#1
ok, so I'm running a fender tele through a hot rod deluxe and obviously my tone has TONS of highs lol but problem is I hate that harsh high end sound, I like a warmer more flat and natural sounding tone. how can I fix this problem? compressor? new pickups? new tubes? and NO i don't wanna get a new guitar and NO i don't want a new amp. thank
#2
Have you tried rolling back the tone on you guitar and treble on your amp?
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#3
or turn down the tone on your guitar

or up the bass and lower the treble on your amp

EQ pedal

that's 3 big options without even touching your pickups or tubes.
#4
I've tried it all, when i have like a clean tone and I'm playing some rhythm stuff i still get that real harsh sounding highs, I'm gonna try lowering the pickup a bit on the treble side and if not i really think a compressor might be the answer....not sure tho
#5
I believe the tone knob on your guitar is the way to go.
What?! There's a clean channel on my amp?!

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#6
Tone knob, that's why it's there... but I have to ask, if you don't like a very toppy tone, then why on earth do you rock a Telecaster in the first place? : O
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#7
hate harsh highs


not willing to do anything substantial to change these harsh highs


Enjoy your harsh highs, I suppose?
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#10
if you've tried twiddling and it didn't work, try swapping out the speaker

that's about the biggest difference you're gonna get from any one component. get a darker-voiced speaker and it should help a lot.
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#11
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ok, so I'm running a fender tele through a hot rod deluxe and obviously my tone has TONS of highs lol but problem is I hate that harsh high end sound, I like a warmer more flat and natural sounding tone. how can I fix this problem? compressor? new pickups? new tubes? and NO i don't wanna get a new guitar and NO i don't want a new amp. thank

Are you serious?

The HRD has a presence knob that rolls off highs. When it's all the way down, I find it rolls them off too much.

Also, I find the best EQ settings (Mid, Bass, Treble) are at midnight. I use this configuration with every amp.
#12
I don't know if this is too obvious, but what pickup are you using? I can see your bridge pickup being harsh through that amp, but your neck pickup should get you a pretty warm sound.