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post Mar 5 2009, 10:44 AM
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This is a very stupid quesiton I suppose huh.gif I am a total beginner and I was trying to do the Rock power chords Lesson. When he plays the guitar in the lesson it has a very rough feel, while when I strum the chord it sounds more like an acousic guitar through the amp. Do I have to have a distortion pedal to have a rock n roll sound or am I doing something wrong?
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post Mar 5 2009, 10:52 AM
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Looks like you play through the clean channel of your amp or you don't have an overdrive channel. I don't know your amp but try to switch to another channel and/or turn the gain knob up!


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post Mar 5 2009, 10:56 AM
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Power chords always sound better through some distortion or overdrive. Check if your amp has an overdrive channel as Zakk said.


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post Mar 5 2009, 01:26 PM
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Yeah, you're right guys, you need to use the distortion channel. If your amp doesn't have any you can use a distortion pedal that you plug into the amp in order to have that sound. :-)


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Mar 5 2009, 07:09 PM
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You will need a distortion pedal, or if you have a drive channel on the amp, use it. What amp do you have btw?


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post Mar 5 2009, 10:56 PM
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Whats amp do you have Zappa ?? Anyway you either need to switch to distortion channel (if your amp has that option and footswitch) when playing power chords or get a distortion pedal.


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