#1
I need help with some amp settings for a warren demartini/ Ratt tone on my peavy Vypyr. I've gotten sorta close but it's not clean enough and then when I make it clean not enough gain. What settings would you guys suggest? Thanks!
#2
He used SLO's a lot and the closest amp to that on the Vyper is the 6505 model. Try that one.
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#3
Quote by JS122615
I need help with some amp settings for a warren demartini/ Ratt tone on my peavy Vypyr. I've gotten sorta close but it's not clean enough and then when I make it clean not enough gain. What settings would you guys suggest? Thanks!


I'd be more inclined to go with one of the marshall style models. you also may have to look at yourself playing wise as he used less gain than you might think. don't forget to add in a little delay for leads as well. make sure your picking is really precise for lead playing and if you do you may find that you need less gain than you thought. the 6505 model is more of a modern tone than was used (but could work).
#4
It depends on the era of Ratt were talking about. From 1983 to 1987 he used Marshalls, from 1988 until now he's been using Soldano SLO's, so pick your favorite and move accordingly.
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#5
So the 6505 model would work but might be a little to modern? Any other suggestions for a setting that would sound close to his Marshall rig and his Soldano Rig? Also what would be my best bet to make the clean but distorted sound?
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Any idea on EQ settings?


I find on MOST amps, I can find that 80s sound somewhere around LOW 5 / MID 3 / HIGH 9 or 10. With the Pre half to 3/4 the way up depending on the amp. I use a 6505+ currently as my main amp with a 412 loaded with V30 clones and I have no issue getting that tone. I play a lot of RATT, Motley Crue, Poison, ECT.
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So the 6505 model would work but might be a little to modern? Any other suggestions for a setting that would sound close to his Marshall rig and his Soldano Rig? Also what would be my best bet to make the clean but distorted sound?


A 6505 model would be too much IMO.


Use a Marshall model, crunch it up, EQ to taste. Start with everything at 5 and go from there.
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#9
The green channel on the 6505 model may work - that's basically a boosted Marshall. The red channel would be too much.
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#10
metalmingee yeah I don't even use the red channel. Even for Metallica. I'll throw a mild OD in front of the green channel sometimes to tighten it up
#11
Thanks! I've been putting it on crunch channel the orange one so that's probably my problem. I read in an interview with Warren were he said he puts the bass on 0 is that a good idea for a modeling amp?
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Thanks! I've been putting it on crunch channel the orange one so that's probably my problem. I read in an interview with Warren were he said he puts the bass on 0 is that a good idea for a modeling amp?


if the resulting tone is what you want then sure. experiment though as different amps behave differently. just because a player sets his amp a certain way doesn't mean that it will work for you or you doing it will result in similar tone.
#13
Ratt really is the golden standard when it comes to the 80s metal, Marshall sound. I read once they went through dozens of heads on each of the first 2-3 albums before finding the right sound. I would say record a favorite Ratt lick and compare it to the record, then adjust and repeat. Maybe with the computer software, depending on how new your amp is, you could download patches others have made,
#15
My guess would be the Plexi mode.
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Mine doesn't have a a plexi setting. I have the VIP 1
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i haven't tried it but i would guess the butcher
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#20
british or butcher, but not in that order.

i'd try gain on 7-8, treb 5-7, mids around 4, bass probably between 2-5 but don't hold me to that.

master to allowed volume of circumstance.

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#21
surely someone has a vypyr ratt clip. it's a staple around here cough 311 cough.
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