#1
I think I've finally devoloped an ear for tone. Just a couple months ago I couldn't tell the difference between pickup positions on my strat and I thought those tone knobs were silly little things. Now I can notice a big difference between them and a difference between tone knob settings. Also on my Fender Frontman I can tell a difference between high mids, low mids, low treble, high treble, low bass, high base ect. and I am noticing how much better the reverb makes my tone sound. BUT-I still think my frontman's distortion sounds good on a gain of 10, bass 10, treble 9 and a gain of 4. I can tell a tube amp has more punchy distortion but nothing else and I can't tell the difference between the cleans. Could anyone link to a very crappy sounding distortion and a very nice distortion then really crappy cleans and really orgasmic cleans?
#2
Quote by Hellfire999
I think I've finally devoloped an ear for tone. Just a couple months ago I couldn't tell the difference between pickup positions on my strat and I thought those tone knobs were silly little things. Now I can notice a big difference between them and a difference between tone knob settings. Also on my Fender Frontman I can tell a difference between high mids, low mids, low treble, high treble, low bass, high base ect. and I am noticing how much better the reverb makes my tone sound. BUT-I still think my frontman's distortion sounds good on a gain of 10, bass 10, treble 9 and a gain of 4. I can tell a tube amp has more punchy distortion but nothing else and I can't tell the difference between the cleans. Could anyone link to a very crappy sounding distortion and a very nice distortion then really crappy cleans and really orgasmic cleans?


Good distortion:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=i6z2jdPQkcM&mode=related&search=
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mw_B7nzWdH4
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WZPI4ERNvyU

Good cleans:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=FL8aeeSTthQ

Bad distortion:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=se9dl0UxoOY
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1o-gIiQo5co
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#3
^ man that andy timmons vid is great,he's surprisingly underated compared to the other ibanez endorsees
but ya good, i used to be the same couldnt tell the difference at all
#4
Quote by stephen_rettie
^ man that andy timmons vid is great,he's surprisingly underated compared to the other ibanez endorsees
but ya good, i used to be the same couldnt tell the difference at all


Andy Timmons isn't just a great player, you can always count on him to have a great tone as well.

Have another vid:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SiW22O914Cg&mode=related&search=
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#5
^ you are biased...


Anyway, here's some good settings to try out:

High gain:
G9 B7 M4 T8 R1-2

Mid gain:
G7 B7 M8 T5 R3-4

Low gain:
G4 B7 M5 T4 R5-6



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#6
Quote by p.stick
^ you are biased...


Anyway, here's some good settings to try out:

High gain:
G9 B7 M4 T8 R1-2

Mid gain:
G7 B7 M8 T5 R3-4

Low gain:
G4 B7 M5 T4 R5-6


Why am I biased?
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#7
Quote by Bonsaischaap
Why am I biased?


Everyone has different taste for tone.

Personally I think AX7 have a great tone.



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#8
Quote by p.stick
Everyone has different taste for tone.

Personally I think AX7 have a great tone.


Yes, but I think even the most hardcore Avenged Sevenfold fan will agree his tone in that vid sucks ass.

Anyway, why don't we just enjoy this vid of an artist who manages not to fuck up his live solo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HC60XNiS-MQ
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#9
Quote by Bonsaischaap
Yes, but I think even the most hardcore Avenged Sevenfold fan will agree his tone in that vid sucks ass.


I think it is half decent. It's probably just the poor recording that makes it sound too trebly.

Also there is no reason why Mr. Gate would use such a terrible tone live.



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#10
Listen to John Petrucci....


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#11
After whoring YouTube I still cannot find good/bad metal distortion there is just uber mesa boogie distortion and all the other hi gain stuff sounds the same, but I understand the difference now between orgasm cleans and frontman cleans. Also I forgot to mention I can tell the difference between standard strings and the nickel wound strings I used to replace my standard strings. So how would you rate my "ear for tone"?
#12
Quote by Bonsaischaap
Yes, but I think even the most hardcore Avenged Sevenfold fan will agree his tone in that vid sucks ass.

Anyway, why don't we just enjoy this vid of an artist who manages not to fuck up his live solo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HC60XNiS-MQ


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#14
I think tone is a totally subjective matter.

But the best tone in the world is universally described as such:

Slightly overdriven sound, where the clean is still somewhat intact, but there's a bit of grit and dirt to it. Treble must not be overdone. Slightly boosted mids sound nice. A bassy end is good, as long as it's all done in class. Must sound totally smooth and sweet and fat and thick.

Of course, it's quite another thing to find that JUST right tone for yourself, as the description that gives allows hundreds of possibilities.

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#16
Quote by thesimo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KTtJHfYUKzk

can someone tell me if this is good? it sounds awesome to me, but id like a second opinion



Way too much noise etc going on... I think it's just a recording problem though. The tone is decent, but not my type.


Also... You have a DG30??



Quote by KileManA7X
I remember my first erection. I went to my dad and was like "Do I have Aids???". I seriously thought there was something wrong with me.



#17
Quote by p.stick
Way too much noise etc going on... I think it's just a recording problem though. The tone is decent, but not my type.


Also... You have a DG30??


yes
#18
Quote by thesimo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KTtJHfYUKzk

can someone tell me if this is good? it sounds awesome to me, but id like a second opinion


As others stated, tone is subjective. Your ears tell you what you like, no one can tell you. You have your own tastes just like everyone else.

IMO, he needs to tune up, he's too far down in drop-tuning.
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#19
Quote by thesimo
yes



Are you sure it isn't a MG but a DG?



Quote by KileManA7X
I remember my first erection. I went to my dad and was like "Do I have Aids???". I seriously thought there was something wrong with me.



#21
Quote by p.stick
Are you sure it isn't a MG but a DG?



oh, sorry,i guess i made a typo

fixed
#22
Quote by p.stick
^ you are biased...


Anyway, here's some good settings to try out:

High gain:
G9 B7 M4 T8 R1-2

Mid gain:
G7 B7 M8 T5 R3-4

Low gain:
G4 B7 M5 T4 R5-6

Don't scoop mids on the FM, beacause I'm sure hes using the mid-scoop button. It sounds way too mushy. Go to the store, and play their amps natural distortion, you'll hate the FM in no time. The FM is worse than the MG IMO.
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#23
Quote by Hellfire999
After whoring YouTube I still cannot find good/bad metal distortion there is just uber mesa boogie distortion and all the other hi gain stuff sounds the same, but I understand the difference now between orgasm cleans and frontman cleans. Also I forgot to mention I can tell the difference between standard strings and the nickel wound strings I used to replace my standard strings. So how would you rate my "ear for tone"?

Actually, the FM has decent cleans if you're using low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low low output pickups.
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