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post Nov 19 2007, 05:43 AM
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I found a thread on ultimate-guitar.com that has tons and tons of amp settings of many amazing guitarists. I will post some of the good ones here so anyone can try them out.

Jimi Hendrix

Gain - 4
Treble - 5
Mid - 5
Bass - 8
Reverb - 5

John Petrucci

1)Clean Channel:
Preamp Mode: Rhythm 1 Yellow
Gain: 6
Treble: 6.5
Middle: 3.5
Bass: 3
Lead 1 Drive: 0
Lead 2 Drive: 0
Master: 5.5
Presence: 8
Dynamic Voice: 7
Power Amps set on Deep And Modern

2)Main Distortion Channel:
Preamp Mode: Lead 1 Red
Gain: 6
Treble: 6
Middle: 6
Bass: 4.5
Lead 1 Drive: 4.5
Lead 2 Drive: 0
Master: 4
Presence: 6.5
Dynamic Voice: 6.5
Power Amps set on Deep And Modern

3)Lead Channel:
Preamp Mode: Lead 2 Yellow (MarkII Lead Sound)
Gain: 7.5
Treble: 4.5
Middle: 4
Bass: 5.5
Lead 1 Drive: 0
Lead 2 Drive: 6.5 Master: 6
Presence: 0
Dynamic Voice: 3

4)EFFECTS CHAIN:
Clean Sound - basic chorus sound
Lead Sound - 602 and 460 millisecond delay with 3 repeats
Crunch - 26 milliseconds delay

Tom Morello

Gain - 7
Treble - 10
Mid - 4
Bass - 4
Reverb - 0

Eric Clapton

Gain - 7
Teble - 5
Mid - 7
Bass - 7

Jimmy Page

Gain - 4
Treble - 8
Mid - 3
Bass - 7
Reverb - 2

Eddie Van Halen

Gain - 6
Treble - 4
Mid - 3
Bass- 9
Reverb - 4
Presence - 8

John Frusciante

Gain - 4
Treble - 8
Mid - 2
Bass - 6
Reverb - 7

Kirk Hammet

Gain - 7
Treble - 7
Mid - 2
Bass - 7
Reverb - 2

The Edge (This one is for Mattacuk laugh.gif)

Gain - 1.5
Treble - 7
Mid - 5
Bass - 3
Reverb - 8.5

Brian May

Gain - 8.5
Treble - 4
Mid - 9
Bass - 5.5
Reverb - 4

Slash

Gain - 6.5
Treble - 4.5
Mid - 7
Bass - 7
Presence - 8

Dimebag Darrel

Gain - 7
Treble - 10
Mid - 4
Bass - 9
Reverb - 0

Dave Murray

Drive - 7
Treble - 9
Mid - 7
Bass - 4
Reverb - 0

Angus Young

Gain - 5
Treble - 10
Mid - 10
Bass - 5

Gary Rossington

Treble - 5
Mid - 10
Bass - 5
Gain - 2-3

Mark Tremonti

Gain - 10
Treb. - 6
Mid. - 3 or 4
Bass - 7
Presence - 6

Tony Iommi

Gain - 7 or 8
Bass - 6
Middle - 6
Treble - 6
Channel - Overdrive

I can add more upon request if I can find that certain setting. I will add more later. Hope you enjoy.

I'll post the requested ones below.

Paul Gilbert

Gain 7
Bass 7
Mid 5
Treble 7

Also, here is a guide on how to EQ and find your own tone.

Amps generally have a three band eq, meaning bass, mid and treble. They sometimes have a fourth band, presence, which control frequencies above the treble range.

When you're eqing, start with all controls at noon, or 5. This is a point of no boost or cutting of the frequencies. Play it a bit and get used to the sound and see what needs to be added or taken away. It is best to do this listening (and this applies to listening in all further stages of this guide) in a band setting, because your sound changes drastically when you have other instruments. This is because you have to find your 'place'. Listen to 'Sweet Child of Mine' by Guns n Roses - when Slash comes in by himself at the start it sounds trebly and horrible, but then when the band comes in it fits the mix perfectly and has people all over the world trying to get this tone.

So anyway, you've got an idea now of what your amp sounds like, time to make some adjustments. Cut treble if there's too much, or cut bass if it's too boomy (don't be scared to cut heaps of bass, honestly, guitar requires pretty much no bass, even when you're playing rhythm - listen to some Van Halen to see what I mean. Ever wondered why the bridge pickup was so popular for rock?

This would probably be a good time to add in some 'mids'. The midrange is a frequency range roughly between 500 and 1000 hz. Remember when I talked before about finding your spot in the mix? This is the knob that does it. The guys who makes amps and speakers know this, and usually speakers are voiced with a mid 'hump' - that is, a boost in the midrange frequencies. This is how you not only get yourself heard without having to turn up too much, but without drowning out the other instruments too. Mess with this knob while you're jamming with your band to find the right balance between 'cutting through' and sounding too boxy or honky, or like an old transistor radio.

So there you have it, that should have you well on your way to getting a good tone. Use the below settings as a guide to get particular sounds, but remember that your gear is different and thus, they should be used more as a rough guide that a hard and fast way to get that particular tone.

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What is it? It is an equal loudness contour. Our ear hears different frequencies differently. Each line is what spl level (loudness) is needed at each frequency to get an equal or flat frequency response in our ears. As you can see, it is extremely hard to reproduce lower frequencies (hence why bassists all have rigs of doom) and extremely easy to reproduce midrange/upper midrange frequencies.

However, if you look at the graph, you'll notice that as we get louder, the frequency response of the ear gets flatter.

What does this mean? As you turn up your amp to get the same tone as when it is quiet you'll have to compensate by turning up your mids and possibly treble. This makes the mid scoop a really bad idea.

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post Nov 19 2007, 05:47 AM
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Kind of depends on what kind of amp you have... for example I think it assumes a 1-10 scale on the knobs, but my fender goes to 12. Also "gain" at 4 could sound totally different on two different amps mellow.gif . But if you have the general kind of amp they would have had, it might be worth a shot. I'll give some of these a try a little later on, thanks shred smile.gif


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post Nov 19 2007, 05:49 AM
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Looks like Mark Tremonti has about the same amp setting as i use.I dont know if its 100% though cause i dont think Brian May uses more gain than Dimebag tongue.gif Just kinda sounds weird


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post Nov 19 2007, 05:51 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Nov 18 2007, 11:47 PM) *
Kind of depends on what kind of amp you have... for example I think it assumes a 1-10 scale on the knobs, but my fender goes to 12. Also "gain" at 4 could sound totally different on two different amps mellow.gif . But if you have the general kind of amp they would have had, it might be worth a shot. I'll give some of these a try a little later on, thanks shred smile.gif


No problem, hope it works on your amp. Requests for other guitarists are welcome if I can find them.

QUOTE (shredmandan @ Nov 18 2007, 11:49 PM) *
Looks like Mark Tremonti has about the same amp setting as i use.I dont know if its 100% though cause i dont think Brian May uses more gain than Dimebag tongue.gif Just kinda sounds weird


It all depends on what effects you are using also. Dimebag probably used a lot more distortion through pedals. He also had a Krank amp.
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post Nov 19 2007, 08:15 AM
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No matter the amp I find this a good guidline. Then it's up to each and everyone to fine tune depending on which amp you've got and knowing how it works.
Sure, having a marshall and keying in the settings for a Fender artist or vice verca will not come out right.

But knowing what amp brand and model you're aiming for and you can color the sound with a pedal of chiose.

Is there a possibility to edit this post and add the prefered amp in? If we help Unleash-The-Shred with the data he's the only one who can edit it in. If you're willing to do that if ppl hand you the information, Unleash-The-Shred?


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post Nov 19 2007, 08:23 AM
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Nigel Tufnel

Volume - 11 laugh.gif

My settings are pretty close to Clapton's and Slash's, I guess... I like high mids and bass, but low treble.

I've come across this before on UG, but I've tried several settings out and they seem pretty unreliable.

Not to mention, as said above, it depends much more on you amp, guitar, and effects than settings.

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Guess Petrucci sounds are taken from Triaxis biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Muris @ Nov 19 2007, 04:15 AM) *
Guess Petrucci sounds are taken from Triaxis biggrin.gif


Whats triaxis


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post Nov 19 2007, 10:48 AM
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WOW. this is so cool..

can u add Paul Gilbert's setting, if u can ?
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 19 2007, 02:15 AM) *
No matter the amp I find this a good guidline. Then it's up to each and everyone to fine tune depending on which amp you've got and knowing how it works.
Sure, having a marshall and keying in the settings for a Fender artist or vice verca will not come out right.

But knowing what amp brand and model you're aiming for and you can color the sound with a pedal of chiose.

Is there a possibility to edit this post and add the prefered amp in? If we help Unleash-The-Shred with the data he's the only one who can edit it in. If you're willing to do that if ppl hand you the information, Unleash-The-Shred?


That's a great idea. Of course i'll do it if it'll be useful to us all.

QUOTE (peterorg54 @ Nov 19 2007, 04:48 AM) *
WOW. this is so cool..

can u add Paul Gilbert's setting, if u can ?


Yeah I think it's on the list, i'll get it for you.

QUOTE (peterorg54 @ Nov 19 2007, 04:48 AM) *
WOW. this is so cool..

can u add Paul Gilbert's setting, if u can ?


Ok, Paul Gilbert has been added. smile.gif
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post Nov 19 2007, 06:21 PM
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Well My amp goes all the way to 11 thats one louder then 10


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QUOTE (shredmandan @ Nov 19 2007, 09:18 AM) *
Whats triaxis

A Mesa Boogie Triaxis preamp

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/triaxis/3053
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post Nov 20 2007, 11:08 PM
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I recommend steering away from the EQ settings specified for the artists unless you have the exact amp, but even then the pedals and guitar type and settings will all effect the tone too. I dunno... seems very unreliable.

But, the EQ guide is okay for beginners.

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