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

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  1. Kevy_Metal

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    This thread inspired me to revisit my Fulltone 69 and sometimes the best tones are right there waiting for you.
     
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    I've been trying to recreate this kind of glassy clean-to-low-overdrive sound with single coils. Is this perhaps related to the fuzz face/germanium thing or do I need to use different gear?

    I have a kemper but can't figure out how to get this sound at all. Overdrive is no problem - but not this glass.
     
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    I had little luck with the Helix too...
     
  4. DRS

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    Under $200 us
     
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    You really have to hold onto the nights when you get great tone.
     
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    I got this kind of tone with the 60's Fuzz on my Boss GT-1000 and my Strat. Works nicely, good tip.
     
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    I like the Dunlop mini GE Fuzzface. I think it's like $120-130 new.
     
  8. DRS

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    Thanks. That will do the cleaning up thing when the volume is rolled down?
     
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    A Richard Marx joke for the win on a Friday. Well played.
     
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    yes it will, i also want to add, that you can also get the same glassiness by using germanium preamp type of pedal. has to be first in chain. rangemaster can also has this effects as well.
     
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    Another secret...



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  12. Tiny Montgomery

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    That’s a different thing, though the rangemaster is a little closer.

    It doesn’t have near as much to do with germanium as it does the Fuzz Face circuit. Ge equipped FF’s generally clean up better than silicon, but even that’s not an absolute.

    Plenty of si ff’s clean up great. 3 transistor ge Tonebenders don’t generally clean up well, at all.

    It’s a Fuzz Face thing, not a germanium thing.
     
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    I have to be careful reading FF threads. I have the turquoise mini Hendrix FF and I may decide to get either the Dunlop GE FF or the Fulltone 69MkII. I imagine they are both great.
     
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    I stand corrected, i guess sits not exclusive to Germanium transistor thing. Since i can get the same glassy strat sound out from a Klon circuit as well. even some compressor will give me some nice glassyness to the overall tone. and of course a fuzz face.
     
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    Fuzz face. You can go from clean to overdriven just with picking dynamics. It adds that extra dimension to your playing


    Edit - just watched video. He’s using distortion lol - this ain’t low overdrive. I can’t hear anything glassy either.
     
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    Sorry the word glassy doesn't really make sense to me I guess.

    What I meant is it has nice highs and there is an interesting texture to it.

    As for low overdrive, that's what I thought it was as I mostly play metal and have gotten more into instrumental music. The dhalif song really sounds light comparatively.

    What is giving his sound that texturing? It's not just a flat tone - it's got something in it.

    Another example is the into to Electric Gypsy by Andy Timmons.

     
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    Yes. The aqua Hendrix silicon mini FF does this also, but not as dramatically.
     
  18. DRS

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    Drank the koolaid, bought a '69 MkII. I really like it. Funny, you think you aren't a fuzz addict and then realize you own 5.
     
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    This is what I love about Grant Green. That slightly sizzly Es330 into various vintage Fender amps all over his records is what really got me into jazz guitar. Before that I only cared about the sax and horn players.
     
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    This is sort of a revelation to me, as I don’t really like the volume in 10 fuzz tone. Maybe I need on. What it the best bargain? The Dunlop ge fuzz face?
     

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