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Old 10-11-2007, 08:19 AM   #21
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Heya jof. If you could fit this in somewhere (there's no space in the first post. Maybe after it's been cleaned or something) that'd be great.

XIFR'S GUIDE ON HOW TO EQ AND FIND YOUR OWN TONE

Amps generally have a three band eq, meaning bass, mid and treble. They sometimes have a fourth band, presence, which control frequencies above the treble range.

When you're eqing, start with all controls at noon, or 5. This is a point of no boost or cutting of the frequencies. Play it a bit and get used to the sound and see what needs to be added or taken away. It is best to do this listening (and this applies to listening in all further stages of this guide) in a band setting, because your sound changes drastically when you have other instruments. This is because you have to find your 'place'. Listen to 'Sweet Child of Mine' by Guns n Roses - when Slash comes in by himself at the start it sounds trebly and horrible, but then when the band comes in it fits the mix perfectly and has people all over the world trying to get this tone.

So anyway, you've got an idea now of what your amp sounds like, time to make some adjustments. Cut treble if there's too much, or cut bass if it's too boomy (don't be scared to cut heaps of bass, honestly, guitar requires pretty much no bass, even when you're playing rhythm - listen to some Van Halen to see what I mean. Ever wondered why the bridge pickup was so popular for rock?

This would probably be a good time to add in some 'mids'. The midrange is a frequency range roughly between 500 and 1000 hz. Remember when I talked before about finding your spot in the mix? This is the knob that does it. The guys who makes amps and speakers know this, and usually speakers are voiced with a mid 'hump' - that is, a boost in the midrange frequencies. This is how you not only get yourself heard without having to turn up too much, but without drowning out the other instruments too. Mess with this knob while you're jamming with your band to find the right balance between 'cutting through' and sounding too boxy or honky, or like an old transistor radio.

So there you have it, that should have you well on your way to getting a good tone. Use the below settings as a guide to get particular sounds, but remember that your gear is different and thus, they should be used more as a rough guide that a hard and fast way to get that particular tone.

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Old 10-11-2007, 10:55 AM   #22
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Does any one have a Brian Molko (Placebo) setting, or Johnny Marr Smiths-era settings, any effects settings would be appreciated too.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:57 AM   #23
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:59 AM   #24
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Anyone got a good Coheed and Cambria setting? For Claudio Sanchez, by the way. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:07 AM   #25
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when i have my new strat, i'll try and find a new SRV setting cause the one up there isn't good IMO.

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Old 10-11-2007, 11:23 AM   #26
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when i have my new strat, i'll try and find a new SRV setting cause the one up there isn't good IMO.


Maybe it will sound good with your strat

Does anyone know of a good Omar Rodriguez-Lopez tone (solo or Mars Volta work)

Very Excellent work by the way guys, this looks a lot more organized and keeping reserved pages is a great idea.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:58 AM   #27
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:23 PM   #28
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Maybe it will sound good with your strat

nah i use a squier strat now, so the fender will sound similar.
there are way too much mids in the SRV setting
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #29
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Anyone got a decent Kings of Leon?

And that Graham Coxon setting is pretty good
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:26 PM   #30
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I thought about this yesterday, for the ultimate settings thread, I would recommend making the first post a title page and the 2,3,4, and 5th posts for specific Genres, or bands/artists listed in alphabetical order.

It's just a thought, it would be a lot of work at first but it would save a lot of users quite a bit of time.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:31 PM   #31
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Or they could just do Ctrl + F and not act like they just came from The Pit.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #32
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anyone got any good Iggy pop and the stooges settings? I'm looking for the tone off the 'Raw Power' album specifically
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:21 PM   #33
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Anyone got Ian D'sa from Billy Talent or Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro's tone?
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #34
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:05 PM   #35
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anyeone got paul gilbert
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:38 PM   #36
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Does anyone know how to get a similiar tone to John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival). See here for an example
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:03 AM   #37
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dude, its freaking in there. ctrl-f and type gilbert to find it.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:07 AM   #38
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:58 AM   #40
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which amp is the "gain" knob based on?


btw, i have a modern claptone:
Gain 5-10 (depending on amp)
Treble 7
Mid 3-7
Bass 6

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needs smooth overdrive. mids should be adjusted according to amp model.
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