#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snnyjzu7yj4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R1rzXiAY9M&playnext=1&list=PLD02D8340C014F8FE

(The first one is the exact tone I'm looking for, the 2nd has slightly more distortion)

This tone. It's clean, but yet has enough sustain and such to be a lead tone. I've heard this sort of tone a lot in lighter, more "mature" kind of music and I absolutely love it. Problem is, no matter how hard and how long I've tried, I cannot get anywhere near.

I understand that I'd need to have like a Vox amp and a Strat or something to nail it, but I'd really like to get even somewhat close with my Boss GT-10 and Ibanez S5470.

Any tips on getting this pretty twangy, ever so slightly distorted, very present and trebly tone and it's beautiful reverb and sustain ? (Preferably without new gear, if you can guide me to some settings on the GT-10, I'd be very thankful.)

Cheers.
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#2
Yeah ideally you'd want like a Tele or Strat like guitar through a tube amp.

i've never used a Boss GT-10, but i'd try messing around with a light overdrive setting, compression and some reverb and use the neck or middle pickup.
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Last edited by pawnluv at Jul 6, 2011,
#3
I get tones like that. Strat, neck pickup, some compression to add sustain, a bit of reverb and a decent clean amp, maybe add a tube screamer with very little gain.
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#4
Settings thread in disguise?

In any case, +1 to the recommendations so far. Clean and bright setting with some compression and dial in your gain just enough that when you attack the strings more harshly, there's a touch of distortion. Then play softly for cleans, and harsh for a bit of dirt. That's my approach, however, you need tubes to get that degree of dynamics. Give it a shot though.
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#5
tone is in the fingers...

make sure you are playing with a amp that responds to dynamics and use a splash of reverb.
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#7
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Settings thread in disguise?



Nah, just looking for overall hints regarding stuff like distortion and effects. :P

But, thanks to everyone so far, I'll try searching for the tone again, from a different point of view.
Guitars:
Ibanez S5470 w/ DiMarzio Crunch Lab & Liquifire
Ibanez RG1527
Ibanez SA160
Ibanez E-Acoustic
Selfmade Telecaster w/ DiMarzio Twang King & Chopper T



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