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Gio borromeo
post Dec 29 2010, 11:50 AM
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I have a problem. everytime i use my amp it gets muddy i have a fender stratocaster (mexico)
one marshall dfx 30 watts,zoom G1x pedal, boss ds-1 dist pedal,boston heavy metal overdrive,
if anyone knows a little about the marshall setting for dfx 30 watts and my boss ds-1
i really need a cool settings i like it to sound like 80`s rock and a cool tone for guitar solos
i would like a similiar tone like eric clapton or any 80`s to 90`s guitar player especially slash
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Todd Simpson
post Dec 29 2010, 07:19 PM
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Sometimes that "muddy" sound can result from stacking distortion on top of gain. Try running your marshall as a clean / dry/ nofx amplifier and use the multi fx for distortion and then turn the gain down on your ds1 and turn the output volume up on it and just switch it on for boost during solos. Getting great tone is a journey and an investment. Players spend years searching for it and thousands of dollars to accomplish it, but it's a journey worth taking.



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Bogdan Radovic
post Dec 31 2010, 03:02 AM
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QUOTE (Gio borromeo @ Dec 29 2010, 11:50 AM) *
I have a problem. everytime i use my amp it gets muddy i have a fender stratocaster (mexico)
one marshall dfx 30 watts,zoom G1x pedal, boss ds-1 dist pedal,boston heavy metal overdrive,
if anyone knows a little about the marshall setting for dfx 30 watts and my boss ds-1
i really need a cool settings i like it to sound like 80`s rock and a cool tone for guitar solos
i would like a similiar tone like eric clapton or any 80`s to 90`s guitar player especially slash


I think its not the problem with the amp. I would recommend first playing with just an amp and guitar. Plug in straight. Set the knobs on neutral position (turn off all fx) and experiment with settings. You need to learn how amp behaves.

I think the muddy sound is coming from unsuitable settings of zoom and other pedals you have. Best way to go would be :

1. Learn how your amp works by just plugging guitar directly and experimenting with settings
2. Add one pedal at a time and see how amp behaves
3. Add all the pedals and make a "combination" which sounds good to you

Remember - less is more here. You are not going to sound good if you have too much FX etc going on.


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It's a bit hard to achieve humbucker tone with single coils, but try these settings:

On your amp:

- bass 5
- mids 7
- treble 4
- gain 4
- volume (as loudest as you can cool.gif )

then, plugin only DS1, and NOTHING else, and put tone on 11 o'clock, gain on 12 o'clock, and volume on 12 o'clock.

then plugin your guitar, on position two (neck and middle humbucker), roll off the tone a bit, and rock. If you need more treble, try adjusting on the DS1, if you need more gain, try adjusting on DS1, and then on the amp.


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