#1
Ok I need a smooth lead sound. Kinda like Vai or Andy Timmons. Right now my amp sounds like ice picks. To many shrieking notes that don't round off at all. I refuse to use pedals to do it because I hate pedals, and they never do anything for me. So it has to come down to settings I guess. You guys know of any generic setting to get a smooth tone so I could then just tweak it from there? Also would pushing my amp harder help out more. I would hate to resort to buying a new amp if I don't have to. If it helps my amp is a ENGL special edition. Thanks for any help.
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#3
wuts wrong with pedals? im sure a compressor would help smooth that out for ya
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#4
boost mids lower the trebs and bass some the mids should b hiest bass second then trebs under all of it
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#5
My jealousy of your amp is never ending. Dont those run for like 4 grand?

Anyway, if your skillful with tone knobs on the guitar, I usually round the tone off to about 7or 8 before a lead, it makes a world of difference.

Another option is use a wah pedal even though you hate pedals for some reason, and find the sweet spot on it, and solo away.
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#6
I just took my wah pedal out of my chain because I don't use it and when I do I don't really care for it. I don't have a tone know either, I took that off a while ago. I'm done with pedals because I can't stand how any of them sound, and I've dumped enough money on them to stop caring. I will try screwing with the setting a little more. I think I will just crank the shit out of it tomorrow, and see where it goes from there.
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#7
Well it will get warmer if you crank it of course, but stage volume is rarely comfortable to practice with. Try edging off you highs, or if you have one, a presence knob. That usually does the trick for my 6505. Im a huge tone knob guy, i fiddle with it all throughout the song, I dont know how people get away without one unless all you play is crue hah.
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#9
I've just never used my tone know so I decided to replace it with a kill switch. you I lower my treble a hell of a lot, and keep the presence way down.
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#10
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Which pickup do you use for your lead tones?
neck pick up, which is a bill lawrence.
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#12
yeah, I'm about to give up on finding my tone because I just don't believe its possible.
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#15
yeah, but the kill switch is to much fun. I will fiddle with the amp in the morning. Maybe I can at least get close so I can tolerate it again.
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