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Basically im running a Epiphone LP custom Through a VK and what i wanted to get was 3 types of tone.

Clean: A very very slight amount of distortion Like The Cleans that Gilby Clark has In This Vid: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GW4ifdiLVM4

Crunch: Just a basic crunch really although has to be clear so you can hear Full 6 string chords and they dont sound too messy.

Lead/Solo: I like a nice hi-gain solo tone but nothing really treibly. i Like somthing like this: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ-peIbwaVo

My idea for the cleans was to either set the distortion on my to like extreamly low gain and try and EQ it really well. Or just set my pickups quite bassy then use the 'bright' switch on the clean then give it a fair bit of treble (Bein carefull not to make it too treibly and awfull cause i cant stand that) on the amp and a fair bit of volume so it gives it that bit of an edge.

Then from that just have a crunch pedal for the crunch tones (Duh?!) then use somthing like a bad monkey to boost that for the solos. Making sure i EQ everything piece by piece to get it so nothing sounds too treibly or bassy.

This was my idea, but is there a better way to do it??? Upgrading my amp isnt a possiblity but i could probs afford around £100 for pedals (I have non atm).
Or if thats a good way can you give me any tips?

Sorry for the big load of text but any help with any off this is greatly appreciated



EDIT: Ohh and I dont wanna have to keep changing my knobs on my guitar, im happy to not have them all on 10 but playing guitar and doin vocals is enough goin on at once for me tbh.
Last edited by Zakk_Lp at Jul 20, 2008,
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For a boost pedal I highly recommend the MXR micro amp.This pedal allows you to get more gain without having anything to change the eq of the amp.
#3
that sounds like a chorus pedal on the cleans.

i guess a booster pedal wouldn't hurt for the solo tone.

have you switched the speaker in the VK yet?
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#4
Im using a head so its not the stock peavy speakers.

and about the cleans thing its that i couldnt think of a good example straght away but i just wanted a very very small amount of distortion that you can only really hear if you sort of strum it fairly hard its just it gives it a little bit of edge.

The reason i said about the Bad monkey is its cheap and also i was gona buy it anyways so i can also use the amp for a 'brootal' metal tone.
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(a) Im using a head so its not the stock peavy speakers.

(b) and about the cleans thing its that i couldnt think of a good example straght away but i just wanted a very very small amount of distortion that you can only really hear if you sort of strum it fairly hard its just it gives it a little bit of edge.

(c) The reason i said about the Bad monkey is its cheap and also i was gona buy it anyways so i can also use the amp for a 'brootal' metal tone.


(a) oh ok, sorry, i didn't know that.

(b) does the VK clean channel have a gain knob? just increase it a bit (or pick harder!). an od pedal would help there too (or a clean boost- but that mightn't give you enough of a boost if you need it to boost the od channel for metal too).

(c) i haven't tried the BM, but it seems to have a pretty decent reputation (for the price).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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