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I've been trying to nail the right distortion sound I want, but being that I don't know much about guitar EQ I thought I would ask you guys for some help. I have a MIM Strat with a humbucker in it going through my Boss ME-70 which goes into some headphones. I'm looking for a slightly crunchy distortion similar to about what JF is playing at around 3:40 in this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3iNdc3LOxM&feature=fvwrel
I can recreate something similar but my problem is that while power chords on the bottom 3 or 4 strings sounds ok, when I play more funky or jazzy chords like the hendrix chord the sound gets very cluttered and fuzzy when I want the upper notes to be more clear. What can I do to change this?
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its wont be easy .

1 ..because of the headphones which compressed the sound !!! headphone never give the result and real reproduction of what it should sound like .

2 . a light crunch /overdrive is hard to recreate with modeler ( specially the cheaper ) . most of the time modeler will be good for high gain or clean .. but getting a range in between is harder to recreate , the natural overdrive of a crank tube amp is a combinaison of Preamp tube , power amp saturation and the speakers . You have neither of the 3 with the Boss me-70 through headphones , so its hard to get a realistic "crunch" sound ( Think ACDC , classic rock etc.. ) . and since the signal is digital it will always sound fake or "unnatural".

good luck . Playing with headphones has is limit unfortunatly . get something similar but dont expect it to sound realistic like a cranked tube amp would .
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Quote by Chandleezy
I can recreate something similar but my problem is that while power chords on the bottom 3 or 4 strings sounds ok, when I play more funky or jazzy chords like the hendrix chord the sound gets very cluttered and fuzzy when I want the upper notes to be more clear. What can I do to change this?


Have you tried turning down the volume on your guitar? You can get quite a bit of clarity from letting your amp/pedals/processor handle your distortion instead of your guitar. Just a thought.
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