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stratcowboy
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Jun 5th, 2017 08:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well...I've at least got the right strings. LOL...

Leftee
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VA

Jun 5th, 2017 08:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, me too. :-)

I also toss some Curt Mangan strings in the rotation. I'm not real particular as long as they're pure nickels.

Note to others - those sets, the GHS Nickel Rockers and the Burnished Nickel Rockers, are pure nickel sets.

rfrakes331K
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IL USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Jun 5th, 2017 01:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender strat c rumpled tilts kin pups, Mesa boogie LSS on channel 2 cranked. Nice odd harmonics. Just sings. Telecaster, no caster 50 pups.

langford
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Jun 14th, 2017 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never understood the whole "tone quest" thing. Great tone is contextual; it depends on the music being played. IMO, at least.

MLC

It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Jun 15th, 2017 06:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never chased any one specific tone, just a never-ending search for a great tone.

I've got a couple rigs now where I'm getting pretty close to what I thing I SHOULD be hearing.

Still looking for the right cape, though. (;^D)

Leftee
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VA

Jun 15th, 2017 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm looking for a cape and a KFC bucket.

Dolemite

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Jun 15th, 2017 06:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Revisiting in a more reflective mood:

AC15 or AC30 turned up loud and a Casino is tough to beat.

Blues Jr. dimed/Tele open G/back pickup brings profound happiness to me.

Leftee
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VA

Jun 15th, 2017 06:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do you wear the same cape with all those rigs?

Leftee
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VA

Jun 15th, 2017 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I need to play this out with my wife.

She's a life-long violinist. She has one violin. The same one her parents bought her more than 40 years ago.

She is amazed by the electric guitar world. So many voices, choices etc.

So I need to start a cape collection.

"Honey, I wear this one with this guitar and sometimes that one."

tiller2
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Jun 15th, 2017 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The past week I've had two guitars out--in the basement my aforementioned Tele with Rumple white Ropes pups through a Silverface Champ. Tones range from twang with lots of highs to bold, round and woody. Overdrives well. Lots of clarity.

In the living room, a '65 Silvertone thinline hollowbody with 3 DeArmond pickups, through a Peavey Classic 30. Central tone is booming, with warmth and plenty of clarity.

Both rigs create great tone. The Tele has more diversity, variety. The Silvertone feeds back fairly easily, especially on sustained D notes. The Tele does it all, the Silvertone would be my choice for a specific "different" vintage application.

Great discussion, all.


MLC

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Jun 15th, 2017 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I probably should have described at least one of the rigs I'm really happy with, these days.

My new solidbody Cabronita into my Vox AC15-HW1.

A Digitech Hardwire RV-7 adds a little "space" and a MXR/Dunlop Line Driver/Boost pedal pushes those EL84s into that wonderful place where things get real touch sensitive and the balance between distortion and note definition is perfect.

6L6
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Jul 3rd, 2017 08:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Found my tone for sure:

1960 Harmony Meteor > '72 Fender Deluxe Reverb

blackandblue
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Jul 3rd, 2017 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For me the tone that pleases me most is my Strat, 1989 Am. standard, stock pickups, middle position, volume and tone all up, into a Marshall 1974x With the volume at 7.

gdw3

LA-la-land, CA

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Jul 3rd, 2017 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I finally got some sweet tone out of a guitar I had built for me in 2012, and have struggled with ever since. It had these high-end Amalfitano pickups, that were all just harsh to my ears. I couldn't get past it. First I put the neck pup in the bridge, and replaced the bridge with a GFS Mean 180. It was cheap and I figured worth the risk. OK, better, but still not there. Then I replaced the bridge with a neck pup from my Reverend Club King that had been replaced by the previous owner. Better still! Finally, I replaced the middle pup with a Duncan '59 single coil (I believe). The last one was done by the guy who built it for me originally, and traded me that work and some other repair straight across for the 3 pickups I took out (that he put in). He felt he got the better end of the deal, and was able to move them immediately. And I finally have a sweet sounding axe built just for me!

(This message was last edited by gdw3 at 06:29 PM, Jul 3rd, 2017)

telewired
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Kansas City, Mo.

counting it all joy
Jul 4th, 2017 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am with Lefty----how it can sound great one night and than next time you go to play with the exact same settings and guitar and it sounds awful? I do not understand this...
And lately I have lost my tone and am unhappy with everything I am trying----
Currently I unhooked all pedals and just am using my Boss ME80 and Super Reverb and that is not really working too well. I am a frustrated tone-aholic.

rfrakes331K
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IL USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Jul 6th, 2017 09:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

telewired, Try a Voodoo lab Giggity with your Super Reverb.

Paul L

New Jersey, USA

It looks just like a Telefunken U-47!
Jul 6th, 2017 09:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very happy with my current rig...Line 6 Helix into an Orange TH30 or my Silver Jubilee reissue. The Helix sounds great, is extremely versatile, rugged, and also quite easy and fun to program (something I never thought I'd say about a multi-fx unit).

(This message was last edited by Paul L at 11:59 AM, Jul 6th, 2017)

fiestared

USA/Georgia

Turn that thing down!
Jul 21st, 2017 09:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think I found my basic tone a long time ago. It was a Les Paul straight into my '69 Twin Reverb. That was my tone for many years. Now it's just slightly different - a 335 into the same Twin Reverb.

walshb
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12,423 Mustangs passed and counting
Jul 23rd, 2017 11:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thought I had found "my tone" with my new Marshall Mini Jubilee, but yesterday I was told that I still sound like me! lol

Leftee
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VA

Jul 23rd, 2017 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You sound like you through that glorious Jube!

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