legato players come on it!!

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  1. Sid

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    Smooth legato lines..

    Have been struggling to see which pedal(s) will give a sound for smooth legato sounds!!reminiscent of Alan Holdsworth (maybe even Brett Garsed)

    and still retain properties like dynamics,transparency...

    any suggestions welcome:RoCkIn
     
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    Dyam how do u edit the title!!:p
     
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    I like the Eternity...
     
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    I like the Xotic BB Preamp boosted with the RC for Holdsworth type tones.
     
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    Since you mentioned Brett, the MI Audio Tubezone seems like a natural.
     
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    Hah :jo

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    To be honest I think this type of sound has much more to do with your playing than what you're plugged into. The right player can get a similar sound from pretty much any overdrive pedal or overdriven amp channel. People search for the elusive Holdsworth-in-a-box, but IMO it's ultimately in your hands, pick, strings, and pickups. Also Holdworth's sound is not what I would call particularly "dynamic", it's pretty compressed to my ears. You really just need a pedal with a lot of available gain that isn't too bright or grainy, and the right attack and left hand technique. I really like the BB Preamp for this type of thing, but find that I can achieve a similar sound with a strat into a tubescreamer and Fatboost.. it's mostly in your playing.
     
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    I played with the tubezone for ages...could not get the tone i want...its kinda (i think the word im looking for is) stainless steel/:crazy
     
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    hmm i thik i need ot mention..

    I use an Ibanez RG 1550 with evolution pickups..

    my amp will probably be a fender blues jr

    all my drive is gonna be from my pedals...so am guessin the BB is not gonna give me enuff gain alone...

    eternity + BB??

    anyone tried the Screwdriver + Honey bee combo...:roll

    im guessin that should just about gimme the dynamics i need at times and maybe summin smooth and sweet too...:JAM


    and yea i aint looking to get alans playing...im gonna need the famed boss talent booster there...:moon

    hehe...just my own brand og legato...:D
     
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    couldnt agree more...

    but tone is important:D


    lolz why do i have this sinking feeling that im gonna need 5 ODs to cover all the sounds i want...I wanna play zeppelin and robben ford and alan holdsworth and joe sat and cream and srv and gnr...

    how about i just buy an eternity a honey bee a screwdriver a dyna red and timmy...:RoCkIn alright...

    anyone wanna buy a heart??
     
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    Speaking about holdsworth does anyone know what he uses for an overdrive?
     
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    The amp's natural overdrive...
     
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    sigh i wish i could od that...pesky neighbours:mad:
     
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    Does anyone have any photos of Holdsworth's pedal board or any links to it?? Thanks
     
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    He's never really used one (may have a travel pedalboard)... Any effects tend to be rack things, or amp controllers (volume pedals, switchers, etc)... Perhaps a UD-Stomp in recent years. All amps are loaded down and sent to fx, etc... Recent amps are/were the Yamaha DG-series and THD (UniValve?)... ED DeG may know more.
     
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    rwe33:what do u use the eternity with?
     
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    Clean amps - have had success w/ an Orange OR80, Hiwatt Custom 50, Fender Princeton... Volume & Treble Boost about 9pm, Gain around noon.
     
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    Holdsworth isn't a name that comes to mind when talking about dynamics. His tone is really compressed. It's a beautiful tone, but very compressed sounding. Garsed on the other hand doesn't play legato like most guitarist. Garsed picks a lot more than someone like Satch or Kotzen who uses their left hand for most of the work.

    Brett is my biggest influence as of right now. I have really worked on legato/hybrid picking for the past couple of years and have finally came to the place where I can legato with a guitar unplugged. A lot of times legato has more to do with finger placement and hand tension rather than distortion.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Melodic:thanks a lot for the advice man....

    would love ot know what ur using to get your sound....'

    i dont know why i have a mental block against the tube zone....its just steel to me...ofcourse i played on an older version...

    i love the option of having dynamics when i do need it....as i said..the rangei play is huge....i can possibly play any jimi with a tubezone....buying a pedal for each sound is pretty preposterous....
    :D

    cheers

    rwe:thanks man...am gettin interested in the E...but 300$!!! shiyaat
     
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    The BB is looking good...the Allen hinds demo on their website looks damn cool....
     

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