I got out one of my old Peavey amps that needs some repair work and just hopin time in the atti fixed it, not. Anyway, I put a new battery in my fuzz box and was jammin and it just didn't sound right. Tweaked and turned knobs and still just didn't like the sound. So I swapped to the clean channel just for kicks. I rarely play the clean side, and man what a difference. I got some tones I been tryin to get for years. So I moved everything over to the new Peavey in the clean side and man I just blew my own socks off. I set it to get a Stones "Satisfaction" tone and there it was. Got the fuzz real heavy and maxed out the fuzz's gain and had IN-A-GODDA-DA-VIDA sound goin like I knew what I was doin. So did I just stumble across somethin everybody else has been knowin? Now I usually don't use any effects but just love fuzz. How do you guys plug up your boxes? Now I can have my fuzz just like I want, hit the button and go to the dirty channel for all my gain the way I like. I don't know how amps really work but when I fuzz out the dirty channel the sound just sounds, well not what I want or like. My fuzz box does add a lot of gain so maybe I'm gainin out the pregain too much. Did that make any sense?
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It depends on what song I'm playing. I try to re-create the actual sound of the song. For instance, Crazy Train, or Revelation Mother Earth, by Ozzy. I try for that sound Randy Rhodes gets. You know, really noisy distortion, usually with a Zoom 505. I set a patch with distortion and a little chorus, with a clean patch right next to it. And switch with the Zoom.
But when I'm playing an Allman brothers song, or Grateful Dead. I play straight through the amps clean channel, with the gain just a bit on the hot side. Sometimes I use a footswitch, to switch between the amps, clean and dirty channel.
I never really tried to copy the tone of the song, just had to make it sound like I wanted to hear it and still do it that way. I just gotta be different. Now sometimes just by chance I sound like the original artist. I'm gonna have to play around with my fuzz box a little more and see what I can get out of it. I really think the fuzz sound is where it's at, but that's just me. I do try to play clean sometime but , just don't do anything for me.
I've never really tried to get anybody else sound/tone, I've all way's tried for my own sound, I suppose the main reason is that I've never played guitar in a covers band, (I've played bass) so i never tried to get someone else's sound,
I used to use a Vox distortion, and i have also used a Ibanez tube screamer, but nowday's i don't use any effect's pedals, only a wah wah, and maybe a bit of chorus. I find i can get a lot of different tones from my Mesa, from a nice clean to some really dirty sounds, I don't use the clean channel that much though, and if i do, i still put a bit of gain in the mix,
But hat's off to people that do/can get other guitarist sounds, it's an art in it self I'm sure, i think I'm to lazy to try, or too dumb to be able to get their sound,
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The best sound I ever got out of my guitar was through my drummers Yamaha PA. Then through two JBL's speakers, Can't remember the model #. But the sound was soooo smooth. (I didn't have my amp with me so the drummer hooked me up) I didn't want to put the guitar down.
Like i said punk, i take my hat off to folk's that can (& do) create the sound of these artist's,
Maybe i should play around a bit more with the Zoom 505, You've given/sent me enough patches to try, i like some of them that you sent,
It's just that I've always tried to get my own sound, but some times i hit on a sound that sounds just like another artist, especially with the Mesa, it's so easy to get a Santana, Dickey, or Peter green, and some others with this amp, (well they sound similar to me but others might think different )
Yeah, I've heard that your fussy as well punk only kidding you ;D
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LOL. I don't use the Zoom much anymore. But it was a cool new toy for me when it first came out. There were quite a few good bands in my area that used it. Including a reggae band that rocked the house. I polled the people in the bar that night, and they all seemed to like the different sounds that it made. Even now i notice some bands still use it. But you can't use it with a tube amp. Too noisy.
Post by whitey's world on Nov 14, 2007 3:36:22 GMT
Guys I been havin some fun with the fuzz into the clean side. Settin the clean gain about 80% to get the tubes goin, max out the gain on the fuzz, jumpin from light to a heavy fuzz and usin the volume to bring the sound down to a mild roar. I had everything set to my likin with the fuzz on that the speaker sounded like it was cracked. I just dig on that sound. I gotta get the footswitch I see now, cause I still like the dirt from channel 2. I guess a whole bunch of pregain is just in my blood. Don't you guys just love the tubes screamin just from the amp itself with no help from anything but the guitar.