#1
I can't seem to nail it. I figure using a telecaster will give me a better range as to the tones of different bands/artists but what effects and things do they use?
#4
Yeh , bridge single coil, and fender hot rod series have great cleans
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#5
compression never goes amiss for those "sproingy" country tones.
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#6
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Yeh , bridge single coil, and fender hot rod series have great cleans

exactly. The twin is better though.
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#7
thanks guys, are there any major effects they use? i saw compression was a good one. a lot of songs nowadays don't sound really distorted it they are certainly not clean. its a sound where it feels like they could almost play a super heavy distorted song, but its next to clean. i tried my boss blues driver and it seems to go too far in the sense of distortion.
#8
hmm, sounds like you're looking for a natural break-up rather than distortion

this ain't my area though, can anyone suggest a good light OD pedal?


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#9
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thanks guys, are there any major effects they use? i saw compression was a good one. a lot of songs nowadays don't sound really distorted it they are certainly not clean. its a sound where it feels like they could almost play a super heavy distorted song, but its next to clean. i tried my boss blues driver and it seems to go too far in the sense of distortion.

What amp are you using?

And have you tried turning the level on the Blues Driver up but turning the gain down to 0?

Please note that probably won't work very well on a solid state amp.
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#10
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Please note that probably won't work very well on a solid state amp.


This

The sound you're looking for is the natural break-up of tubes to give a slight crunch/chime, amirite?


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#11
If you take a Strat with pickups that can be adjusted by screwdriver, play around with it and you can get a pretty hickish sounds. I did the opposite to get a near-humbucker sound.
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#12
I play metal mostly but when I want to mess around with some country twangy stuff I use my strat with a slap-back delay and a bit of reverb. I use a compressor sometimes but I have found the real key to the tone for me has been the delay setting with a relatively quick slap-back. (and of course the jangly single coil pickups to start with)