Barber Tone Press

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  1. iim7v7im7

    iim7v7im7 Member

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    Hi,

    I just received my tone press yesterday and I am curious to what settings other users have used with single coils to even out string volume but retain pick-up dynamics. I have tried some of the suggested factory settings. I am looking for a set it and forget it settings.

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
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    hey, the "magic dust" or "fairy dust" setting is the one that everyone raves about. You mess with the internal trimpot yet?
     
  3. iim7v7im7

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    No, I have not....

    Worth while?

    Bob
     
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    I don't personally own a Tone Press, but based off the info found on this forum, the internal trimpot increases/decreases the amount of squish apparent in the effect. I'd say yes, definitely worthwhile.
     
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    I would personally wouldn't touch the internal bias!This is set at the shop.If you have to do it mark it first.The other control is for the attack.I set that to full.If you want the stock Ross tone turn it down and it will cut some highs.

    I like to set the blend between 11:00 - 1:00.The sustain knob adjustment will depend on how hot your p/u's are and how hard you play.Just trust your ears.
     
  6. iim7v7im7

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    I have been playing with it and I definitely find that I loose dynamics and high frequency overtones with my Tele. It does however leve some dynamics and evens out the individual string volumes. I have found with my Tele the volume need sto be near 12 noon to 1 o'clock to be at a similar volume level to the bypass. The blend is subtle. I can certainly tell 9 AM from 3 PM, but in between requires some more exploration. The same can be said about the sustain knobs. I will have to try my p=90s next.

    Bob
     
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    Depends on the amp and guitar and your volume.

    I like it pretty squishy for clean and dirty tones. My OCD loves it.

    I set everything around 3 oclock. If I turn up the amp, I usually back off the volume.
     
  8. jaywalker

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    I assume that Barber mean motown style compression when they talk about 'parrallel compression'?

    I've gotta get me one of those.
    I use the same principle when recording drums and almost any other instrument for that matter.....

    Any demos out there of it post OD?
     
  9. iim7v7im7

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    I am running it right out of the guitar. Do many run it post OD?


    Guitar - > Compressor -> Overdrive -> Chorus -> Delay -> Amp Input
     
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    thats how I do it...guitar-compression-fuzz-od-etc
     
  11. nibus

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    I like:

    Vol: 2:00
    Blend: 10:30-12:00
    Sus: 3:00
     
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    I use these settings:

    Volume-2:00
    Blend-12:00
    Sustain-2:00
     
  13. iim7v7im7

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    Nibus & Geetarman,

    Thanks for the suggested settings. I have found that 2:00 provides me with similar volume to bypass. When the blend between 10:30 - 12:00 should provide a 35-50% wet signal which should preserve some dynamics. I'll give them a try, thanks again!

    Bob
     
  14. ironmailer

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    I usually use..

    Volume-1-2:00
    Blend-12-1:00
    Sustain-1-3:00

    I lessen the blend and sustain to lessen the squish...

    one of my indespensible pedals to use to push the ODs for solo!
     
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    I usually run mine Vol=1:30, Blend=12:00, Sustain=1:30. I like a little boost above unity.
     
  16. DC1

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    I always listen rather than stay with certain settings. Lots of compression can sound great with lots of dry on the blend knob. Go pretty high on the comp and start out with 100% dry and then add compressed signal to taste.

    Lower compression and more effect on the blend knob gives a different sound, but a good one too.

    There's a lot of tones in the TP. Spend some time with it. You will find a lot to like.

    DC
     

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