#1
Hey guys,

I'm trying to get a distorted tone with a sort of rather clear, tight and strong biting attack when my pick hit the strings while playing at high gain level, if that makes any sense. Is there a pedal or some sort of setting that'd help get this kinda tone?

My amp is a Mesa Boogie single rectifier.

Thanks for your help guys
Last edited by ndl.alex0608 at Jul 8, 2013,
#2
Is this the sort of situation that might call for a tubescreamer to tighten up the attack? Basically setting it as a clean boost might keep it clear and tight (given the fact that you alread have plenty of gain on tap)

or perhaps just an EQ?
#3
Maybe use less gain. You may not need as much gain as you think. Too much gain can make the sound noisy and unclear. Also try different EQ settings.
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#4
Since you have a good amp, the place to look to now is your pickups. What pickups are you using?

And yes, what are your settings on the amp?
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#5
What sort of settings are you using on the amp? Use of the gain control, treble control, and presence control will be key - also, is your amp a Solo 50 Series 1 or Series 2? Thanks!
Last edited by MESA/Boogie at Jul 9, 2013,
#6
You can also get envelope followers that can alter the sound of the attack such as the EHX Knockout.