Do you have "your" tone? [yet again...]

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Aquinas, Nov 12, 2005.


  1. Aquinas

    Aquinas Supporting Member

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    I know most people 'round these parts love to use many textures and tones to their advantage, but it seems to me that most people also have a single "go-to" tone that they use the most. I was just wondering what each persons is.

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    One guitar / no more than 2 pedals (must be on)/ Amp(s)
    If you use a channel-switching rig or multi-input amp, specify channel.
    This is like a desert-island-gig rig. Meaning, if you had to play a gig with only this setup, you could. Note that all peices are optional - you can use UP TO two pedals, but they must remain on, so, none is an option.

    Here's mine:

    Fender AMVri '62 Jazzmaster->
    Captain Coconut 2 Fuzz Foot->
    Bad Cat Black Cat 30r combo

    (BEER: Dos Equis Green Bottles)

    Ride that volume knob...
     
  2. D.G.

    D.G. Member

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    Fender 2003 Am Strat Deluxe w/ Kinman MKII's in the neck and middle, Fender SCN in the bridge, floating trem and D'Addario 11's

    Ernie Ball Jr. volume pedal

    Line 6 DL4 (loop mode mainly)

    Vox AC30CC1
     
  3. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Staff Member

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  4. cvansickle

    cvansickle Supporting Member

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    JangleBox compressor and Fulltone Clyde wah (which I reserve the right to turn off when necessary so I don't have Kirk Hammet's tone, thank you)

    This isn't a game; this is torture!
     
  5. aleclee

    aleclee TGP Tech Wrangler Staff Member

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    Driskill Diablo - Two Rock Emerald 50 - no-name ported 2x12

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    Lead channel. I like the way it cleans up better than most amps' clean channels.
     
  6. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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    All of these are in my current go-to rig (and my only rig):

    USACG homebrew strat w/ Lindy Fralin Unbucker bridge and Real 54's in the neck and middle.

    Clay Jones OD

    DLS EchoTAP

    Fuchs ODS-50 SLX 1x12 combo

    Between the amps flexibility, the pedals, the guitar's pickup selection, and the guitar's volume and tone controls I can pretty well cover anything but nu-metal.
     
  7. Frankenstrat2

    Frankenstrat2 Member

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    I'm very close to that rig.
    My Frankenstrat2 is loaded with Kinman woodstock plus into an EMG DG20 active harness for mid boost, mid cut, into a BJF compressor, Fuchs ODS SLX50 1x12 combo loaded with a Tonespotter, Digitech DD20 in the loop.
    One amp, two pedals, one guitar I can do anything I need.
     
  8. somedude

    somedude Member

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    Les Paul w/ EMG 85/81

    Dunlop Wah (I've been very anti-boutique lately)

    EB Volume

    Dual Rectifier - I have no preference for channel/mode....I use them all.


    I reserve the right to shut off the wah.
     
  9. T-bone

    T-bone Member

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    G&L ASAT Z3 -middle pup on
    RC boost-on
    Hot Cake- for leads
    Chandler Echo-it's not a pedal ;)

    and after many $$$$ amps the amp that works for me in my current band is........................a Classic 30---clean channel only-turned up!
     
  10. rawkguitarist

    rawkguitarist Member

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    "My tone" I'd have to say is my PRS McCarty Rosewood into a Tonebone Classic into my TopHat Club Royale set clean. Not too sexy huh...

    I frikkin love it!
     
  11. jeffinaustin

    jeffinaustin Supporting Member

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  12. Ben C.

    Ben C. Member

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    - 1983 Fender Elite Strat (or my '83 Elite Tele... no Strat... no the Tele... damn you Aquinas!)
    - Emma ReezaFRATzitz w/ true bypass mod from Jan
    - Boss DD-6 Delay w/ Analogman hi-cut mod
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    -Ben
     
  13. fast ricky love

    fast ricky love Supporting Member

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    I've got TWO equally great rigs going now, both are *THERE* :)

    '57 Les Paul Jr ----> Timmy ----> Diamond Compressor ----> '65 Deluxe Reverb w/Texas Heat speaker


    Keebler Les Paul w/Rolph '58 PU's ---> Timmy ----> Diamond Compressor ----> Bruno UG 30 w/Texas Heat speaker
     
  14. bryan83

    bryan83 Member

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    Gibson SG Standard (WCR Fillmores) -----> Twin RI (Hotplated)

    should be complete once my TIM comes in...
     
  15. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    Live, add: Lovepedal Eternity, Super Chile Picoso. :cool:
     
  16. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

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    Gibson Les Paul -> TCJ DGTM -> Boss EQ-20 -> Fender Twin Reverb

    If it was only one pedal, I'd use the catalinbread super chile picoso
     
  17. dosmun

    dosmun Member

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    I can get great tones with my Les Paul into either my Rivera M-60 or my 71' Marshall SL and can live with just my Hotcake. I like to use a Chandler Digital Echo with the Rivera.
     
  18. Phil M

    Phil M Supporting Member

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    It's not the greatest or most flexible tone in the world, but I could survive with just my Les Paul and the lead channel on my Rivera. stick a boss DD-3 and a decent wah, and there you have it. I'm always looking for something better though.
     
  19. JP

    JP Guitarist of Mojo Radio

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  20. MattB

    MattB Member

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