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crazytrain101
post Nov 8 2008, 05:37 PM
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I have had the x3 for a couple of months now and have loved it. I enjoyed the presets i got from customtone.com and from the x3 itself but growing old of them. I was wondering what the process of getting a good sound for vintage rock, hard rock, and metal is. I appreciate any advice. thanks.
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post Nov 8 2008, 05:43 PM
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There is only one way to become good at that: USE YOUR EARS!

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post Nov 8 2008, 05:44 PM
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Try some of the presets here and just tweak to your liking. smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=10174


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post Nov 8 2008, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Nov 8 2008, 05:44 PM) *
Try some of the presets here and just tweak to your liking. smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=10174


Thanks I didn't even knew there was already a thread on presets. I will start trying to use my ears but im only fifteen years old. I don't have that much experience in this area yet.
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post Nov 8 2008, 06:24 PM
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Yeah, that thread is a little hidden. Just go with a tone you like man, Like ZW said..Use YOUR ears..Your not trying figure out keys and notes, just the tone. Your 15 yo ears should do just fine. smile.gif


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post Nov 8 2008, 07:25 PM
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QUOTE (crazytrain101 @ Nov 8 2008, 05:37 PM) *
I have had the x3 for a couple of months now and have loved it. I enjoyed the presets i got from customtone.com and from the x3 itself but growing old of them. I was wondering what the process of getting a good sound for vintage rock, hard rock, and metal is. I appreciate any advice. thanks.


I am in your situation too except that I've been there a bit longer smile.gif

My ears are not "trained" in this either. I can tell what tones I like but I don't have the experience in trying different settings to know that I need more "mid" or "reverb" or "gain".

What I do is what you do, I use other peoples presets. If I am playing a Judas song I download a preset for that song for the POD. Then I try these presets for my bands songs and see which presets I like best and try to figure out what makes me like some presets better than other.

So far its been working good smile.gif My settings on the POD are mostly "ready to go" presets that are just a very little, or none at all, tweaked to suit my bands songs more.


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post Nov 8 2008, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE (Koopid @ Nov 8 2008, 07:25 PM) *
I am in your situation too except that I've been there a bit longer smile.gif

My ears are not "trained" in this either. I can tell what tones I like but I don't have the experience in trying different settings to know that I need more "mid" or "reverb" or "gain".

What I do is what you do, I use other peoples presets. If I am playing a Judas song I download a preset for that song for the POD. Then I try these presets for my bands songs and see which presets I like best and try to figure out what makes me like some presets better than other.

So far its been working good smile.gif My settings on the POD are mostly "ready to go" presets that are just a very little, or none at all, tweaked to suit my bands songs more.


That is mostly my problem. For every amp model i try i can't figure out hot to set up the mid, drive, bass, and mid to get the best sound out of the pod. I've tried coming up with my own presets but they seem to be very dark and not punchy,
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post Nov 8 2008, 07:59 PM
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QUOTE (crazytrain101 @ Nov 8 2008, 06:07 PM) *
Thanks I didn't even knew there was already a thread on presets. I will start trying to use my ears but im only fifteen years old. I don't have that much experience in this area yet.

Not much experience but your ears must be better than most of us wink.gif

I have a sort of lazy eq:ing that I do with most of my presents, I take out the lowest and the highest frequencies since I find the sound a lot more defined.
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post Nov 9 2008, 12:42 AM
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With modeling units, it is best to do some research and get to know what real units sound like and what are they features. By knowing how real gear sounds it is much easier to make some preset. Also some time must past, and you must tweak a lot of presets during that time in order to gain some experience in this matter. Tweaking presets is a skill just like any other, and in order to make some sound you have to know what kind of sound you are actually after. You can find out by checking out some songs and try to make similar presets as you hear it in those songs. This is always a good exercise.


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