My guitar tone is absolutely phenomenal, and yet...

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... no one but me and the dogs know it.

I used to play in bands, did years of refining how to achieve awesome guitar tones, and now it's just for me to wank around on at home. <shrugging shoulders>

Here is how I achieved my phenomenal tone:

Gibson SG loaded with Ephiphone G400 humbuckers > Calene Orange Burst overdrive (Xotic BB overdrive clone) > Garnet Revolution Pro II 1x12 combo with NOS preamp tubes and Celestion Blue speaker.

If I want a lead tone, I stomp on a TC Electronics Spark clean boost.

My rhythm and lead tones are absolutely phenomenal. I could gig or record this rig without exception. I would put this rig up against any boutiquey rig in a second and more than likely best it. This is not a challenge, just an observation.
 

truckin

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Ephiphone pickups, who would've guessed. To address your first point, I think finding "your sound" is more or less a personal thing. I have a hard time believing the audience would know the difference between say a Marshall and a Freidman. You do you, we're all nuts who blow too much money on guitar stuff.

I don't really play out either aside from occasional jams. I find myself having more fun just learning new things. I always get jittery and just fail to function in front of crowds, guess that's something to work on. But nailing that solo in my bedroom with a cranked Marshall rattling my windows is always fun. Probably not good for my dog's ears though.
 
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The preamp tubes are lower gain. I dime the volume and put the master at about 9 oclock. It is the perfect mix of preamp and power tube overdrive with this Caline orange burst.
 
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Ephiphone pickups, who would've guessed. To address your first point, I think finding "your sound" is more or less a personal thing. I have a hard time believing the audience would know the difference between say a Marshall and a Freidman.

I think we can all agree audiences have no idea what good tone is, but they can recognize when it's really, really bad.

But we know what good tone is.
 
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Geez, how about letting us hear it?

Yes, I'm sure you would like me to back up my bold statement. I don't even have a proper mic to record with (I have a Nady budget karaoke mic). Additionally, my recording interface is an intermittent piece of crap from ART. Moreover, I'm so sick of trying to learn DAW's that I don't even have the patience to deal with Reaper. I really wish someone put out a decent, simple recording software like Garageband for Windows.

You'll just have to imagine an awesome classic rock tone.
 

Blanket Jackson

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My rhythm and lead tones are absolutely phenomenal ...
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