davemrocks
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Join date: Aug 2011
10 IQ
#1
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.
guitardWARf
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Join date: Aug 2009
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#2
Quote by davemrocks
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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jjbarnes
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#4
Get a fender tube amp honestly. That's going to be the best way to get that tone.
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davemrocks
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Join date: Aug 2011
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#5
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
maxlbrown
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#6
find your own tone your happy with.

Even if you had the same gear you wouldnt necessarilly get the same tone anyway.
HoneyboyHart
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Join date: Jul 2012
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#7
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.