what do you think of this tone?

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  1. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    Sounded great through my cheap, "at work", speakers.
    I agree with the need to pull the lead up in the mix a tad.
    What amp are you plugging that Swan & Zen combo into?
    They make nice mojo together.

    -Mike
     
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    Very nice tone, cool West Coast sound with a smidge of late-70's Holdsworth tremelo in one or two spots.

    What kind of amp?

    Pickups?
     
  4. Bryan T

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    I agree that it is too quiet in the mix, though I think part of that is the amount of reverb on the guitar. Maybe turn down the verb a bit? It sounds like it could be a cool guitar tone - a little hornlike.

    Bryan
     
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    Believe it or not that was the Swan going into the zendrive and then right into my sound card. I used Native instruments guitar rig's speaker sims and (too much) guitar rig reverb.

    I'm thinking it's pretty sweet. In between holdsworth and ford sort of...
     
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    Perhaps it's the sweeping licks,but it sounds like Gambale to me and tone's a bit thin!

    Vlad
     
  7. DJLantz444

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    I agree, a bit thin. But bring it up in the mix so we can truly tell.
     
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    Jack... your playing is wonderful as ever. Frank Gambale... definitely not IMO.

    Ease the reverb... maybe the tail is too long. Bringing up the level of this particular track will definitely help in making it more prominent in the tune. Any compression? Compression could give a tad more fatness and spank!

    I have your book open every time I play... but I still don't sound like you! LOL!!
     
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    I agree with tonefreak...that is alot of reverb...you have me looking forward to the Zendrive that is on its way to me right now though....
     
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    Thanks guys. Gambale wishes his tone was that good! LOL. He should never have signed with yamaha/carvin...His tone was better when he just used a strat and a boogie.

    Anyway, no compression on that though I was thinking of running it through some compression. One thing thing about guitar rig is that you can do a lot of stuff after the fact. It still sucks at overdrive but with the zendrive, I don't have to worry about that...
     
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    Smokin!! Tone?? I was diggin' the playing!!!
     
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    Agreed on a little thin. The OD has a nice quality to it in spite of the lack of an amp. It's pretty close.
     
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    Jaz,needs a lil midrange IMO, but amazing playing as usual. I love to watch your Donna Lee video, it's the look on your face like " THIS is how you do it!" LOL
     
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    Much better Jack! I need to listen on my monitors later as the work speakers suck. Maybe a little low still?? Can't tell at low levels.

    Loved the playing!!!! I wish I could do that stuff!

     
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    VERY nice playing, phrasing. The tone was just a bit 'sharp-edged' for the style. Sat in the mix ok for me on my jbl computer speakers. Dialing out a bit of the edginess and in a bit more 'smooth' would be my only recommendation.

    Print and post MORE!

    dave
     
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    There seems to be some resonance issues at or below 100-80hz in the lead tone. There's a lot of "woof" lurking around under there and I'd imagine it's throwing your levels off, making it harder to mix the track loud enough without destroying everything else.

    Try using a post EQ on the track and dramatically cut everything below 95hz or so.

    I also agree about the verb - it's a bit too much compared to the mix around it. Try a much shorter verb to help it fit - listen to the snare on the track for a little guidance.
     

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