Barber Tone Press Question

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  1. guitarman1956

    guitarman1956 Supporting Member

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    For you gigging guitarist: What settings do you like on the Tone Press? And, do you keep it on all the time?
     
  2. The Everlove

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    It depends on what you like to use it for... If you want squishy, mess with the trim pot / crank the blend and sustain. You will have to adjust the volume when you crank those.

    For sparkling rhythms:
    Volume: unity (roughly 2:30)
    Blend: 11:30
    Sustain: 11:30

    This is one of those settings that is more of a sweetener than a compressor. You don't notice it was on until you turn it off, but it demands that you turn it back on :) I like to leave it on all the time for the most part.

    For Clean Boost:
    Volume: to taste
    Blend: all the way down
    Sustain: I don't think this matters

    You really just have to tweak it to your own rig everytime you play. enjoy!
     
  3. BuddyGuit

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    Here are roughly my settings. And it's not on all the time.

    Volume: about 1:00
    Blend: 11:30
    Sustain: 11:30
     
  4. ASATClassic

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    I agree with the above. Vol about 1:00, the other two just shy of noon.

    awesome comp!
     
  5. guitarman1956

    guitarman1956 Supporting Member

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    Under what circumstances would you have it on and off?
     
  6. The Everlove

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    between songs :)
     
  7. whoofnagle

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    Off with fuzz
     
  8. BuddyGuit

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    The on/off part is a "feel" thing for me if that makes any sense.
     
  9. plan-x

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    I set mine like this:

    Volume: 2:00
    Blend: 10:00
    Sustain: 2:30

    I never turn it off. this setting allows for more sustain, better articulation & fullness. Internal trim set for no squash factory setting.
     
  10. Gary Brennan

    Gary Brennan Old cavorting member Gold Supporting Member

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    I set the TP to provide the sustain that would be there if we were louder, but without it messing with the attack. This is usually like plan-x, maybe sustain closer to 3 sometimes. It also serves as a buffer for my guitar, so on all the time, except occasionaly not.

    gb
     
  11. stereotypy

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    that is how i set mine too
     
  12. Flyin' Brian

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    Same here. I also don't turn it off, both clean and overdrive.
     
  13. jellyroll

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    Trim set towards the darker squishy side
    volume: just above unity
    blend: 10:30 or so
    sustain: between noon and 2:00
    I only use it with the 12 string and set the trim darker:worried 'cause that dang Ric is BRIGHT!!
     
  14. burningyen

    burningyen Gold Supporting Member

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    Volume 12:00
    Blend 2:00
    Sustain max

    I only use it for certain parts.
     

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