#1
So I was watching a video where someone was playing an Epiphone Les Paul doing a review of it I guess and he switched the pickup and it was playing clean.

I have the same Les Paul except it has a whammy and a Bigsby Tremolo (w/e that is, but it is something) and when I switch pickups it just sound a little different. Still distorted.

I have to switch the modes on my amp and it sounds horrible./

Thank you
#2
His amp maybe? Or pick-ups.
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#4
It might also have to do with your knobs. Try putting your bridge pick-up at 10 tone/volume and the neck pick-up much lower. You'll hear a bigger difference.
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#5
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So I was watching a video where someone was playing an Epiphone Les Paul doing a review of it I guess and he switched the pickup and it was playing clean.

I have the same Les Paul except it has a whammy and a Bigsby Tremolo (w/e that is, but it is something) and when I switch pickups it just sound a little different. Still distorted.

I have to switch the modes on my amp and it sounds horrible./

Thank you

First off, what amp are you using? With a tube amp you can clean the tone up considerally simply by pickicking softly, and likewise get the clean channel to distort a fair bit if you hit the strings hard. Or he may simply have had the volume on the other pickup turned down.
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#6
Here is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgbjKQBMV8I

You're going to have to skip to towards the end before you can see what I mean, he doesn't even play until near the end.

Thanks.

People keep saying there isn't much difference between the Gibson and the Epiphone but they lent me a gibson while they send my epiphone to get set up and it is so much better, not in looks or anything but in tone.
#7
he just used the switch on the les paul, ive never played one but i guess it switched the amps channel?

well, i dont really know what that switch does, but someone's bound to eh?
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#8
At 4:49 in the vid you see him look down at the ground and reach his right foot out to hit a pedal. He uses a footswitch to change from dist. to clean. The switch on the guitar switches between bridge/both/neck pickups. You see him hit the footswitch again when he talks about harmonics at the end.
#9
I'm pretty sure that he switches between distortion and clean using a footswitch like the other guy said, and he just switches pickups for a warmer clean sound. I always use both pickups for my cleans and switch to my bridge pickup for rhythm.
#10
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I'm pretty sure that he switches between distortion and clean using a footswitch like the other guy said, and he just switches pickups for a warmer clean sound. I always use both pickups for my cleans and switch to my bridge pickup for rhythm.


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#11
Well, he might be using a tube amp.. with the volume rolled up high on one pickup for gain, and the other rolled down for clean. Switching pickups would then alternatively act as a clean-gain type switch.

Might be it, might not. Hope i helped.
#12
It's obviously a foot pedal. The switch on the guitar is for switching pickups.