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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / Got some interesting tonal comments at a gig last night

swampyankee
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Mar 25th, 2017 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We played a pretty lively room last night - both crowd wise and acoustically. A friend of the bass player was there and commented to me that he liked the tone of my Dearmond-equipped Gretsch better than the Strat. He said the Strat was too close in tone to my buddy's SG and the two blended into one. But the Gretsch sounded very distinct and stood out on its own.
My buddy runs his SG thru an equalizer and keeps the mid scooped. He's playing into a Marshall 1/2 stack. I'm using my Bandmaster VM.
I like the Strat for certain songs but not if it's getting lost in the mix. Any way to get it to stand out more?

(This message was last edited by swampyankee at 10:32 AM, Mar 25th, 2017)

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Mar 25th, 2017 11:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Boost the frequencies that he's not occupying. If his mids are scooped, boost yours a little if you can. Using a different pickup position could help. Are you using a compressor? That would help you stand out a little more too.

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Mar 25th, 2017 12:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Turn it up ;-)

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Mar 25th, 2017 01:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get a Telecaster ;-)

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Mar 25th, 2017 02:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Those ideas will work too. 😉

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Mar 25th, 2017 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mids are an SG's specialty. Why castrate it? An SG and a strat is normally a swell combo..

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Mar 26th, 2017 06:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't trust what ONE person says about your tone or your playing for that matter. The person might not know squat about the subject. (:oD

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Mar 26th, 2017 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The guy is a musician, and a friend of the band.He had some good comments as well, so I trust him. Besides, it's not the first time I've heard similar comments.
I do keep the bass down, treble up, trying to get some Fender sparkle.
And I'm looking forward to getting the Tele back in use soon. It's my old standby and I know how to dial it in,

(This message was last edited by swampyankee at 06:50 PM, Mar 26th, 2017)

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