#1
My gear: Gibson Studio, Crate 18 tube amp and a ME-50 multi-effects pedal.

I've been playing around with this and I've gotten some fairly good tones, but not what I'm looking for. I'm mostly playing rock such as AC/DC and Guns n' Roses, I know they're to different bands and that you can't get their exact tone, but can you help me get somewhere near?
This helps, but do you know something about Guns n' roses settings?

Edit: I'm talking about distortion setting, I know DS1 is the way to go, but still.

Thanks.
Last edited by Busterkid at Jun 1, 2010,
#2
just get rid of the ME-50. your Crate can pull off ACDC and GnR just fine by itself.

edit: by "get rid of" I mean don't use it for these sounds.
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Last edited by spiff389 at Jun 1, 2010,
#3
what kind of guitar are you using?
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#4
I assumed LP based on the "Gibson Studio" part of the OP
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#5
agreed, you shouldnt need a multi effects pedal to wreck the pure tube sound with a modelled distortion tone...
buy an overdrive or tube screamer pedal, you'll get much better tones.
even a dedicated single effects pedal as i've said hundreds of times, a multi effects does many cool things poorly. a single effects pedal does one thing very well.

also, buy an equalizer pedal if you need to.
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#6
A Ds-1 is not the way to go, don't use the distortion settings on the ME-50. You want your tone as transparent as possible.
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#7
The dirty tones in the ME are horrible IMO. Use it for a little bit of compression and some reverb/delay/mod. It can't do much else.
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#8
Just don't use the pedal's distortion. Have you even tried that? Also, the DS-1 is possibly the worst pedal ever created in the history of pedals.
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#9
An eq is a must with that amp. On its own its terrible muddy. With an eq and an overdrive it sounds just fine for those tones.
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#10
Quote by spiff389
I assumed LP based on the "Gibson Studio" part of the OP

that would be a good indicator huh?

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