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Briprince
post Jul 26 2012, 11:43 PM
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Hi Guys
I have just got a Boss ME25
I am pretty new at the guitar and ask ,as most Boss pedals would be the same idear, what short of settings would I need for a reasonable Country sound
Can anyone help please.
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post Jul 27 2012, 12:20 AM
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Been a while since I've owned a Boss digi-effects pedal, so hopefully Todd can clarify the specifics...

But in my opinion, here are some tips for good country tone all-around.

-Keep it clean, or with only slight "crunch/gain". Kind of similar to a fender tube amp on the "gain" channel, but with the gain kept VERY low. Or, just clean.

-Reverb. Most great country tone has a bit of reverb. Spring, perhaps?

-Compressor/compression: I think just a touch or compression helps seal the deal, on solid country tone.

-Sometimes a bit of chorus, but not much. I'm not a fan.

-PU select: I go with bridge for the real twang, or hit the 2nd/4th pu select for strat style guitars, for that SRV tone which you hear used for country quite a bit. I prefer the more aggressive bridge pu twang.

-Fingers: Tone is in your fingers! In this case, literally....try hybrid, or "chicken-picking" for that true-twang!




Suggested listening: Solos by Albert Lee, Vince Gill, Johnny Hilland (is that right?) and Jerry Reed. Brad Paisely too, but I suggest going for the classics instead of some flashy new-school guy who is really only popular because of an ugly pink guitar. Ok, he's good...but not half as polished as the true "nashville cats" in my opinion.



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Hi Guys
I have just got a Boss ME25
I am pretty new at the guitar and ask ,as most Boss pedals would be the same idear, what short of settings would I need for a reasonable Country sound
Can anyone help please.



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Briprince
post Jul 30 2012, 11:20 PM
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QUOTE (derper @ Jul 27 2012, 12:20 AM) *
Been a while since I've owned a Boss digi-effects pedal, so hopefully Todd can clarify the specifics...

But in my opinion, here are some tips for good country tone all-around.

-Keep it clean, or with only slight "crunch/gain". Kind of similar to a fender tube amp on the "gain" channel, but with the gain kept VERY low. Or, just clean.

-Reverb. Most great country tone has a bit of reverb. Spring, perhaps?

-Compressor/compression: I think just a touch or compression helps seal the deal, on solid country tone.

-Sometimes a bit of chorus, but not much. I'm not a fan.

-PU select: I go with bridge for the real twang, or hit the 2nd/4th pu select for strat style guitars, for that SRV tone which you hear used for country quite a bit. I prefer the more aggressive bridge pu twang.

-Fingers: Tone is in your fingers! In this case, literally....try hybrid, or "chicken-picking" for that true-twang!




Suggested listening: Solos by Albert Lee, Vince Gill, Johnny Hilland (is that right?) and Jerry Reed. Brad Paisely too, but I suggest going for the classics instead of some flashy new-school guy who is really only popular because of an ugly pink guitar. Ok, he's good...but not half as polished as the true "nashville cats" in my opinion.



QUOTE (derper @ Jul 27 2012, 12:20 AM) *
Been a while since I've owned a Boss digi-effects pedal, so hopefully Todd can clarify the specifics...

But in my opinion, here are some tips for good country tone all-around.

-Keep it clean, or with only slight "crunch/gain". Kind of similar to a fender tube amp on the "gain" channel, but with the gain kept VERY low. Or, just clean.

-Reverb. Most great country tone has a bit of reverb. Spring, perhaps?

-Compressor/compression: I think just a touch or compression helps seal the deal, on solid country tone.

-Sometimes a bit of chorus, but not much. I'm not a fan.

-PU select: I go with bridge for the real twang, or hit the 2nd/4th pu select for strat style guitars, for that SRV tone which you hear used for country quite a bit. I prefer the more aggressive bridge pu twang.

-Fingers: Tone is in your fingers! In this case, literally....try hybrid, or "chicken-picking" for that true-twang!




Suggested listening: Solos by Albert Lee, Vince Gill, Johnny Hilland (is that right?) and Jerry Reed. Brad Paisely too, but I suggest going for the classics instead of some flashy new-school guy who is really only popular because of an ugly pink guitar. Ok, he's good...but not half as polished as the true "nashville cats" in my opinion.

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Todd Simpson
post Jul 30 2012, 11:40 PM
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Here is a link to my ME-25 section in our WIKI. Complete with links to download the software editor, patch libraries etc. smile.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...SS_ME-25_Review

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Hi Guys
I have just got a Boss ME25
I am pretty new at the guitar and ask ,as most Boss pedals would be the same idear, what short of settings would I need for a reasonable Country sound
Can anyone help please.



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