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EMB5490  
1 Feb 2010 18:23 | Quote
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hey, i figured id start a tone thread. just name pedals/amps/guitars/guitarists/companies/private people, whose tones you like or dislike.

ill post much more. but i was watching a video that inspired this thread. and this goes in the worst tone ive ever heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uut1ol_HfCU



just freakin awe...FUL. holy *** its like a shatic box of crap.
Domigan_Lefty  
1 Feb 2010 19:48 | Quote
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you want awful? You should hear my poser brother. The only person on earth who can make a B.C Rich/Line 6 sound horrid.
Ozzfan486  
1 Feb 2010 19:51 | Quote
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Oh snap....someone mentioned Line 6. lmao.
les_paul  
1 Feb 2010 20:02 | Quote
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I really want to try these pedals.




Schecter_player  
1 Feb 2010 20:42 | Quote
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line 6 (spider) and the word tone don't belong in the same sentence. In my opinion, only a few people can make a line 6 sound good, and the ones that can are likely rich enough that they would never be forced to play one.

Ever since i've stopped using my DS-1, i can't stand most BOSS pedals. The only one i still use is my TU-2.
EMB5490  
1 Feb 2010 22:16 | Quote
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Domigan_Lefty says:
you want awful? You should hear my poser brother. The only person on earth who can make a B.C Rich/Line 6 sound horrid.


that my sir is an oxy-moron.
EMB5490  
1 Feb 2010 22:18 | Quote
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i have the "burst" version of this pedal. an earlier considered better, some say the best of shawn. it rocks.
EMB5490  
1 Feb 2010 22:34 | Quote
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those sound good enough lp, certainly enough distortion. the problem i have is when u go over that amount of distortion u lose quality and the individual notes. those sound good though. personally i love lovepedal (hence the name :) because its not high gain and the notes have such clarity it acctually sounds like a driven marshall missing the balls. theyre not as loud and not as punchy. but minus that they have the tone. they have such a great tone. the only problem with those pedals lp is that theyre so damn big id have to build a second pedalboard to fit them! speaking of which i gotta post pics of my new pedalboard. i made a "power source" on it, i made the middle part "take outable" so if im just practicing or going away or going sonwhere where i dont have a lot of space i just take the middle part (my boss dm-2 (the only boss pedal i swear by. best analog delay.) my lovepedal, eq.) the outside part is to house my wah, and every once in a while i stick my chorus somwhere but i took it off because it was too big. anyway its pretty cool ill post pics. :)
nater2  
2 Feb 2010 09:36 | Quote
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@EMB, how many of the boss pedal have you tried and not liked? just curious
EMB5490  
2 Feb 2010 14:38 | Quote
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well...

i cant honestly remember them all. i definatly tryed

the metal core
the normal distortion
super distortion
digital delay
chorus

i think thats it but im not sure i think i also tryed the eq. the digital delay and the chorus wernt bad. i didnt like any of the distortions.
nater2  
2 Feb 2010 15:46 | Quote
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fair enough, i own the DD-5 (basically the DD-7) and PW-2 which is really rare pedal that's basically fuzz and distortion put together. i personally think you can get some tones of BD-2 too, but that's just me
EMB5490  
2 Feb 2010 16:00 | Quote
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the only boss i have is a vintage delay. the dm-2. the,yre considered the golden of all analog delays. and its too bad i really love boss' design...
Domigan_Lefty  
2 Feb 2010 16:37 | Quote
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What i mean is, i plug in and whatever i play sounds great. He plugs in, same amp, same settings, even if its same guitar, he gets horrible feedback and every note sounds like s**t, even on his other amps, same thing. I honestly like the spider (which is my amp, he's never touched one. ever.), but it took me 3 months to set it up for a good tone. Anyway, every amp at Guitar center and jammers sounds horrible with him. Peavey, marshal, line 6, fender, etc. Even that guy is a billion times better.
nater2  
2 Feb 2010 17:01 | Quote
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oh, and by the way i do think that first boss pedal is absolutely terrible
EMB5490  
2 Feb 2010 17:01 | Quote
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dude thats harsh...get soe vids of him! lol
case211  
2 Feb 2010 19:38 | Quote
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@emb

I don't think that the Boss Metal Zone 2 or whatever was in the first vid you posted(or link?) was very useful at all. Really, even on the lowest setting it sounded dull and buzzy and waaaay too thick for boosting even.

I'd love to get ahold of a Purple Plexi lovepedal though! oh man, that's hours of fun.
Mici  
3 Feb 2010 08:46 | Quote
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Dudes!!! What's wrong with the MT2? I thought it was quite good. I mean, it's not like a Tube amp/pedal at all (obviously) but I thought it could be useful for particular kinds of music.

I LOVED that Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Classic thingy. Never heard of it before but it was neat.

As for what I like, all I can think of right now is Jack White's fuzz tones with The White Stripes. He's surely got some skill and knowledge.
Oh, and also Jimmy Page's settings. I don't think he uses many effects and stuff but I Love how he can sound pretty "heavy" and still get very clear, distinguished tones. I try to do that with my amp but never succeed.
case211  
3 Feb 2010 08:55 | Quote
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I don't like the MT-2 because of the overly distorted tones it produces even at the lowest settings, it isn't exactly useful as it is, it would add too much fuzziness(in a bad way) to most signal chains for boosting, as is if you wanted to play pretty distorted stuff it would work but it doesn't work for my kind of tone(overdriven marshall type)
EMB5490  
3 Feb 2010 14:34 | Quote
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you sure u watched the right video mici? the first one... its a satic box with overly amounts of gain and absolutly no sustain. its the oposite of what you want. as minimal gain as possible while having sustain. for whatever music. you dont overdo gain bc then it all mushes together.

case: i played a purple plexi. good pedal not amazing. kinda gets too grainy and distorted. id prefer stacking pedals. the eternity's rule.
Ozzfan486  
3 Feb 2010 15:18 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
as minimal gain as possible while having sustain.


Opinion. Just depends on what you're going for sound-wise. Like, if you're going for a really dark sound, I mud it up a bit. Stoner metal is all muddy and everything. It still sounds good though [if you like stoner metal lol]. Anyway, I'll try to post a vid of my tone sometime.

But for now, heres some tones I love. -

Dirty ;)

1) Jerry Cantrell


2) Zakk Wylde pre biker-boy era


3) Jake E. Lee


4) Slash


Those and the following are in no particular order. Heres my favorite clean sounds.

1) Jimmy Page


2) SRV


3) Jeff Beck [not completely clean here, but it's more clean than dirty and it's just amazing.]


Ozz
case211  
3 Feb 2010 15:29 | Quote
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to be honest I like Beck's instrumental rendition of "A day in the life", sounds better than the original(IMO, please dont argue!)

@emb

I just like to have a gritty kind of "dry" distortion to be honest, I like to use a tad more gain than I would if I was going to try to achieve Eddie Van Halen's VH-1 tone. It's just what I like to use, I agree with Ozz though, the amount of gain used is all dependent on the player, whereas you may like to use minimal gain to achieve sustain, I like to have it nice and crunchy and kind of gritty sounding.
Tone's are highly opinionated for the most part(though I think we all agree that the MT2 didn't sound too musical).
EMB5490  
3 Feb 2010 15:50 | Quote
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what i ment was the amount of gain for a style. your not gona play slayer or mettallica with no gain. what you do is add enough gain where you get their "effect" whether it be chugging or chorus clean chords, and make sure you have just enough for sustain and solos but not go overboard. a completly muddy sound where you cant hear the notes isnt really liked by many unless i guess its death metal...
Ozzfan486  
3 Feb 2010 15:56 | Quote
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Oh, lol. Well in that aspect yeah. I thought you were saying that a little bit of gain and sustain is all any pedal a player would ever need. My bad bro.
EMB5490  
3 Feb 2010 17:26 | Quote
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nah np i could see how it was mistaken. i just hate when people play with overly amounts of distortion for classics like ozzy sabbath zeppelin hendrix when all they need is barley anything .
case211  
3 Feb 2010 17:42 | Quote
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@emb

I thought the same thing as Ozz, my bad :D

Though to be fair, it really depends on the player.

I think crunch is more important that massive amounts of distortion(like Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifiers). I prefer a good crunchy sound over one that makes every single note sound fuzzy and distorted. I like gritty overdrive but not fuzzy, muddy distortion.
Ozzfan486  
3 Feb 2010 18:17 | Quote
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I agree. Oh, btw, I'll try to get a vid up tonight of my setup [pretty simple lol. guitar>wah>amp as I don't have a lot of effects yet. I really want a roto-vibe and a talkbox though.]. But yeah, I got some pretty decent tone out of it tonight so I'll post. Anyone else wanna post theirs?

Ozz
EMB5490  
3 Feb 2010 19:46 | Quote
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yeah! sure ill post mine.

im acctually doing a lot of "Editing" on my pedalboard. i made it of course, i made the middle thing able to take out, added velcrow a power source. yeah. and also switching out pedals.
nater2  
4 Feb 2010 16:12 | Quote
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yea, i have a pretty simple setup right now too. i running Ibanez hollow body - Boss PW-2 - Boss DD-5 into whatever amp i can borrow. it sounds decent though. but I'm not sure why but i absolutely LOVE this guys tone.

nater2  
4 Feb 2010 16:21 | Quote
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oh, and i really want to get this DMB pedal



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