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Old 12-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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blues sound on a marshall

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Iv been playing around trying to get a blues sound like John Mayer but am strugling to quite get it the way i like. Dose anyone have any idea for setting they no or like that I could try out.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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GEAR
-marshall mg100 dfx
-boss me-50
-ibanez RG270
-Richwood strat

Iv been playing around trying to get a blues sound like John Mayer but am strugling to quite get it the way i like. Dose anyone have any idea for setting they no or like that I could try out.



Try your neck Pup
and one of the overdrive models on your me-50
play a bit with your guitars volume knob
(you might want to consider a tube amp)

also your nuancing your picking and accents is half the battle imho
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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A new amp would help a ridiculous amount.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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John Mayer has many different tones! I guess for some rough tips:

Set up the amp with a slight crunch, back the volume off a bit on your strat. Doesn't work so well with solid state amps.

It would be pretty pointless to give you amp settings, too much of it depends on the room, amp, guitar etc. You're better off with just some trial and error and listening closely to the record.

Plus, experiment where you pick on the string, how hard you pick, use your volume control on the guitar as that can affect how thick it sounds, and of course try all the different pickup combinations.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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Get a fender tube amp honestly. That's going to be the best way to get that tone.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
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thanks a mill at the moment i havent got the money for a tube amp but il try play around with sounds and effeicts with what i have
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
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find your own tone your happy with.

Even if you had the same gear you wouldnt necessarilly get the same tone anyway.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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A tone comes from way more places than just the amp or even the guitar. But I suppose you have to at least start with those 2 factors.

Plus a lot depends on what YOU mean by a blues tone. I wouldn't get too locked in to what you hear John Mayer sound like. He may be using equipment that you can't even see.

I'd go find some local blues bands in your area and see what they are using in the real world. You can also go to a music store with a good selection of amps and ask a knowledgable sales person who understands the blues to give you a tour. But don't expect a salesperson who plays metal to know what a real blues tone is. Then try them out.

And realize that finding your sound is a constant search. After 40 years I'm still searching. But I am pretty happy with what I use... which is a Strat and a Fender amp. Check out my site to learn more.
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