The SECRET to those glassy Strat clean tones....

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  1. AintNoEddie

    AintNoEddie Silver Supporting Member

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    FF brought me to Treble bleed circuits in the first place. My strat was totally unusable without it in combination with a FF and vol down. Just mush. Now I'm in love with the mod. Also w/o the pedal it just suits my playing style and "tone in the head" so well. I know some ppl hate the mod, but I'm a believer.

    As of the FF, ironically a virtual FF pedal in amplitube made me buy my first FF. Before that I thought they were just too vintage sounding and too much of a one-trick-pony. Boy was I wrong!
     
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    One pedal that works really really well for that kind of tone is the Way Huge Red Llama. I've been using it exactly the same way as shown in the video for years.
     
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    A lot of Srv recordings are with a fuzzface always on. He called the glassy sound when you roll your volume back..cleaner than clean.
     
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    TopDog "jumping the valence" Silver Supporting Member

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    how are you powering the pedal, power supply or battery?

    Then we can get into the battery or power supply debate for the even better tone.
     
  5. Craig Walker

    Craig Walker "Anger, fear, aggression. The Bark Side are they" Gold Supporting Member

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  6. Old Possum

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    LOL, Glassy? the terms people use:confused:
     
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    go direct with the in between positions
     
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    The secret? Be Pete Thorn.

    Or have Roger Mayer as your recording engineer.
     
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    OutterLimits Gold Supporting Member

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    Funny, I never realized that was going on. Huge Hendrix fan too. Really obvious in your demo! Thnx Pete.
     
  10. TopDog

    TopDog "jumping the valence" Silver Supporting Member

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    There are many way to get great glassy clean strat sounds...
     
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    I've been doing this with my Sunface's for years. It's some of the prettiest cleans I've ever heard.
     
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  12. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member

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    the secret to those glassy clean tones are primarily, 2.. one, classic disciplined fingering technique.. that gets ya 75% of the way there. The other is superb articulate pickups.... that gets ya the rest of the way...But without the first, the second is as meaningless as bias ply tires on a 2019 Indy Car... and Drum Brakes on a Formula 1 Ferrari ...

    rk
     
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    IMO, works well with Teles as well.
     
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  14. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Glass clean strat to me says great pickups, maple neck and a Hiwatt DR103. How did they get fuzz pedals out of this? :confused
     
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    OR... you could just plug your Strat into a quality tube amp (Marshall, Fender, Vox... and their derivatives) and PRESTO – classic, glassy cleans :p

    Not that Pete's video doesn't sound great (as always), but nice Strat cleans are among the easiest, simplest tones to consistently get (IMHO)
     
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    Yes and no. The most important part of Hendrix's sounds were Electric Ladyland Studios wherever he recorded the first album.
     
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    That's why I love my sunlion. The Beane side cleans up real nice too
     
  18. Trem-o-dust

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    Has anyone tried this with Helix?
     
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    Don A Silver Supporting Member

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    It's why I've had an old '69 Pedal on my board as long as I've had a board! I use it for clean, OD and fuzz tones. No treble bypass cap on the guitar- it ruins the turned down sound with germanium fuzz. I do have the guitar wired like a '50s Gibson, though.
     
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    To me, "Glassy" is a perfect expletive. It paints a minds eye picture of the mentioned tone without actually hearing it.
     
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