#1
I own a Laney VC15 and an Ibanez Sa260fm. The tone i can get is good, and it can get quite dirty when cranked on the lead channel, but it can sound a little thin and weedy when playing solo's. It just doesn't scream like i want it too!

I don't want to replace my gear because it's very good for most things. I think that a pedal is the best option (i don't use any at the moment), but I'm not sure what will work with my gear, and i don't know what i need to fatten up the tones and make it scream.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
#3
I'd say get an EQ pedal.

EDIT: May I ask what your settings on the amp are? Just curious TBH.
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#5
Boost the mids on the lead channel. If that doesnt work check out the danelectro fish n chips EQ pedal, its very good and doesnt colour your tone much
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Quote by Simsimius
I'd say get an EQ pedal.

EDIT: May I ask what your settings on the amp are? Just curious TBH.


I have the bass around 6, treble around 4 and mids up at 9. Thats on the drive channel. I prefer to boost the treble on the clean channel.
#7
Neck pickup if you don't already use it for leads....EQ pedal as well to boost the bass and lower mid frequencies....
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#8
i've got a masters 30 TVA30. i'm saying because it's similar in some ways to your amp.


look familiar? j/w.

i like the mids high, like said.
i sometimes use a ts9 od, tho not really necessary.
i like the mxr micro amp. might help with solo boosts.
and for more gain, i like the way my metal muff sounds with this amp.
has the ability to keep it sounding natural. which is a huge plus.
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Quote by tom_martin_123
I have the bass around 6, treble around 4 and mids up at 9. Thats on the drive channel. I prefer to boost the treble on the clean channel.


I have a similar setup (although mids are around halfway).
I guess an EQ pedal is the only way to get the sound you want.

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i've got a masters 30 TVA30. i'm saying because it's similar in some ways to your amp.


look familiar? j/w.

i like the mids high, like said.
i sometimes use a ts9 od, tho not really necessary.
i like the mxr micro amp. might help with solo boosts.
and for more gain, i the way my metal muff sounds with this amp.
has the ability to stay natural. which is a huge plus.


Holy shit, that is familar.
Do they really have the same tone?!
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Guitar:
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- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
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Amp:
- Laney VC15

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Quote by jj1565
i've got a masters 30 TVA30. i'm saying because it's similar in some ways to your amp.


look familiar? j/w.

i like the mids high, like said.
i sometimes use a ts9 od, tho not really necessary.
i like the mxr micro amp. might help with solo boosts.
and for more gain, i like the way my metal muff sounds with this amp.
has the ability to keep it sounding natural. which is a huge plus.


Yes looks pretty familiar lol. Almost exactly the same, doesn't mean the amp is the same inside though. How much does an amp like that sell for?
#11
i've never tried a laney vc30, but i've been told they are different buy the fella who makes USM amps.

he was shocked at the control panel being twins.


anyway, the usm is hand wired with larger transformer, made in US.
but i'm guessing they are similar in a lot of ways, based on reviews and what i've read.


mine was ahh like $700 for head an cab. i really forget. but not much more than that.
i got a really good deal. even the cab is well made.


let me find the site...
http://www.usmasters.com/TVA30Amp.htm
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Quote by jj1565
i've never tried a laney vc30, but i've been told they are different buy the fella who makes USM amps.

he was shocked at the control panel being twins.


anyway, the usm is hand wired with larger transformer.
but i'm guessing they are similar in a lot of ways, based on reviews and what i've read.


mine was ahh like $700 for head an cab. i really forget. but not much more than that.


let me find the site...
http://www.usmasters.com/TVA30Amp.htm


Thanks for the link - I was going to ask for that.
Same tubes used. I guess they must sound similar in some respects.
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Guitar:
- Ibanez S670FM w/ JB
- Fender 'Lite Ash' Stratocaster
- Fender '72 Deluxe Telecaster
- Arbiter LP Jr. Doublecut
Amp:
- Laney VC15

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RIP DIO
#13
If you're looking for fat tone, boost the amp with an OD/boost/EQ/compressor. That always works for me on my VC-15.
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#14
Want to fatten up your lead tone? Do this:

* Add some delay around 400 - 450 ms, 1 or 2 repeats. This is the single most important thing to fatten up your solo tone

* Add a little reverb

* Turn the bass and mids up a little

* Boost the signal

Adding delay will make the most difference if you are looking for a more full and "liquid" tone. But all the stuff above will help.
#15
Theres lots of talk of an EQ. I have had a look and u must say i really wouldn't know what to do with it. I'll check one out at my local store though.
Delay is also something i've considered in the past.
And can anybody clear up what the mxr micro amp actually does?
thanks everyone.
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Boost your mids, lower the treble.
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And can anybody clear up what the mxr micro amp actually does?


It just boosts the signal by adding a set amount of gain,
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Quote by hunter33
Want to fatten up your lead tone? Do this:

* Add some delay around 400 - 450 ms, 1 or 2 repeats. This is the single most important thing to fatten up your solo tone

* Add a little reverb

* Turn the bass and mids up a little

* Boost the signal

Adding delay will make the most difference if you are looking for a more full and "liquid" tone. But all the stuff above will help.

+1
Very close to what I was going to say
little reverb, little delay, maybe an eq, and on a lead tone, I sometimes add a TOUCH of chorus (almost an unnoticeable amount as far as the tone of the effect is concerned, but it can add a whole new dimension to your sound)
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