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Old 12th November 2010, 10:52 PM   #1501
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Sweet. I'm trying to get a decent blue's sound at the moment. I've found leaving it on the "insane" and winding everything down (in terms of overdrive) to work pretty well.. the neck pickup (85) sounds better than the bridge (81) but I think the split sounds the best.

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Old 13th November 2010, 12:46 AM   #1502
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Pretty cool pedalboard layout planner webapp here. Missing the pedals I want to include on mine though, namely Blackstar, Morley, and Behringer, although you can add blank spots for your own images too.
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Old 13th November 2010, 12:52 AM   #1503
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Pretty cool pedalboard layout planner webapp here. Missing the pedals I want to include on mine though, namely Blackstar, Morley, and Behringer, although you can add blank spots for your own images too.
Yeah I've wasted a bit of time on that, makes me wish I had more room
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Old 13th November 2010, 7:47 AM   #1504
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Sweet. I'm trying to get a decent blue's sound at the moment. I've found leaving it on the "insane" and winding everything down (in terms of overdrive) to work pretty well.. the neck pickup (85) sounds better than the bridge (81) but I think the split sounds the best.

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I'd start clean and wind up the gain until you get close. Play with the volume on the guitar to sort it from there. I've found active pickups not to be that great for a good natural blues tone cos they are just too hot, but your mileage may vary.

I get decent results from the amp modelling in my pedal.
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Old 13th November 2010, 8:47 AM   #1505
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Old 13th November 2010, 11:24 AM   #1506
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Sweet. I'm trying to get a decent blue's sound at the moment. I've found leaving it on the "insane" and winding everything down (in terms of overdrive) to work pretty well.. the neck pickup (85) sounds better than the bridge (81) but I think the split sounds the best.

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Stop using the Insane channel.

You are finding out very slowly that the EMG approach to tone is not particularly amp friendly. Your pickups are too powerful to effectively use the dynamics in a basic JTM Marshall sound, let alone a blues tone.

I think of a guy like Ian Moss when I think of rock tone. Pretty sure he uses single coils for his lead sounds.
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Old 13th November 2010, 12:25 PM   #1507
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Stop using the Insane channel.

You are finding out very slowly that the EMG approach to tone is not particularly amp friendly. Your pickups are too powerful to effectively use the dynamics in a basic JTM Marshall sound, let alone a blues tone.

I think of a guy like Ian Moss when I think of rock tone. Pretty sure he uses single coils for his lead sounds.
Well, I bought the guitar primarily for rock/metal/solo's etc.. but I still like trying to get other tones out of my guitar.. sure.. not suited, but I can't afford 4 different guitars..
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Old 13th November 2010, 2:46 PM   #1508
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Stop using the Insane channel.

You are finding out very slowly that the EMG approach to tone is not particularly amp friendly. Your pickups are too powerful to effectively use the dynamics in a basic JTM Marshall sound, let alone a blues tone.

I think of a guy like Ian Moss when I think of rock tone. Pretty sure he uses single coils for his lead sounds.
Got to meet Ian Moss and have a little jam with him.

He is currently using a Gretsch White Falcon / Gibson ES335 into an Orange Rockerverbe.
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Old 14th November 2010, 5:15 PM   #1509
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Got to meet Ian Moss and have a little jam with him.

He is currently using a Gretsch White Falcon / Gibson ES335 into an Orange Rockerverbe.
There you go. The blokee was a Fender Slut back in the Chisel/solo days during the 80s.

I never thought I'd use Ibanez OR 7 strings too.
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Old 15th November 2010, 9:33 AM   #1510
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Wait, what?
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Old 15th November 2010, 10:04 AM   #1511
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Largely a joke, but I do have a Behringer tuner pedal, and a DI I want to include in my board.
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Old 15th November 2010, 11:54 AM   #1512
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Very impressive nickeax! My only suggestion would that I thought there was touch too much reverb on the vocals in the Hendrix track - doesn't really fit the setting in the video... but awesome none the less
Yeah, I agree! I don't have a proper monitoring setup at the moment and just hack things out the best I'm able!

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Don't make excuses, make reasons to play! And thanks a lot.

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Anyone got a recommendation for a good complicated blues song to learn over the next week or two...? Something with some good lead runs, need to expand my blues licks.
See if you can find "Don't Think Twice" as played by Eric Claptout at the Bob Dylan 30th anniversary concert in about 1992. That's a nice blues, but not a standard 12 bar.
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Old 15th November 2010, 2:14 PM   #1513
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John Mayalls blues breakers - hideaway . Taught me allot of cool phrasing and if there is a 12 bar goin round I love this song sounds killer and old school
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Old 15th November 2010, 5:45 PM   #1514
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Don't make excuses, make reasons to play! And thanks a lot.

Always do Just regret not starting earlier. Can't change that, so i'll just have to double up my playing

PS. Any of you guys use tap delay (sweep or tape echo?) I've just started adding it when playing solo's.. and holy shit, what a difference. The Nothing Else matters solo instantly sounded 20% better. I haven't played too much around with effects, but after this I think i'm going to give them a little more attention.
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Old 15th November 2010, 9:29 PM   #1515
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Got my first electric over the weekend. Nice and cheap Squire Affinity SE. But holy crap this thing is sweet, 9's + maple neck makes it feel like I'm playing on butter. Such a dramatic change from my acoustic with 13's.

Just a couple of questions though, if anyone here can help me out. The neck/fretboard is unfinished* maple, I'm planning on tru-oiling the the fretboard and leaving the neck raw, is this alright? I doubt it'll warp or whatever, but what are your thoughts?

I'll admit the American Strat was very nice to play, especially the sound it would put through the amp. But maybe a bridge block and upgraded pups would bring me the same results for 1/5 the price? Any recommendations on possible 'upgrades' down the line are welcome!

I didn't think I'd enjoy playing an electric this much tbh.

* Unfinished is probably the wrong word, it just doesn't have the gloss coating like most of the maple necks had.
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