#1
I want to get the Alex Lifeson tone that he had on A Farewell to Kings, namely Xanadu. I know that he used Hiwatt amps, but there's no models for them...so I am using a 1968 Plexi Lead 100 at the moment, and it sounds OK, but can anyone recommend me better?

I realise he used chorus as well, so I have the depth at 65 and the mix at 15. Sounds OK but it could be better.

The tone sounds really thin overall, which is where it needs the most improvement. Other than that it actually sounds relatively close.
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#2
Well what were his amp settings at least...?
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Last edited by zapparage at Dec 29, 2008,
#3
A big part of getting good tones out of gearbox is in playing with the cabinets, mics, and parametric eq.

Play a Cort ?

Play with V-Picks ?

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#4
I figure if I can find out his gear it will be easier.
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#6
Yeah I mentioned that. Which is closest to that out of:

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#7
Did he use a Plexi Lead at all?
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#8
in.
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#9
I'm gonna do some testing for ya in a bit.

Play a Cort ?

Play with V-Picks ?

Every minute is to be Grasped........................................................................Time waits for nobody.

#10
Quote by Volta_91
I'm gonna do some testing for ya in a bit.


Alright wicked. Thanks dude.

I linked to the tone I made. I think it's OK but it's too thin (even when I hook the toneport up to my amp). It's also a bit trebly I think.

This tone is specifically for Xanadu btw.

Cheers

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?twymmdmwdnn
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Last edited by zapparage at Jan 1, 2009,
#11
Alright I've linked the one I've made.
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#13
Quote by BeerChurch
Try running the Brit J800 into 4x12 Green 25s

meh, the J-800 model has way too much gain. the plexi is probably the closest your gonna get.
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