#1
Hi please have a listen to these clips below. Just wondering how to (roughly) aquire this strat tone, this is not Townshend as it's another guy playing. Thanks in advance.

https://youtu.be/fQ2XbMEZCu4 (1st solo: 1:39. 2nd solo: 2.53 and 3rd solo: 4:28 till end)

https://youtu.be/12tZjKYPNxc ( solo starts 3:25 - 4:08)

https://youtu.be/VW3lBN_vuwQ (solo starts 3:47)

https://youtu.be/ucUDek1UQfk (solo starts 2:53)

https://youtu.be/GAcqUFO2Qpk ( solo starts at 3:25)
#2
https://youtu.be/fQ2XbMEZCu4 (1st solo: 1:39 tubescreamer or clone (probably with some amp dirt too) 2nd solo: 2.53 as the first one but with some wah i think and 3rd solo: 4:28 till end) pretty much same as the first. I suspect he has hotter and/or middier than regular strat pickups (and possibly with the tone control wired to the bridge pickup). I'd guess bridge pickup.

pretty much the same for the other ones

i'm reliably terrible at telling how to sound like recordings, though, so maybe take what i said with a pinch of salt.
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#3
Quote by DGH36
Hi please have a listen to these clips below. Just wondering how to (roughly) aquire this strat tone, this is not Townshend as it's another guy playing. Thanks in advance.

https://youtu.be/fQ2XbMEZCu4 (1st solo: 1:39. 2nd solo: 2.53 and 3rd solo: 4:28 till end)

https://youtu.be/12tZjKYPNxc ( solo starts 3:25 - 4:08)

https://youtu.be/VW3lBN_vuwQ (solo starts 3:47)

https://youtu.be/ucUDek1UQfk (solo starts 2:53)

https://youtu.be/GAcqUFO2Qpk ( solo starts at 3:25)


need links. ok checked things out. some amp overdrive probably with an overdrive like a tubescreamer and a fair bit of delay. can't really see what amp the guy is using.

what gear are you using?
Last edited by monwobobbo at Feb 28, 2016,
#4
Quote by Dave_Mc
https://youtu.be/fQ2XbMEZCu4 (1st solo: 1:39 tubescreamer or clone (probably with some amp dirt too) 2nd solo: 2.53 as the first one but with some wah i think and 3rd solo: 4:28 till end) pretty much same as the first. I suspect he has hotter and/or middier than regular strat pickups (and possibly with the tone control wired to the bridge pickup). I'd guess bridge pickup.

pretty much the same for the other ones

i'm reliably terrible at telling how to sound like recordings, though, so maybe take what i said with a pinch of salt.


Cheers for the input Dave yeah I'm guessing it's just tubescreamer and moderate delay. I think it's the amps distortion with a tubescreamer. It's not your typical thin trebal strat sound, maybe he has a fat strat pick up maybe. That's my theory haha
#5
Quote by monwobobbo
need links. ok checked things out. some amp overdrive probably with an overdrive like a tubescreamer and a fair bit of delay. can't really see what amp the guy is using.

what gear are you using?


I copied and pasted the clips but thought they'd be automatically accessible :p I'm thinking that too as it's not a heavy sounding tone like distortion, I've seen other vids and it's a mesa boogie he's playing through, not sure what model. I have a (don't laugh) 1994 fender squire, with a tubescreamer/crybaby wah. And a fender mustang II, a modelling amp. I've been thinking of changing the bridge pick up to a fat strat, but this squire has stock pick ups so it doesn't have that thin ice pick tone, but the tone clarity isn't brilliant.
Last edited by DGH36 at Feb 28, 2016,
#6
Quote by DGH36
I copied and pasted the clips but thought they'd be automatically accessible :p I'm thinking that too as it's not a heavy sounding tone like distortion, I've seen other vids and it's a mesa boogie he's playing through, not sure what model. I have a (don't laugh) 1994 fender squire, with a tubescreamer/crybaby wah. And a fender mustang II, a modelling amp. I've been thinking of changing the bridge pick up to a fat strat, but this squire has stock pick ups so it doesn't have that thin ice pick tone, but the tone clarity isn't brilliant.


strats don't have to have ice picky sound at all or even really thin. it's really all in how you set up your amps and fx. cut back on the treble add a little bass and really tweak your mids and you'll find that you can get a pretty good strat tone. modelling amps aren't the greatest at picking up the differences in pickups (until you get to the high end ones) so be aware of that. while the Mustang is a good practice amp like many modellers it doesn't do as well with lower gain distortion sounds. so for getting it to sound like a Mesa that has a little breakup like the Who tone is tough and you may have to settle for in the same ball park. in my profile is a link to some of my tunes. Valley Of Gwangi and Land Unknown were both recorded with strats through a Line 6 POD for examples of a thicker strat tone.
#7
Quote by monwobobbo
strats don't have to have ice picky sound at all or even really thin. it's really all in how you set up your amps and fx. cut back on the treble add a little bass and really tweak your mids and you'll find that you can get a pretty good strat tone. modelling amps aren't the greatest at picking up the differences in pickups (until you get to the high end ones) so be aware of that. while the Mustang is a good practice amp like many modellers it doesn't do as well with lower gain distortion sounds. so for getting it to sound like a Mesa that has a little breakup like the Who tone is tough and you may have to settle for in the same ball park. in my profile is a link to some of my tunes. Valley Of Gwangi and Land Unknown were both recorded with strats through a Line 6 POD for examples of a thicker strat tone.


That's true about how you set up your amp etc, but I thought like the pick up position on a start played a part, like you can adjust the height. I tend to have my bass and treble at 4 and mids at 5 so pretty much everything is In the middle. I made a mistake playing with scooped mids on a laney once..never again! I agree, you can have a really decent guitar and a modelling amp, but it's like driving a Ferrari in a car park as you're not goinIg to bring out the best. They are good and versatile amps In my opinion, I use one because it saves buying effects so I can just use the effects from the amp. I had a blackstar modeling amp at the distortion sounded very digital. Guess I'll have to save up for a mesa mark IIIc haha. But the thing is these guys have powerful sound systems and good sound guys and guitar tecs so I know I'm not going to get the best so to speak as I'm using a bog standard 20w amp, so not doing toooo badly haha. Oh ok thanks I'll have a listen
#8
Quote by DGH36
That's true about how you set up your amp etc, but I thought like the pick up position on a start played a part, like you can adjust the height. I tend to have my bass and treble at 4 and mids at 5 so pretty much everything is In the middle. I made a mistake playing with scooped mids on a laney once..never again! I agree, you can have a really decent guitar and a modelling amp, but it's like driving a Ferrari in a car park as you're not goinIg to bring out the best. They are good and versatile amps In my opinion, I use one because it saves buying effects so I can just use the effects from the amp. I had a blackstar modeling amp at the distortion sounded very digital. Guess I'll have to save up for a mesa mark IIIc haha. But the thing is these guys have powerful sound systems and good sound guys and guitar tecs so I know I'm not going to get the best so to speak as I'm using a bog standard 20w amp, so not doing toooo badly haha. Oh ok thanks I'll have a listen


well maybe not a mkIIIC but a tube amp might be a thought. i use either a Peavey Valveking or a Peavey Ultra. yes they can get very loud but i can manage to get a decent tone even at volumes tht wo't get me evicted. i'd continue to experiment with tone settings and with amp models if i were you. don't forget to use the overdrive effect that you have along with the amp models. scooping is crap so yeah i don't do that either. you'd be suprised what you can get even without a rockstar setup or a bunch of roadies
#9
I like your use of modulation effects you have on your songs unusual, but good I've heard good stuff about peavey, I was thinking of getting a peavey vyper one time. I don't think I'd be popular if I cranked up a tube amp, unless they enjoy a song I play paha. I use my tubescreamer with a preset on my amp which is quite liquid sounding, it has compression, abit of chorus and quite ability of delay, that with my TS9 you get that pink Floyd tone. Haha I've found that out as soon as I tried it! That's the thing I mean my equipment isn't the best, but I do get decent sounds with what I have to be honest. Oh and groupies come with the rockstar set up!
#10
Quote by DGH36
I like your use of modulation effects you have on your songs unusual, but good I've heard good stuff about peavey, I was thinking of getting a peavey vyper one time. I don't think I'd be popular if I cranked up a tube amp, unless they enjoy a song I play paha. I use my tubescreamer with a preset on my amp which is quite liquid sounding, it has compression, abit of chorus and quite ability of delay, that with my TS9 you get that pink Floyd tone. Haha I've found that out as soon as I tried it! That's the thing I mean my equipment isn't the best, but I do get decent sounds with what I have to be honest. Oh and groupies come with the rockstar set up!


thanx . i try to go for my own sound when recording. a lot of that is phasers which i love to use for leads.

not about having the "best" gear but all about getting the most out of what you have. as for tube amps you can use them at low volumes and sound fine. sure it's great fun to crank them but usually in an apt the rooms aren't that big and it gets painfully loud pretty fast. with some time and effort you can get good tones that won't piss off the neighbors. i use the VK for practice and that's 50 watts.
#11
No probs yeah it's a good balance as it doesn't sound too OTT with the effects. There is like an echo rack from the 60s that the guitarist from hawkwind used, cannot remember the name. True I find experimenting with the knobs and what sound you want to achieve helps. okay may not sound epic as most top range gear but it's still pretty good. Now you said that I remember seeing tube amps online were you can adjust the wattage, that's a good idea me thinks! I've never had the pleasure of cranking an amp to its full potential..yet anyway :p if that fails just play with headphones, I don't like doing that really. Is the vk used on your recordings too?