#1
I think the distortion sounds a bit to fuzzy and it sounds to thin overall. What do you guys think? How can improve it? A tube amp is on my wish list (Christmas present. Probabbly a Blackheart 5 wat combo ) However would a temporary fix be to get an EQ? A low gain distortion pedal?

This recording is done with some basic recording equipment i threw together but it sounds exactly like it does live. No effects or anything were added just the EQ on my amp.

Please ignore the shit guitar playing its an old recording.

The recording is in my profile.
#2
very fizzy. are you using a pedal? buy an amp with good distortion. dont buy an amp if you dont like the distortion. a pedal can never replace amp distortion. you can go amp distortion + overdrive for awesomeness.
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#3
Quote by apak
very fizzy. are you using a pedal? buy an amp with good distortion. dont buy an amp if you dont like the distortion. a pedal can never replace amp distortion. you can go amp distortion + overdrive for awesomeness.


Its just my guitar + amp. No pedals.

Well i was thinking of going with the 5 watt blackheart combo + an OD and an EQ. I thought that would be a good amp+pedal combo but no way in hell would it get a metal tone...

Hmmm... *thinks*
#4
is it a tube amp?

it's taken me 4 years to realize that you just have to have tube driven amps or your tone will never be great. Ive just never had the courage to drop more than 300$ on an amp
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is it a tube amp?

it's taken me 4 years to realize that you just have to have tube driven amps or your tone will never be great. Ive just never had the courage to drop more than 300$ on an amp


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnamP4-M9ko

Carlos Santana begs to differ. His tone sounds pretty damn good to me.
Last edited by al112987 at Sep 7, 2008,
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnamP4-M9ko

Carlos Santana begs to differ.


I'm confused, what exactly do you think Santana is using in that clip? You do know he's been using Mesa/boogie tube amps since the started making them right? The amp in that clip is almost certainly a Mark I.
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I'm confused, what exactly do you think Santana is using in that clip? You do know he's been using Mesa/boogie tube amps since the started making them right? The amp in that clip is almost certainly a Mark I.


Nope!

Solid state GMT 226A. Well, very early amp designed by Robert Gallien (of Gallien and Krueger), I think before G+K. But amazing tone, I couldn't believe it when I first found out it was a solid state amp. I think I've heard he was using an early big muff prototype at Woodstock as well but I don't really hear it in that clip.

Its a terrific clip, I always bring it up anytime n00bs start claiming that solid state amps cannot get good tone. Michael Shrieve is a machine.
Last edited by al112987 at Sep 7, 2008,
#8
Quote by al112987
Nope!

Solid state GMT 226A. Well, very early amp designed by Robert Gallien (of Gallien and Krueger), I think before G+K. But amazing tone, I couldn't believe it when I first found out it was a solid state amp. I think I've heard he was using an early big muff prototype at Woodstock as well but I don't really hear it in that clip.

Its a terrific clip, I always bring it up anytime n00bs start claiming that solid state amps cannot get good tone. Michael Shrieve is a machine.



man though thats an alright tone his tone once he started playing on mesas is 50000x better a solid state cant compare to tube... and plus its friggin santana he could make a line 6 spider and a piece of shit squire sound half decent with his hands... but when it comes down to it a tube amp always beats a solid state amp any day of the week... its just smoother sounding
#9
Quote by SRV59
man though thats an alright tone his tone once he started playing on mesas is 50000x better a solid state cant compare to tube... and plus its friggin santana he could make a line 6 spider and a piece of shit squire sound half decent with his hands... but when it comes down to it a tube amp always beats a solid state amp any day of the week... its just smoother sounding


I would take the amp in that video that Santana is using over a Valveking, Crate V series, Bugera, or Classic 30 any day of the week.
#10
distortion isnt so hot man....definitely fizz city. but i actually really like the clean tone. what amp you using?
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