West Riding
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I've just bought a 'Small Clone' and today decided to see what it sounded like on my Epiphone Casino. Disappointingly it sounds really poor, in fact you can hardly hear the effect at all. When I use my Strat it sounds fine. Don't effects work as well on semi-hollow guitars?
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They do, but some effects do not sound as good on certain guitars (or through certain amplifiers) as they do on others. Your Small Clone pedal does not like your Casino. Sadly, it happens. But do not give up. Try tinkering with your EQ settings, or playing it through a different amplifier. You may find something that suits you without having to buy a new pedal.
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Weird. My Small Clone sounds fine on all my guitars.
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Quote by FatalGear41
They do, but some effects do not sound as good on certain guitars (or through certain amplifiers) as they do on others. Your Small Clone pedal does not like your Casino. Sadly, it happens. But do not give up. Try tinkering with your EQ settings, or playing it through a different amplifier. You may find something that suits you without having to buy a new pedal.


Thanks for the reply. I only have a little amp (micro terror with two cabs)but I have 5 guitars so I'll just use my Strat and Epi LP with it. I don't know why but I thought it would sound really good through my Casino.
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Quote by LaidBack
Weird. My Small Clone sounds fine on all my guitars.


Do you have a hollow guitar?
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Quote by West Riding
Do you have a hollow guitar?


no but that shouldn't lessen the effect at all.
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Does your Casino sound good without any pedals?

Being semi-hollow shouldn't have an effect on how the pedal works. I mean, the pedal doesn't recognize what guitar/instrument/amp you are using. It just adds the effect to your sound.
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Probably a function of the Casino's pickups/electronics because as noted, hollow or solid body shouldn't be a defining factor for how a pedal alters the tone.
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did you try some different settings? may just need some tweaking to work woth that particular guitar. I often have to reset fx (and amp of course) when I change guitars.
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I've messed about with the guitar tone etc it does work it just doesn't sound as good as it does on my strat.
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Quote by West Riding
I've messed about with the guitar tone etc it does work it just doesn't sound as good as it does on my strat.

Yeah, different guitars sound different so maybe you just prefer the tone of your Strat. IMO Strat has one of the best clean tones.
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Well a semi-hollow already performs the main function of what chorus pedals do. You probably don't hear it as much because the it already has the natural depth and reverb. All you're going to hear is the slight detuning and it's going to be drowned out by the natural depth and reverb. It could also be that your amp or cabs aren't reproducing those deeper frequencies of the semi-hollow.
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Quote by JELIFISH19
Well a semi-hollow already performs the main function of what chorus pedals do


Yea.........what?

A chorus makes its sound by taking an audio signal and mixing it with one or more delayed, pitch-modulated copies of itself.

All effects are going to sound different depending on what your using to input the sound. Different pickups are going to effect the sound generated by any effect. I find there is a huge difference going from single coil, to Humbucker pickups.

As has been said, play with the tone settings on the guitar.. or the amp... change where the effect is in your loop... In my experience my chorus sounds best towards the end of the chain, and I like it in the effects loop rather than the signal chain from my guitar...

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That slight delay is in the natural reverb of a semi-hollow. And semi-hollows naturally have the girth that the multiple detuned pitches give.
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Quote by JELIFISH19
That slight delay is in the natural reverb of a semi-hollow. And semi-hollows naturally have the girth that the multiple detuned pitches give.



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Chorus is more like a 12 string guitar emulation than semi hollow emulation.
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