#1
What effects or whatever would help me get the crunching sound out of my rhythm playing?
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#2
Looking at your gear I'd suggest some EMG pickups.
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Looking at your gear I'd suggest some EMG pickups.


EMG's for classic rock? I don't know much but i thought actives were better for metal, and a gibbo les paul should be all the crunch you need as far as pickups go.
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#4
MI Audio Crunch Box or get an MXR EQ to fiddle with the mid levels and such.
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#5
more mids and treble. and maybe gain.
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#6
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EMG's for classic rock? I don't know much but i thought actives were better for metal, and a gibbo les paul should be all the crunch you need as far as pickups go.


I didnt read classic rock anywhere in this thread....
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#7
you could try out some od pedals, or just mess around with your eq.
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#8
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MI Audio Crunch Box or get an MXR EQ to fiddle with the mid levels and such.


He already has a nice amp, an EQ will take away from the amps natural sound. More time tweaking will be much more beneficial than adding an EQ pedal to his rig.
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He already has a nice amp, an EQ will take away from the amps natural sound. More time tweaking will be much more beneficial than adding an EQ pedal to his rig.

yeah just stick with your eq on the amp. On my F-30 I get good crunch with Treble about 2 o'clock, mid about noon and bass about 8-9 with the gain around 1-2. I'm not really playing classic rock but it gets the job done for me.
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more mids and treble. and maybe gain.


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#11
Im not so sure about emgs, I play a lot of clean, and low gain stuff. And i do some shred type stuff, and I heard EMGs arent good for shred.
What do you think about an Evolution or Evolution 2 for the bridge?
Can anyone tell me the differences in these? I like the scream and harmonics of the evolution, but the increased dynamics and headroom is appealing in the evolution 2, but can anyone tell me if it still has the scream/output/harmonics of the original?
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#12
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What effects or whatever would help me get the crunching sound out of my rhythm playing?

Honestly?

The stuff you already have.
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Honestly?

The stuff you already have.

I really can get the crunch sound, its just not as crunchy as I would like it to be. Steven seagull, for the most part, you give some of the best advice, want to shed your wisdom on my evolution pickup question?
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I really can get the crunch sound, its just not as crunchy as I would like it to be. Steven seagull, for the most part, you give some of the best advice, want to shed your wisdom on my evolution pickup question?

Evo's aren't really crunchy pickups, they're shred pickups designed for flat out virtuoso lead playing.

You could look at something like the Duncan Custom 5 for the bridge but I really don't think you need a pickup swap at all, your equipment can do crunch fine. Try playing with less gain, less bass, more mids, more treble and more volume.

And hit the strings harder, you don't get crunch by tickling them.
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... your equipment can do crunch fine. .


Agreed... I had a Mesa V-Twin and that thing crunched like only the best chicharrones do.

The Recto can only be better. Experiment with different tubes if you feel like it too.
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I really can get the crunch sound, its just not as crunchy as I would like it to be. Steven seagull, for the most part, you give some of the best advice, want to shed your wisdom on my evolution pickup question?

Can you put EL34's in your amp's power section and crank the master volume, lower your channel volume, then EQ with more mids and highs as suggested earlier?
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#17
Keep in mind that Boogies have a lot of low end. You'll want to dial the bass fairly low, mids anywhere from 11 o'clock and up, treble above 12 o'clock, and set presence to taste. An OD will help tighten up the low end and add more bite.
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Evo's aren't really crunchy pickups, they're shred pickups designed for flat out virtuoso lead playing.

You could look at something like the Duncan Custom 5 for the bridge but I really don't think you need a pickup swap at all, your equipment can do crunch fine. Try playing with less gain, less bass, more mids, more treble and more volume.

And hit the strings harder, you don't get crunch by tickling them.

I wasn't really expecting the evo to be a good crunchy pickup, but how do you like it in mahogany body guitars for lead? and would you suggest evo 2 over it?
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#19
throw in a JB or Super distortion and put some EL34s (if you can) then put the mids about 3 oclock treble 2:30ish and bass just under noon
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#20
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I wasn't really expecting the evo to be a good crunchy pickup, but how do you like it in mahogany body guitars for lead? and would you suggest evo 2 over it?

I wouldn't suggest either of then for what you want.
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#21
how loud are you playing your amp?
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