#3
Use mids.
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#4
I've noticed good tubes can really help an amp's growl. Of the amps I've owned the Egnater Rebel had my favorite growl.
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#5
pretty much just a superstrat with pretty bright/hot bridge pickup into an 80s high gain type of sound

i think i've heard he uses a rat a lot too. that might not hurt either. it can be set pretty bright.
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#6
Boost mids and tailor the presence control until it gets that bite on the higher strings. A really bright ceramic pickup like the Super Distortion can also really help.
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#7
Quote by Guy_Mitchell
Boost mids and tailor the presence control until it gets that bite on the higher strings. A really bright ceramic pickup like the Super Distortion can also really help.


This is actually a fairly low gain sound, which is part of the reason it can be cleaned up easily.

I have two "presence" knobs on my Carvin Belair. One of them simply boosts some treble here and there. The second one is a modification (see Hasserl Mods) that allows me to set the negative feedback (power section) anywhere from the stock amount (fairly clean) to zero. If I had to describe what it does, I guess I'd say that it increases touch sensitivity and dynamics. If you really dig in, even on the clean channel, you get that "hair" or bite. If you run it on the gain side, you'll find that you need a lot less gain to get that bite or "snarl."

One other thing worth looking at is a treble boost. I have active Bartolini pickups on one '70's guitar, and there are two different levels (and frequencies) of treble boost built into the preamp. Another guitar that does this for me is the one equipped with a Chandler Tone-X, which is a sweepable mids boost (about 16 dB). Run it up to the highest frequency and you're there.
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#8
^ that's a good point, just digging in while playing will also help

also i thought a super distortion was pretty warm?
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#9
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^ that's a good point, just digging in while playing will also help

also i thought a super distortion was pretty warm?


When I tried it, I thought it sounded sort of mid scooped and bright. Might just have been brighter than my previous pickup at the time.
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#11
If you think a bright pickup will help, the DiMarzio EJ Custom and the Humbucker From Hell will fill the bill. Both are pretty similar:

Treble: 8.5
Mid: 4.5
Bass: 5.5

Honestly, if I'm doing this, I'm using one of the guitars I have that have the Carvin M22SD or the C22B pickups installed. The C22B is an AlnicoV pickup with outputs of:

Low: 7.8,
Low-Mid: 9.1,
Hi-Mid: 8.4,
Hi: 8.4

The M22SD is a 14 Kohm AlnicoV pickup (and a properly raucous rock bridge pickup it is) with:

Low: 7.8,
Low-Mid: 9.1,
Hi-Mid: 10.3,
Hi: 9.4
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#12
3 things: amp set right, OD/boost pedal for a push, and your right hand...
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#13
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When I tried it, I thought it sounded sort of mid scooped and bright. Might just have been brighter than my previous pickup at the time.


yeah that could be it

as dspellman posted, the one i tried seemed pretty warm-sounding.
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