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post Oct 26 2007, 01:55 AM
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Just wondering, How much time (days, weeks, years etc.) did it take you to find a tone that you like?

Did you just one day just put it on some settings, and left it there? Or are you still searching for that amazing tone you want?

Did you copy?




I myself, really never got into tone to much until my 2nd year of playing. I didnt really start playing till then, but what I like is the higher end types, with a scroungy sound to it. Be able to switch to the neck hb, and get a really deep crunchy sound. I almost got it sort of. Still workin on it tongue.gif

And ive also figured out how to work with my tone, just using dynamics, and just certain ways I hit the strings. That really helps, you guys that cant find out how to get that tone, sometimes its not the amp, or effects.


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:02 AM
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£550 later on new gear i finally found a good tone blink.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:05 AM
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I like the mids cut out (scooped sound) and a heavy marshall tone


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post Oct 26 2007, 02:34 AM
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Still looking for my tone, its taking a lot of effort
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post Oct 26 2007, 03:10 AM
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I have plenty of tones I like, all for different things. One for 80's metal, one for modern punchy progressive metal, several good crunch tones, clean, vintage tones, modern tones.

And it varies. Sometimes I feel a little delay is needed, or to add some presence, add more mids etc etc.

But in general, all these tones circle around the same tonal ideas and preferences. And sometimes you manage to key in a killer tone you stick with.

Like ZakkWylde said, Marshall scooped mids is damn heavy. It's like to use that for a modern rhythm sound (and I do but I don't have a Marshall), but for a lead tone I'd use something else, I'd add mids and a delay.

If I'm happy with the tones I like and have to day in say 10 years, I don't know. If I think back to my sound 10 years ago, it sucked but at that time I thought it was good.


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post Oct 26 2007, 03:24 AM
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http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=688660

Maybe that will help.
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post Oct 26 2007, 03:58 AM
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I have a tone i like, but i can't get this tone with my equipment biggrin.gif

I have to invest a lot of more money into amp, stompboxes etc. till i have a good tone.


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post Oct 26 2007, 04:04 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Oct 25 2007, 09:05 PM) *
I like the mids cut out (scooped sound) and a heavy marshall tone


Im the same way on the mids,almost always cut them when playing metal but hate Marshall because there amp distortion blows to me cause its so ac/dc style distortion.I like a amp that you dont have to buy a distortion pedal to use.Honestly though im one of those that are still learning and searching for the perfect tone.Really if you think about it there's no such thing blink.gif .What may be perfect to you may suck to someone else so its really finding your own perfect tone for yourself wink.gif


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QUOTE (Fabian Schulz @ Oct 25 2007, 10:58 PM) *
I have a tone i like, but i can't get this tone with my equipment biggrin.gif

I have to invest a lot of more money into amp, stompboxes etc. till i have a good tone.


Thats what i'm going to do, and then i'll get really serious about everything involving guitar.
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post Oct 26 2007, 04:05 AM
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I think I've yet to find my ultimate tone, but I'm quite satisified with the one I have now.


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post Oct 26 2007, 04:08 AM
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I didnt really start thinking about tone before I joined GMC, about 10 months ago. After I changed the pickups on my explorer I really found a nice blues tone, both distorted and clean. I'm still kinda looking for a good metal sound, havent really found anything I liked yet, with the gear I have.

Also, I was very happy with my acoustic sound after changing from 0.10 to 0.12 strings and tuned from open D to open C.
Thats on the 6 string though, I havent changed to 0.12 on the 12 string guitar yet because I havent found 0.12 for 12 string guitars in the stores here yet... And atm I just have it in open D, but I only practice with it, so what the hell, no rush smile.gif


QUOTE (Fabian Schulz @ Oct 26 2007, 02:58 AM) *
I have to invest a lot of more money into amp, stompboxes etc. till i have a good tone.

Stompbox ey? http://www.ellisguitars.com/stompbox.html is the only way. Got mine today, its freakin awesome.

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post Oct 26 2007, 04:20 AM
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About 3-4 hours of messing with my amp and guitar, not too bad really.
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post Oct 26 2007, 04:28 AM
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I actually think as musicans that it takes quite alot of time to find your tone. I mean tell me after you play with one sound for around and hour or 2 that you dont want a better or more kicka$$ one ? tongue.gif

Part of being a artist is never being satisfied with what you have and always wanting more and better things.
So if I ever do find my "tone" it will be after long hard hours of slapping my amp, kicking my stomp boxes and what not. tongue.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 04:43 AM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Oct 25 2007, 10:28 PM) *
I actually think as musicans that it takes quite alot of time to find your tone. I mean tell me after you play with one sound for around and hour or 2 that you dont want a better or more kicka$$ one ? tongue.gif

Part of being a artist is never being satisfied with what you have and always wanting more and better things.
So if I ever do find my "tone" it will be after long hard hours of slapping my amp, kicking my stomp boxes and what not. tongue.gif

Ive actually just sat down with my guitar. And didnt practice nothing. Just looked for a tone that suited me as best as I could get it.


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post Oct 26 2007, 04:56 AM
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I always think my tone is beasting when I first get a piece of equipment then a few months down the line when I replace it I realise that it wasnt really. I'm satisfied with my Line 6 tone at the moment - Flextone for live situations and Toneport for recording, but I'll admit its not the best compared to some of the Marshalls I've played and sampled, in my heart I really want a Mesa Boogie triple rectifier but my mind says I'll never afford one until I'm earning a proper salary.

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post Oct 26 2007, 07:55 AM
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I'm building my ultimate tone (that's the plan anyway unsure.gif )


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post Oct 26 2007, 10:09 AM
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I found my metal tone. Its either mids scooped for a more modern sound or mid on 2 and treble on 11 for a more old school sounding death and thrash.

My clean tone and blues tone sux though. Im just currently playing blues on a clean setting and I need a good drive to make my sound fat and alive.


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I think I'm the only metal player who hates scooping mids, sounds bad to me, maybe I need to experiment more but I like to have them way up with the treble and the bass. tongue.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 08:01 PM
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I am finding a TS-9 into a DS1-Ultra into a Vox Tube amp gives a pretty killer tone!! biggrin.gif


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still searching, well not searching, just hoping i dial in something good one day lol
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