#1
Hey, I bought myself a fender blues deluxe amp yesterday and was wonderin if anyone had any tips on how to set up my amp get some john mayer-ish tones.

I was lookin for the type of clean tones he uses is SDIABR and Gravity.

Also, for xmas im getting a Keeley TS-808 TB. As well as the TS i was lookin to get one more pedal for xmas out of my huge list of 'To Buys'. What do you think will get me closest if i can only buy 2 pedals for now? I was thinking out of the Keeley Katana, Keeley BD2-Ph or the Fulldrive Fulltone 2.

Thanks

P.S im playin thru a standard mexican strat (im gettin a usa strat or JM strat soon but itd be nice to know the closest i can get with what i have for now)
#2
1. go to your local post office

2. mail your amp to me
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#3
use your neck pickup, bass on full, mids about half and adjust treble to taste (to give your tone clarity); you don't want any piercing highs so turn any bright switches off and don't overdo the presence.

bear in mind, he also plays his amps at mega volume with a low drive to get that natural breakup. have a play around and see what you can come up with.
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#5
You'll need some specifically wound formvar neck&middle pickups to get the JM tone, otherwise you're only getting an approximation.
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#7
To darken tone don't add bass, instead roll off the treble and presence.

The Keeley modded TSs are excellent, and will help you get close to his sound.
#8
For now, I wanna concenrate on getting as close as possible to his clean sound.

Thanks for all your comments so far =)
#9
Also, ive heard of a lot of people changing the tubes and speaker of this amp.

Do you think i should stick with stock for now?
#10
Also, some subtle compression is a big part of his sound. If I were you I'd look into one of the high-end compressors available as your second pedal.
#12
One of the pedals near the top of my list was the T-Rex CompNova, it has great reviews.
#13
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Also, ive heard of a lot of people changing the tubes and speaker of this amp.

Do you think i should stick with stock for now?


There's no doubt that new tubes and a different speaker can change an amp's sound and feel a whole load. If I were you, though, I'd wait till you've experimented with what the amp can do stock before you start changing things around - you need to know exactly what it is you want to change about the amp before you can know how to achieve it.

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One of the pedals near the top of my list was the T-Rex CompNova, it has great reviews.

I've not tried the T-Rex compressor, but I've tried some of their other pedals and they were excellent.
I personally use the Keeley 4-knob compressor, which I think is fantastic. The Barber Tonepress gets raved about a lot too.
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#14
Okay, cool i'll check those out online now and hopefully get down some guitar shops very soon
#15
Any more opinions on amp settings?

Thank you =)
Last edited by Rizo619 at Oct 18, 2008,