Who has a great AC30 patch for HD500?

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by waygorked, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. waygorked

    waygorked Member

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    I'm looking for a great AC30 front end patch to use into the loop return of my Mesa Mini Rectifier. I'm looking for a big U2 chime. A quick lap through customtone.com revealed 69 tones. Any favorites?
     
  2. scotchtape800

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    I didn't find it too hard to get a good sound out of it if you just mess around...

    I usu have:

    Tube comp
    Screamer or Color OD (on or off to taste)

    Gain ~35%
    Bass ~52%
    Mids ~75%
    Treb ~10%
    Pres ~0%

    Reverb

    My strat is a bit too trebly and I find I don't need any "highs" added.
     
  3. Johnny Vox

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    I really like the dual AC15/30 patch that comes as a preset with a little tweakage to taste. I think it's called "dual class a clean" or some ****.
     
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    The Tube Comp works WONDERS in front of the Ac30. I also like to adjust the Bias and Bias X all the way up and make it real saggy for those "dangly" mid-high voxy crunch tones. I use the 2x12 silver bell with the 2nd dynamic mic (can't remember the model) with the E.R. set to pretty high. Throw a plate reverb at 10-15% mix and dial down those Basses a good bit and it's magic.

    I have also grown fond of the studio EQ at it's default setting as well.
     
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  7. waygorked

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    Thanks for the tip on the Bias/Bias X. I hadn't dug into it that far, and they seem to control what I found to be lacking in all the other patches I have tried.

    And the Todd Fields patch is Money!
     

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