What is hands down the best tone decision you’ve made in your life?

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  1. Kilometers Davis

    Kilometers Davis Member

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    The best tone decision I’ve made in my life, hands down, has to be going halves on a rental space with my frontman. 24/7/365 access to be as loud as I ****ing want. 3am? Can’t sleep? Roll down to the spot and crank that ****! Plus it’s under heavy surveillance so no worrying about crooked ****ers trying to rip me off, comes in real handy when trying to make a sale too.

    Lmao ahh, what a godsend... how about you?
     
  2. Wyatt Martin

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    While maybe not as fun but it was when I stopped relying on distortion. Didn't realize how bad of a player I was without it.
     
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  3. bigfoamfinger

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    Same here. I started turning the Gain down and realized it sounds much better
     
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    This.
     
  5. Emigre

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    I have been in the process of discovering cleaner sounds in the past 6 months, and realising that it sounds much better than gained up.

    But the best tone decision would have to be my 68 CPR.

    *Edit: joint winner with my Martin 00-18.
     
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    No matter how expensive or cheap the amp, they all need good reverb.
     
  7. jeff_lebowski

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    Getting sober.


    @MESA/Boogie all day. I love mids so much.
     
  8. Figaro

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    Trying different tubes.
     
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    Not listening to TGP.
     
  10. middlechainringguy

    middlechainringguy Silver Supporting Member

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    The two gear-related decisions that have most improved my tone (from an admittedly low baseline):

    Buying my first "quality" guitar -- it was a used Skermetta tele. Felt so much better and most of all didn't have to be re-tuned several times during each practice session! It also sounded great (Muy Grande pickups!) but mostly it made practicing much more inspiring and fun and easier, and that led me to practice more, and that improved my tone a lot.

    Getting over myself and using attenuators with tube amps most of the time. As above: makes practice so much more inspiring. Also lets me have useful interaction with the guitar controls at reasonable volumes.
     
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    Learning how to play clean...as in finger technique.
     
  12. Kilometers Davis

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    Nice, I always enjoy a good Princeton. My larrivée 00-40MH was also one of my best tone decisions as well.
     
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  13. Trick Fall

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    Getting my Fender DRRI. It was my first really great amp and took my playing up a notch.
     
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    Getting clean off the booze and playing sober in general did wonders for me as well. I could always play just fine but when I drank my playing was usually too busy and aggressive, not always the best fit.
     
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  15. Rotten

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    Finding the volume and tone knobs on my Tele.
     
  16. Killed_by_Death

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    Finding the right instrument & amp.
    I'm happier with my gear right now than I've ever been, so much so that I completely quit looking, including "window-shopping" online, in music stores, or pawn-shops.
     
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  17. Darbarian

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    I’m not sure I agree with this. My Bassman gets pretty sweet tonze without verb.
     
  18. highgeer

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    About 15 years ago Guy Hedrick talked to me about using my guitar’s volume knob. Prior to this, My volume was either on 10 or 0. Changed my life.

    Mike
     
  19. Ryno1331

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    Like many moving from gain/distortion to single coils and a clean amp.

    That being said I just got done playing my LP into some major dirt...
     
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    Practicing and gigging tons
     
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