#1
I figured it might be of good inspiration to some to find out what peoples favorite tones are. So post your favorite tone and the amp settings, effects, or anything else you use to get that tone!

I don't have a very favorite, and that's partially what this topic is for: to help me find one.
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#2
A couple of mine that I like to use.

Bass: Full
Middle: 11 o' clock
Treble: Noon

Bass: 9 o' clock
Middle: 11 o' clock
Treble: 3 o' clock
#3
some of my favorites:

Mid Gain british amp:

settings are all out of 10

gain: 7
treble: 7
mid: 8
bass: 5

guitar: strat SSS on neck pup. one of my favorite jamming ones, pretty much my "Freedom" settings....sounds amazing. i love this tone.

i also use the same settings above with OD pedal and humbuckers for a nice Guns sound, easily my favorite, if the sn doesn't give it away.

hi gain
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#4
I'm not actually sure what I call fine, but I think it sounds good and the tone testing topic gave me a green light, so I'm happy with it.

Bass; 12
Mid; 12
Treble; 12
Fat switch on
Preamp volume at either 6 for slight breakup or floored at 12 for full preamp breakup.
Master volume used to control actual volume.
Effects; Occasional delay, GCB-95 Crybaby wah for wah.
Ibanez TS9DX for overdrive(Tone 3 o' clock, Drive 12 o' clock, Level used to control volume since it's the volume, TS9 mode)
USSR Big Muff Pi for distortion/fuzz(Generally all knobs at 12 o' clock, tone pushed up for metal)

Played through an SSS Fender Stratocaster's middle and bridge pickups(bridge for heavier songs), occasionally a PRS copy for humbucker tones.

If you want to hear it with the single-coils, head over to my profile. Again, I like it and I got a green light from the tone testing topic, so it's what I use.
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#5
bass-10 mid-0 treble-7 gain-7 all through my 5150
Gear:

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#6
Tool:

Bass 3
Mids full
Treble 3.4

Deep switch on, low-res almost full.
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On my CBB this is the meanest blues tone i've ever played with:

Volume: 7
Treble: 6
Mids: 3 (the speakers are very middy, so I have to cut the mids a bit)
Bass: 2
Reverb: 2
Harmonic boost engaged.

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#8
This is useless because different amps sound differently.

My amp is set at bass-2, mid-8, high-7, presence-7, volume 1 - 7, volume 2- 3 (channels jumpered)

But I also play a JTM45 and unless you have the same amp you will not get anything close to what I'm hearing from my amp. On most amps setting the bass 2 will result in scratchy, thin tone that is harsh on the top end, but on my amp if you set the bass any higher than 2 or 3, it farts out. It's one of those amp specific things that make things like these settings utterly useless for other people.
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#9
CoB punchiness meets Wintersun Clarity :

Gain - 8/10
Bass - 7/10
Lo Mid (sounds more like normal mids) - 9/10
Hi Mids (sounds like treble) - 6/10
Treble (more like bright knob) - 2/10

EQ flat except the low lows (like 20-40 hz) and high highs (20khz) to eliminate boominess, flub, and harsh freqs.

Love it...tone ive been chasing forever
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#10
Jimmy Page crunch

Mesa/Boogie Express 5:25

Channel 1 , Crunch mode

Gain : 6
Treble : 8
Mids : 6
Bass : 5

No effects.

Washburn X50PRO on bridge Seymour Duncan JB. Tone rolled off about halfway on the guitar.
#12
Quote by al112987
This is useless because different amps sound differently.


This pretty much sums up the thread.
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#13
Pretty much my default settings:

Treble: 9
Middle: 7
Lows: 4
Reverb: 7
Pre-gain: 7
Post-gain: 2
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#14
Slightly Bloodbath-ish saturated sound.

5150 mkII:

Pre-Gain: 7
Bass: 5.5
Mids: 2
Treble: 5.5
Post-Gain: I use this tone at Post-Gain 1 alot, but with some basic physics knowledge and a bit of time, you could replicate this for whatever volume you want.
Resonance: Haven't really got this setting totally pinned down yet, but 4-6
Presence: 7.5 (on the 5150 it seems like the presence only really kicks in at 7, so I keep it low to add some grit.)

Sustains like a mother****er.
Can't really get too close to the album sound unless you want to run 4 amps all with lower gain at once really though.
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#16
My favourite settings on my Traynor YCV50 Blue are...

Gain at 10 o'clock (3-3.5)

Treble and bass at 1 o'clock. (6-6.5)

Mids are practically always full. (9-10)

And my reverb is usually maxed, since I like that splashy echoey type of tone.
#17
5150 combo:
High Gain Lead Channel:
Pre: 7
Low: 9
Mid:3.5
High: 7
Post: 3
Resonance: 9
Presence: 7
This is with my Kramer 1984 w/ a Bill Lawrence BL-500XL humbucker

Low Gain Lead Channel:
Pre: 6.5
Low: 7
Mid: 4.5
High: 6.5
Post: 2.5
Resonance: 7
Presence: 6
This is with my Ibanez RG with a dimarzio evolution bridge pup

Low Gain Rhythm Channel (Clean):
Pre: 3
Low: 7.5
Mid: 4
High: 6
Post: 4
Resonance: 7
Presence: 6
This is also with my Ibanez RG on the neck pup

High Gain Rhythm Channel (Crunch):
Pre: 6
Low: 8
Mid: 4.5
High: 6.5
Post: 3
Resonance: 6.5
Presence: 7
Either with my Ibanez or my Kramer
#19
Quote by al112987
This is useless because different amps sound differently.

My amp is set at bass-2, mid-8, high-7, presence-7, volume 1 - 7, volume 2- 3 (channels jumpered)

But I also play a JTM45 and unless you have the same amp you will not get anything close to what I'm hearing from my amp. On most amps setting the bass 2 will result in scratchy, thin tone that is harsh on the top end, but on my amp if you set the bass any higher than 2 or 3, it farts out. It's one of those amp specific things that make things like these settings utterly useless for other people.

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Then why post here if it's so useless? Every guitar sounds different, too, but people have no problem trying to play the same thing. I think its useful, because equalization is equalization.
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#22
ahh what the heck,


for my laney...

"clean" channel: Great Blues tone. Boost with SD-1 for Classic rock

Volume 8
Treble 5
Mids 7 1/2
Bass 4 1/2-5
Presence 6-8
Reverb 1
Preamp 1 volume 6ish
Preamp 2 volume 6 3/4
Preamp 1 level 8

AOR Channel: Hair metal tone SD-1 to tighten up
Volume 8
Treble 5
Mids 7 3/4
Bass 5
Presence 6-8
Reverb 1
Preamp 1 volume 7
Preamp 2 volume 6 3/4
Preamp 1 level 8

SD-1:
Clean channel
Level All the way up
Drive just past noon
Tone just past 9

AOR channel
Level all the way up
Drive eleven o clock
Tone Just past 9:30
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#23
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvqbrOPvZPA

My current favorite tone, specifically the lead tone.

All time favorite tone is probably gilmour's lead tone on another brick in the wall, and SRVs tone on couldn't stand the weather, VH brown sound is epic as well, his tone on aint talking bout love is pure win.

Favorite tone on amp, TMB set right near half, master at around 10/12, volume at 4/12, reverb on 2-3/12, Fulldrive 2's knobs all near noon, boost on vintage mode, mosfet engaged, bridge + neck pups on my strat, texas special in neck, quarter pounder bridge, 500k pots.
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#24
on the AOR channel it's really a Brown sound with my boost kev you would like it. infact go check it on my profile if you haven't haha
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Then why post here if it's so useless? Every guitar sounds different, too, but people have no problem trying to play the same thing. I think its useful, because equalization is equalization.

Because ultimately the amp has far more influence over the tone thatn the guitar - there's no point posting EQ and gain settings because they'll give wildly differing results depending on whether you're using a Fender Hot Rod, Bogner Uberschall, Marshall MG or Laney VC30.
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I'm not actually sure what I call fine, but I think it sounds good and the tone testing topic gave me a green light, so I'm happy with it.

Bass; 12
Mid; 12
Treble; 12
Fat switch on
Preamp volume at either 6 for slight breakup or floored at 12 for full preamp breakup.
Master volume used to control actual volume.


Played through an SSS Fender Stratocaster's middle and bridge pickups(bridge for heavier songs)

If you want to hear it with the single-coils, head over to my profile. Again, I like it and I got a green light from the tone testing topic, so it's what I use.


i use my blues junior with pretty much the same settings too great sound and great amp!
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