Bonamassa on a budget

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  1. scruffydoo

    scruffydoo Member

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    Anyone get anywhere near joe's tone on a single readily available (and not wallet crushing) amp. Been using a marshall vintage modern and a JVM so far but couldn't really get either that close.
     
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    Budda SD80 or Marshall 100 watt Jubilee.Then lots of practice :dude
     
  3. Guitar James

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    Lost in the mix......
    +1 on the Jubilee, it's the only amp that is always on when Joe plays.
    Couple that with a Dumble style pedal and your ready to rock.
     
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    Combining amps is a big part of his tone, though he goes through amps like most go through strings. I did hear him on a radio show where he was playing a Marshall combo (either a 30th Anniversary or a Silver combo) straight in, no pedals. He still sounded stellar. The boys good.
    Mike
     
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    Getting close with the amps is the easy part...the "tone is in the fingers "equation is big re: his sound, and in this case it's the right hand.

    You want to get closer? Drop the pick and start playing a bunch with your fingers - seriously. Play the same line with a pick, then "hide" the pick and play it with your finger tips. That's where a ton of the warmth in his tone comes from , a combo of the thumb and index finger. Give it a try, its cheaper than a new amp ;)
     
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    Don't forget to add the Boss DD3! Joe loves it.
     
  7. big mike

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    And work your tone controls.

    Big +1 here. Some delay and a nice british toned OD with the above mentioned technique can get you in the ballpark. I'd imagine the newer Marshall should be able to get a reasonably close Jubilee type tone. or at least Clipped diode 'marshally' tone.
     
  8. JubileeMan 2555

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    Jubilees... thats all you need ampwise.

    Guitarwise, thats another story. I think all of Joe's real tone comes from his hand-selection of absolute top-shelf guitars.
     
  9. MikeyG

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    My favorite tone of Joe's comes from his least expensive amp!
     
  10. DC1

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    Bonamassa on a Budget!


    What a great band name!


    :band




    DC
     
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    To really hamer home the "drop the pick and use the fingers deal" - check out this clip and you'll see and hear it...It's closer with the VM than you think too ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn09Xn9JF5s
     

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