverb on about 2, if i'm in a 'riviera paradise' mood i'll turn it up to 5 ;)

i use my neck pickup for more aggressive blues and for funk/blues/slowjam/etc i like to have middle and neck pickup selected.

i'm such a tone noob. :p:

Carswell98
03-09-2008, 03:39 PM
why doesn't everyone make an mp3 to demonstrate them as well?

Mr.Cuddles
03-09-2008, 03:40 PM
why doesn't everyone make an mp3 to demonstrate then as well?
sure if you have time why not ill edit this into my first post

ze monsta
03-09-2008, 03:54 PM
Tanglewood TSE605 (a pretty good SG copy) through an Orange crush 15(...) with double muff fuzz pedal, and some echo.

Bass - 8.5
Mids - 10
Treble - 10

Sounds pretty sweet, for a solid state amp.

Carswell98
03-09-2008, 03:55 PM
I did, but unfortunately my Mic in my recorder is a little oversensitive so the sound is distorted, you can't even hear the notes at times :/

they are in my profile in the skill thing though

Skirvy
03-09-2008, 04:51 PM
On my amp i don't have mid, i have contour, is this the same thing? I don't know much about amps.

laurel333
03-09-2008, 04:58 PM
Oooh i like the idea of this thread ;-)

My blues tone (on strat):

Bass - 6
Mid - 5
Treble - 5
Reverb - 4/5

Then i have the neck pickup selected to get a nice round warm strat tone. Occasionally I'll turn the tone down for that pickup to make it more mellow and jazzy.

Nice...

Mr.Cuddles
03-09-2008, 05:07 PM
Oooh i like the idea of this thread ;-)

thanks...
btw carswell howd you get that awsome tone?

Carswell98
03-09-2008, 05:24 PM
thanks...
btw carswell howd you get that awsome tone?

awesome?

I'm playing a squier through a Vox Valvetronix :haha

with any luck it's like they say, they tone is in the fingers???

but My eq for those was

treb-10
mid- 5
bass- 8
gain- 10

then a touch of reverb and playing on the neck pup

it's good you think it is alright though, makes me not so depressed about my ass-tastic gear

Mr.Cuddles
03-09-2008, 06:17 PM
well i more or less meant the amp tone, but yah, and you must have a good recorder i use a 2$ mike and audacity..
when i record my awsome gear sounds like.. the oppisite of awsome :(

Carswell98
03-09-2008, 06:30 PM
yeah my mic is alright for acoustic but you can really tell how poorly it picks up the amp when I'm playing single notes

sre9981
03-09-2008, 06:51 PM
Am I the only person who turns his bass down to play blues? I guess its from my lo-fi influences, I like to keep something around the following on a Blues Junior through my strat w/ humbuckers (GFS Fat PAFs)

Treble - 8-10
Mids - 7-9
Bass - 3-5
Volume - Little below max
Master to balance volume level

Mr.Cuddles
03-10-2008, 09:34 PM
Am I the only person who turns his bass down to play blues? I guess its from my lo-fi influences, I like to keep something around the following on a Blues Junior through my strat w/ humbuckers (GFS Fat PAFs)

Treble - 8-10
Mids - 7-9
Bass - 3-5
Volume - Little below max
Master to balance volume level
interesting hen i turn the treble up on my SS it sounds bad.
:(
i wish i had a Blues junior.

EddieCraig
03-10-2008, 11:06 PM
i use a fender telecaster with 9 1/2 gauge strings (for those high bends). I have a fender vibrolux reverb (original, not reissue), and i use a big muff.
try to keep a warm sound to it.

Iceman 420
03-10-2008, 11:50 PM
Fender Nashville Tele with Tex-Mex pick-ups, the neck pick-up selected. Full volume and tone on the guitar.

Peavey Classic 50 2/12:
Preamp-7
Bass-12(MAX)
Middle-6
Treble-7
Presence-1(NONE)

opivy21
03-11-2008, 03:40 PM
^ I got a Peavey Classic too. It's only the 30, but I love it. Anyway, I use the same settings for most styles because I like my guitar to sound kind of ****ty. It's like this

Bass - 11
Mid - 11.5
Treble - 8 or 9

Guitar is 99% of the time full volume and tone, and I switch between neck/bridge depending on what I'm playing.