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Cata34  
3 Aug 2008 00:38 | Quote
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So how would I best go about adding alot of crunch to my tone?
Skold  
3 Aug 2008 05:33 | Quote
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Grunge pedals, Palm muting, bass frq. in the middle position, mid frq. in the lower position, and treble in the high position.
Doz  
3 Aug 2008 06:18 | Quote
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Hmmm.. I wouldn't agree with the EQ skold gave. Scooping the mids won't give the fullness you'll want. Maybe cut your bass a bit, keep mids mid way and give your treble a boost. If you have prescence, only give your treble a slight boost and then have your prescence just before half way, maybe a bit less.

Don't have to much distortion... half way maybe, keep adding it if it's a bit too clean but don't over do it.
Skold  
3 Aug 2008 07:09 | Quote
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I'm going by a dB system, Doz.

the mids are at about -4 dB, the lows are at about -6 or 0 dB, and the highs are at 8 or 12 dB. Works pretty well.

Also, humbuckers work good for a crunchy/grungy sound.
blackholesun  
3 Aug 2008 07:56 | Quote
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Skold says:
humbuckers work good for a crunchy/grungy sound.


I would say that singlecoils are better. They give a crispier sound, whereas humbuckers give a fuller tone.

Keep your amp distortion down, but turn up your guitar's volume control.
Skold  
3 Aug 2008 08:03 | Quote
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Yes, good point, BHS.
telecrater  
3 Aug 2008 08:05 | Quote
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I don't know. I think humbuckers work a lot better for going for a crunch sound. It's night in day in diffrence between my paul and strat using the same amp settings.
Doz  
3 Aug 2008 08:09 | Quote
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I agree with BHS, single coils are crispier.
Skold  
3 Aug 2008 08:29 | Quote
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Guess it's a preference.
telecrater  
3 Aug 2008 09:53 | Quote
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so when going for crunch are you looking for crispness? I guess when I'm going for a crunch I want thickness. I think single coils are weak, compared to humbucker.

I suppose we could argue about his all day, week or year
Doz  
3 Aug 2008 13:20 | Quote
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Well, there are obviously many crunchy tones... so it's down to preferance, ultimately. Single coil will give in instant crisp crunch to an overdriven guitar sound though.
Cata34  
3 Aug 2008 18:15 | Quote
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Ok so I guess I'm looking for a tone similar to the one in this vid:



The part where he palm mutes.
telecrater  
3 Aug 2008 18:56 | Quote
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that sounds to me like humbuckers through a compressor
Cata34  
3 Aug 2008 22:51 | Quote
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Have any suggestions for a good compressor?
Calvin  
4 Aug 2008 01:45 | Quote
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-BBE's Orange Squash
-Dan Armstrong's Orange Squeezer
-MXR's Dyna Comp


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