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sb81
post Jul 1 2007, 04:12 AM
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Looking to make that awesome Allman brothers blues tone from songs like Jessica.

Any pointers?
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Robin
post Jul 1 2007, 04:48 AM
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Hmm pick up switch on full biggrin.gif Not much distortion, very little or nothing at all. In my case I get a little bluesy crunch when having the pickup switch all up and no distortion. About how much treble and bass you should use I'm not sure. I dont use too much of either of them.

Edit: I havent heard the stuff you mentioned there, but this is what I do to make a bluesy sound.

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post Jul 1 2007, 05:06 AM
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ahh.. that is a sweet tone. i would recommend a les paul on the neck pickup thru an old marshall plexi type amp, or prob thru an old fender 40 - 50 watt amp cranked. when i want that type of tone, i use my 1971 pro reverb cranked. now if you are trying to achieve this tone with the equippment you already have, thats a different story. i think we'd have to know what gear you have to give that advice smile.gif
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post Jul 1 2007, 05:41 AM
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Sorry, I just bought a Dean Evo Special Select - Les Paul like guitar

I have a Line 6 Guitar Port which includes a ton of tones. For an amp I have a Spider II.

That's about it tongue.gif
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post Jul 1 2007, 05:52 AM
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QUOTE (sb81 @ Jul 1 2007, 04:41 AM) *
Sorry, I just bought a Dean Evo Special Select - Les Paul like guitar

I have a Line 6 Guitar Port which includes a ton of tones. For an amp I have a Spider II.

That's about it tongue.gif

The spider II amp got its own "Blues" tone thing. I guess you've noticed smile.gif I dont remember if it was anything good though, havent played with it for a long time.


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post Jul 1 2007, 05:56 AM
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with any les paul style guitar, just take the volume knob on the guitar and turn it down around 1, so its just barely on. This cuts away a lot of the distortion, and gives an awesome blues crunch sound


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post Jul 1 2007, 02:53 PM
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QUOTE (Ben C @ Jul 1 2007, 05:56 AM) *
with any les paul style guitar, just take the volume knob on the guitar and turn it down around 1, so its just barely on. This cuts away a lot of the distortion, and gives an awesome blues crunch sound


Cool thanks, that works great... any tips on treble, bass, mid, gain settings?

currently have treble and gain cranked, bass down a bit, and mid down a bit more.

QUOTE (Robin @ Jul 1 2007, 05:52 AM) *
The spider II amp got its own "Blues" tone thing. I guess you've noticed smile.gif I dont remember if it was anything good though, havent played with it for a long time.


Yes, it does a general blues tone pretty nice, and the spiced up one adds a bit of crunch and some delay.

Will have to try my guitar port for a larger variety of blues tones.
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post Jul 3 2007, 07:16 AM
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Generally.. for a good blues tone. It really depends on what your after.

There is the Gary Moore bluesy sound.. which is a Les Paul.. and probably a Marshall. With some delay and what not. I have never used a Les Paul or Marshall, so I wouldn't know any settings.

For the more traditional blues... SRV... Clapton.. BB King.. Albert King...

They use mostly Fenders.. with an overdrive pedal. Simple as that. Ibanez TS9 or TS808 are great for the blues. Depending on what tone your wanting, that is how you pick your pickup. Albert King was more bright sounding.. so you wouldn't probably use your neck pickup.


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