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Old 07-30-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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Is my guitar tone any good? What is good guitar tone?

Just wondering does my guitar tone sound too distorted for chord styled playing, i want to play full bar chords not power chords. It is a personal preference because i love to get the full color of tones i can get.

DON'T judge my playing i know it sucks here because i didn't know what i was doing, it was random jamming, trying to demonstrate tone. Sorry it's quiet, my phone mic is weird.


https://soundcloud.com/rensaa/tone-...random-diddling
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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Just wondering does my guitar tone sound too distorted for chord styled playing, i want to play full bar chords not power chords. It is a personal preference because i love to get the full color of tones i can get.

DON'T judge my playing i know it sucks here because i didn't know what i was doing, it was random jamming, trying to demonstrate tone. Sorry it's quiet, my phone mic is weird.


https://soundcloud.com/rensaa/tone-...random-diddling

Me personally i think that if you want to play fill open chords you want a clean tone, open chords and (even slightly) distorted sounds just make it sound horrid, if you still want to use dist and want to play open chords then i suggest maybe getting a pedal
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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The scary thing is that ultimately it is up to you to decide if your tone sucks or not. I don't think that tone in the clip is too distorted at all. Random diddling is my favorite thing to do, too.
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:34 PM   #4
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It all comes down to whether or not you are happy with your own town.

It took me a long time to learn that a little gain/distortion goes a long way. If you think it's too distorted then chances are it probably is. If you think there isn't enough distortion, chances are their probably is. Use it in moderation. Just my two cents.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:17 PM   #5
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doesn't sound that distorted to me
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:10 PM   #6
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Thanks guys
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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Yeah man its not TOO distorted trust me on that hahaha... sometimes i crank up a little extreme just for the vibrations it sends through my body (im sure my neighbors hate when i do it) but this sounds nice... a little dull of a distorted sound if u ask me... but tone is all personal preference. im not sure if its just the phone mic that dulled it out so much but try pulling your gain back a bit and boosting that master volume... and always fiddle with the volume nob on your guitar... the best tones you can get are topped off with getting that volume nob just where it wants to be... (jimi hendrix) best description of using this down to a T
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:51 PM   #8
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Yeah man its not TOO distorted trust me on that hahaha... sometimes i crank up a little extreme just for the vibrations it sends through my body (im sure my neighbors hate when i do it) but this sounds nice... a little dull of a distorted sound if u ask me... but tone is all personal preference. im not sure if its just the phone mic that dulled it out so much but try pulling your gain back a bit and boosting that master volume... and always fiddle with the volume nob on your guitar... the best tones you can get are topped off with getting that volume nob just where it wants to be... (jimi hendrix) best description of using this down to a T


Thanks, great advice man
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:14 AM   #9
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Just wondering does my guitar tone sound too distorted for chord styled playing, i want to play full bar chords not power chords. It is a personal preference because i love to get the full color of tones i can get.

DON'T judge my playing i know it sucks here because i didn't know what i was doing, it was random jamming, trying to demonstrate tone. Sorry it's quiet, my phone mic is weird.


https://soundcloud.com/rensaa/tone-...random-diddling


ok a couple of things. great tone has as much to do with the context it's used in so random noodling is often not a great way to judge. does the tone work in the song being played is usually the better gauge. sloppy playing tends to lessen even the best tones. the idea that your tone is in your fingers has at least some merit.
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