#1
My band has recently gone through some member jiggling and the result is 3 guitarists! Scares me a bit but 2 of us are getting new rigs (not me). I have a mesa, so i sound... well, mesa'ish The other guitarist who is half rhythm/lead is planning on a Laney GH50l, and our third guitarist will be offering basic rhythms, ie just there to sit in the mix rather than cut through with any lead. What kind of set up would be suited for him to avoid a mushy mess of a sound?

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#2
amp of choice,with an overdrice pedal.
not really distorted just...

bright.
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#3
i was thinking of just a pretty simple distorted sound, not too much gain, but something to fill out the low mid gap you get on stage. So not too much bass, not too much treble.
#4
yeah.
pretty much.
just the more bass and gain you have.
the more muddy.
[of course]
on there amp
put all the knobs pretty generic,
then just overdrive it.
and you might want to turn the mids up,
so theres more definition between them and
your bassist.
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#5
Yeah thought so. What kind of simple amps would be good. Something cheap (<£400) for a head. Would be niiice if it was tube just for simplicity and the luxury of no tube changes.
#6
pretty much,
all the heads in that range sound about the same.
if you could ebay or find a used tube head.
that would be splendid.
randall makes a good solid state.
its pretty killer.
Vypr,
i jazzed around with one the other day.
its pretty spiffy.
not sure bout the price.
i have an Mg,
many people dont like it.
compared to most marshalls,
it is ****.
but,in the price range,
it would get te job done.

what kind of guitar?
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#7
He uses a LTD M1000 or something I was thinking one of the old randalls too.
#8
see about the randall.
there good quality,
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#9
randall rh150g3plus? I remember i was going to buy one, somehow got my current amp but still. Supposed to be good no?
#10
if the other two guitarists are playing w/ gain, let the third experiment with sounds, cleans, light crunch, maybe some spacey echo and just doing chord stabs in the background to give the music some individuality. no problem in experimenting eh?
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#11
Plug him into a big 'ol cake.

Seriously, 3 guitarists? But if you all played 5150's, careful EQ'ing and speaker choices could differentiate your tones. Just expiriment, and be patient with your EQ'ing.
#12
we're going nowhere unless he has a budget
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#14
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as i said a head for less than £400 would be best.


oh yea

does he have a cab?

you wont get a decent halfstack for £400. decent head, possibly, but not with a cab
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#15
what you have to be careful of is that the freuencies are all similar, so there is a high likely hood of all your tones mixing together. my first bit of advice is that you all shoudl have different rigs. lyrnyrd skynyrd had three guitarists, using three different guitars. same goes for Molly Hatchet. on the other hand, if you guys want a tight, all together sound, you may want to look into getting similar rigs.

i suggest that the two leads get amps like a Carvin X100B, Peavey 6505 or any one of Mesa/Boogie's heads . the rythym guitarist should get a lower gain amp like a Fender, Vox or a Traynor.
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#16
He doesn't need a cab so we're ok there. We want a tight sound where all the tones link together really to form a ear pleasing spectrum of frequencies, so id stay high gain, then have one guitarist a bit less gain, then the 3rd quite low gain.

Oh BTW im not getting a new amp, just the other 2 guys
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#17
2nd guitarist-marshall,peavey,randall
3rd-fender,VOX,

ya dig?
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#18
You with your Mesa, one with a Marshall or Orange and the last with a Fender or Vox... the holy trifecta of amplifier tones...
#19
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ahh...
the raven speaks the truth young one.
once all three tones are achieved
you shall find a state
of eternal bliss.

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#20
its going to have more to do with how good your sound guy is, and how good you guys are at understanding the roles of each of your parts. its all about having dynamics and a good ear. its what real musicians (read: horn players lol) have to do all the time. no when and how to be loud and quiet.
you will have to not all play the same voicings, and each of you will be limited harmonically.
tell him to get whatever amp he likes best. you could all play the same amp, or radically diferent ones, it wouldnt make much of a difference.
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#22
Metal, pretty high gain. but nothing silly, rather classic high gain sound.