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

CapnRex

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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.
 

rwijaya

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Thanks. That will do the cleaning up thing when the volume is rolled down?
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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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.
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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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.
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.
 

gruenburger

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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.
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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CapnRex

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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.
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.

 

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.
 

saltbird

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Sparkly-rough clean. Makes perfect sense. I don’t use a completely clean tone unless it is some sort of Jazz thing. But some of the coolest Jazz guitar tones IMO have a little bit of hair on it some to speak. Um…:D
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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