#1
Is it possible to obtain with a PRS Custom 22, Fender Hotrod DLX, Keeley Tubescreamer, Big Muff?

How?
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#2
Yeah, you can probobly get close. On the amp try high mids, on the guitar use neck pickup with tone rolled down pretty low (0-3). Either crank the amp for overdrive or use the tube screamer with a low drive setting. Don't think the Big Muff would help.

Lemme know if that works.
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#3
All I know is that Carlos Santana uses the Tubescreamer and that it plays quite an integral role in his tone
#4
Well, the PRS will already get you pretty close...I say turn up the treble and mids on your amp, but on the guitar, turn the tone down to 10. Santana's tone is a sort of "woman tone" variation. It's not exactly bright, but there is some treble there...try using the neck pickup.

Don't use the Big Muff. Santana's tone is really smooth, and the muff will just lead you in the wrong direction.

That's all I can think of...

congratulations for owning a PRS, by the way.
#5
You need LOTS of mids. Got a wah or an EQ? If you do, use those for a mid spike.
#6
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You need LOTS of mids. Got a wah or an EQ? If you do, use those for a mid spike.



I do have a wah.


I've just been so unhappy with my tone lately, and I'm gonna take his and go from there.
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#7
Okay, try this- Turn on the wah, rock it to the Q point (the middle of the "wah"), and leave it alone.
#8
My guitar teacher calls my tone the "no tone" because it's has so much mids and bass he claims he can't hear two different notes apart.
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#9
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My guitar teacher calls my tone the "no tone" because it's has so much mids and bass he claims he can't hear two different notes apart.



I think that's been my problem, I've been trying to add too much bass and mids.


I'm usually- Bass- 4 O clock

Mids 5 o clock

Treb- 2 o clock.
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#10
i always have neutral(12 o'clock) bass and high, and mids at 3 o clock, reverb at 1 and gain at 10 or 11. works great and i can get a pretty cool tone with it, just make sure the volume on your guitar is turned down just a little.
it leaves a bit of an edge(very small) and still sounds very clean and fat. the notes keep singin on for quite a while too, i recon with a bit more gain you can get santana's tone.
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#11
Any tips on getting a solo boost when I already have the 'Screamer on?
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#12
There's no such thing as too much mids unless you have a really wooly amp, but too much bass is a pretty common trap to fall into.
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#14
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I'm usually- Bass- 4 O clock

Mids 5 o clock

Treb- 2 o clock.


Ugh, that's got to sound horrible. Way too much bass, way too much mids.
#15
anything you think I should try out for SRV, Santana stuff?
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#16
SRV and santana have completely different tones. SRV has tons of high end, to the point where it almost pierces your ears. Santana is much smoother, a woman tone as has been already said.
#17
well, I'm unfamiliar with the "woman" tone you speak of. Enlighten me?


EDIT Oh, nevermind. Clapton right?
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#18
similar to clapton. Use the bridge pickup to get a silky smooth tone and roll back on the guitar volume knob to bring back the highs. Santana's tone is going to be difficult to nail, you have to put everything you've got into it. Play with a lot of soul.
#19
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similar to clapton. Use the bridge pickup to get a silky smooth tone and roll back on the guitar volume knob to bring back the highs. Santana's tone is going to be difficult to nail, you have to put everything you've got into it. Play with a lot of soul.



I do. I just figured it'd be really hard sense he runs a Dumble and a Mesa in stereo.
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#20
I'm hearing Black Magic Woman in my head right now. So... I say the bass position on the selector... very clean
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#21
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similar to clapton. Use the bridge pickup to get a silky smooth tone and roll back on the guitar volume knob to bring back the highs. Santana's tone is going to be difficult to nail, you have to put everything you've got into it. Play with a lot of soul.

..Roll back the volume? To bring back the highs?
Well, if you're talking "woman tone", then you'd roll DOWN the tone control...
#22
I get a good Santana tone by cranking the amp on clean channel so it's pretty distorted, and using the tubescreamer aswell, then using the neck pickup, and picking notes with different levels of attack.
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#23
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..Roll back the volume? To bring back the highs?
Well, if you're talking "woman tone", then you'd roll DOWN the tone control...


whoops, I meant tone knob. And bring back the highs I guess is an awkward way of saying lowering them, kind of reeling them in.
#24
Actually Santana was one of the first users of a Big Muff (i read somewhere, dunno if its true). But use it with not to high sustain setting and a low tone setting and you'll get that smooth lead tone of his!
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#26
Quote by The_Okie
Is it possible to obtain with a PRS Custom 22, Fender Hotrod DLX, Keeley Tubescreamer, Big Muff?

How?


Few days ago I bought a PRS SE Custom and a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe! I was aiming for the santana tone too... And it's great!
#27
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Is it possible to obtain with a PRS Custom 22, Fender Hotrod DLX, Keeley Tubescreamer, Big Muff?

How?

You got 90% of it.
Leave the tubescreamer and big muff aside and go through a clean overdrive booster instead.