#1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5c9H302jzk

That's the kind of tone I'm looking for. Not sure if I can put this here, so I apologize if it's in the wrong place, I just read "discuss recording techniques".

So the tone definitely sounds like a single coil to my ear. Any ideas on how to make a humbucker guitar sound like that? Presets for guitar rig?

Also, I'm hearing a treble boost and some reverb for the guitar, can anyone confirm this? Or am I wrong?

Sorry, I'm not really good at this stuff.

I will most likely be recording DI, then modeling the sound on my computer. I could record with amp, if someone could give me a good place to start for amp settings?
Well now that I know how to put a sig on, I don't know what to put.
#2
To me it sounds like straight single coils with some mad compression and noise reduction put on in post, and maybe a touch of reverb on the amp. As far as treble boost goes, I would say it's more likely the choice in pickup, but that might help to recreate it.

You can't really make a humbucker equipped guitar sound like a strat. There may be something in Guitar Rig to do it, but I doubt it sounds right.

You could try unscrewing the screws (with a flat head screwdriver) from half of each of humbucker, so you either have 6 screws or 6 pole pieces in each.

Check out this video. Skip to about 7 minutes in (this guy talks a lot) to see what I'm talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g8qF9vC11s
Last edited by mjones1992 at Jun 6, 2014,
#3
groovydjs is literally the biggest douche related to guitar on YT there is, but my friend did that to his SG and it did make a difference, although it wasn't a "perfect" single coil tone.
#4
Quote by Jmoarguitar
groovydjs is literally the biggest douche related to guitar on YT there is, but my friend did that to his SG and it did make a difference, although it wasn't a "perfect" single coil tone.


Haha true that, although I give him second place next to Tom Hess on the douche-o-meter.

And yeah. Hopefully OP can get something a little closer with a treble boost and a reduction on the low end :-/