#1
hi guys,
I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on how I could increase sustain without popping up the distortion? Tone wise I'm going for a kind of creamy and smooth hi end and rough loud low end for power chords mostly. But I don't want to use too much distortion to achieve this... any thoughts???
ps my gear is an epi LP custom, a marshall mg-15 and i have a ds-1 pedal with an me-50 effects board.
#2
Get a compressor/sustainer pedal. That'll help the most.

Uh, practice fingering on an acoustic for a long time, after that you'll fret harder and your notes will hold better on an electric?
#3
a ten band eq will allow you to boost the desired frequencies affecting sustain, while not needing to increase the distortion
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#6
Actually, EQs of any sort come in many different amounts of bands.

Some are pedals, some are rack-mount, some are on your amp.

Actually, you can get really complicated EQs, up to like, 64 bands I think... but that just becomes complicated to the point of stupidity.
#7
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Actually, EQs of any sort come in many different amounts of bands.

Some are pedals, some are rack-mount, some are on your amp.

Actually, you can get really complicated EQs, up to like, 64 bands I think... but that just becomes complicated to the point of stupidity.


I was thinking of the mxr 10 band eq graphic equalizer pedal. 18 volts comes with adapter for around(list price $200 but you can get it for cheaper) or it's little brother, the
6 band eq
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#8
thanks for the info guys... I got another question about tone this time, when your trying to mimic someones sound, where do you start? Like if your trying to get jimmy page tone, how would u go about doing it with a effect board? Do you start by adding the distortion, then effects, then adjusting? I love the me-50, but its kind of overwhelming lol. I know in my head the kind of tones i want to produce, but no clue what effects to use or kind of distortion to achieve them... any thoughts?
#9
^ Start off by listening and analyzing their sound
I wouldn't start with getting their gear.

ie.
how bassy? how full is the tone? how might high end is there? How much gain is there?
Twiddle the EQ around a bit
You should get a general shape of the tone

Well you can never emulate one's true tone unless you get exact gear or somethign really close.
But, EQ would be a good place to start.