#1
I play lead guitar is mostly hard rock and metal. I was wondering what I could do to make my solos really come out of the mix. Generally I'm already going to be on distortion and soloing over other distortion. I was thinking an ibanez tube screamer would give me that warm creamy sound that would really jump out from the rest of the instruments. is that the way to go? any other suggestions? I play a randall solid state if that helps any. I'm just not sure how the combination will sound with me already having the gain really high then turning on the tube screamer and I live in a rural area so whatever i decide to add to my chain I will simply order online.

Thanks for any tips and advice
#2
basic things are getting the EQ right and boosting the volume for the solo...

not sure how a tube screamer would work on a solid state amp, I think they are designed to push tube amps harder...
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#3
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#6
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take viagra
what's viagra have to do with solos?

I was expecting the jokes to be like
"Play through a Bugera" or something.


But really OP, some more mids. some more volume.
And when it comes to tubescreamers, alot of people generally use it as a boost rather than for loads of extra gain itself.

Also, you shouldn't want your solos to actually be out of the mix. They should still be in the mix. Just more dominant and pronounced like a lead is e.g. - a singer's voice.
#7
+1 on more mids
+1 on a boost pedal
+1 on a compressor

I use my guitar's volume pot a lot, that helps and broads my expression and sound options.
I also use an octave-fuzz as a boost on some songs but of course the sound changes a lot, just personal taste and on specially chosen solos. (What I'm trying to imply here is that you can find something different that works for you and your music too)

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#8
Cath nailed this one. A properly set up compressor will make your guitar jump out of the mix even better than a simple volume boost. They can be as cheap as a $70 MXR Dyna Comp or more expensive models like Carl Martin, TC Electronic, and Keeley.
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#9
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what's viagra have to do with solos?

It mean's LOTS!

Looks like somebody doesn't know what it's like to have a penis

TS, if you and your guitar playing friend are both balanced pretty well, you should both pop out a bit when you start playing in higher registers.

I don't think you need any gear for that to happen.
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#10
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what's viagra have to do with solos?

bigger the ****, the more confidence, the more confidence the better the solo
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