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Recommend a drive for me that sounds like this...

d.rhoads

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I'm playing a Strat (three single coils with hot bridge) through a TopHat CR, which I run kind of on-the-verge-of-breakup-type thing. I have a Wampler Ecstasy Drive, which I love. It definitely gets pretty rockin, and also does the bluesy/Dumble type thing extremely well. But I'm looking for something a little more rock n Roll to have as well.

I was thinking of the tone I'm looking for. It doesn't need to be specific, just something that covers a certain type of tonal range. Here's an example of the type of drive I'm looking for. I know live he uses an Orange and also splits a cable into a bass amp from a pickup he adds on the low E and A string (It's just him and a drummer live). But in this recording, he probably has a Champ in there as well, and probably a few different amps. So, like I said, it doesn't need to be exactly this, just something that will help me rock a bit more like this:

Listen to the chorus guitar tone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDXQ8h3GNE8
Another example of tone I'm looking for would be something like the song Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World. I heard they used Traynor amps for that album. NOt sure if that's true or not though.
 

SirGilmour

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The sound I heard in that video was a pretty thick overdrive tone. Look up lumpys "liquid lead". It makes my strat sound huge. Tommy C point to point hand wires them and he's a really cool dude.
 

d.rhoads

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I like it! (unfortunately there are few demos on youtube) I'm going to look around a bit and get a few suggestions. Love Brian Wampler's stuff too. But the Liquid Lead will definitely be on my list.
 

SirGilmour

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I think there may be demos on lumpys site. I'm serious when I say it's the fattest OD my strat has ran through. Plus it has a full tone stack for matching it to your rig.
 






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