Likes Likes:  0
Page 4 of 8 FirstFirst 12345678 LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 142

Thread: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

  1. #61
    Lewguitar
    Guest

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I play alot of acoustic now man. It keeps me real, so to speak. I probably play at least 40% acoustic to 60% electric. Hell, maybe even the other way....I don't know, I'm not a mathematician. Playing on an acoustic alot really transfers over well with me for some reason on an electric.

    Playing acoustic helps my tone would be the answer to your question I reckon.
    I play about 99% acoustic these days. I still have my '54 Tele and '63 Strat and a couple of others, but I sold off most of my electric guitars over the last year and reinvested in Brazilian Rosewood acoustic guitars.

    Discovering the Fishman Aura Acoustic Guitar pedals http://www.fishmanaura.com and that late 90's Taylor 710B and 810B guitars with Englemann Spruce tops and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides are fabulous sounding guitars and at about $2000 each relatively affordable (for Brazilian guitars!) has improved my tone a lot!

    I use one guitar in standard tuning and the other for open tunings when I perform. I plug both guitars into my ART A/B box and the output of the ART A/B box into my Fishman Aura. That way I can switch back and forth between my two Taylors easily and both get to run through the Aura - I just choose the guitar with the footswitch of the ART A/B box.

    The Aura pedal from Fishman works beautifully with under saddle piezo pickups.

    The Aura models the tone of a bunch of different fabulous Dreadnaught guitars recorded with super expensive microphones. Before a gig I plug into my Aura and make notes of which setting sounds best for each song and then
    use that setting on stage. It's super simple to use and gives me the best acoustic tone onstage I've ever had.
    Last edited by Lewguitar; 06-17-2008 at 07:31 AM.

  2. #62
    Mojo's Minions Binnerscot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    All quiet on the Midwestern front
    Age
    47
    Posts
    4,179

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Lots of practice to improve technique.....

    As far gear is concerned, added an EHX Stereo Memory Man in the loop and an MXR Flanger out front to the Stiletto....lots of fun.

  3. #63
    Ultimate Tone Slacker mediumpimpin's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    San Antonio
    Posts
    2,523

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Practice, practice, practice. I've been using the metronome a lot more lately, still not enough but it helps. Some of the slop has gone from my playing and I'm starting to get faster. Now instead of sloth mode, I'm at tortoise. I've also backed the gain down a little, both on the amp and pedals. I'm currently considering a metal muff to put in front of my orange to go along with the keeley mod ts9.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skarekrough View Post
    If it got any more rock and roll for you there'd be a drug test and credit check, eh?

  4. #64
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,965

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    I bought a nice Sunn 80 watt head (100s/Sonaro)---clean clean clean with headroom for miles. Sounds great with pedals...oh yeah; also practicing converging twelve tone cycles outa Slonimsky...

  5. #65
    neonderthalotonalogist Dr.Mavashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    4,908

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Last rehearsal was great, best tone I've ever had. The key dial a good tone with MV on 9 o'clock, and then keep taking the bass off as MV increases.
    My Singal:
    MIA Lone Star Strat(HS-Fullshred/Tex-Special(neck)) ->

    BadHoarsie1 -> Ibanez FL9_RI -> Ibanez CS9_RI -> MXR CAE 401 ->

    50 watt Laney AOR_ProTube 6 knobber (Vinnie Moore mod - V1 with second half engaged) | efxloop Rocktron Hush pedal/BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer | ->

    JCM900_1960A 4 x 12

  6. #66
    MetalMike_II
    Guest

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    gah!

    drunk

    tone good

  7. #67
    MetalMike_II
    Guest

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    it feels like I am manipulating the amp's gain control when I work this guitar's volume knob. She's got the smoooooothest chunk. I am head over heels in love with this thing. See the thread in the Guitar Shop room for details, if ya want. Nothing is harsh or piercing or too-bright up top, nor flubby down low. Tight tight tight and warm warm warm. Yet, crispy.

    My new #1:


  8. #68
    Buttery Toneologist Hot _Grits's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
    Posts
    4,676

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    The 'it's in the hands' answer:

    Gigging and recording regularly with three different projects, plus having the time to practice and develop the more unusual aspects of my playing.

    The 'gearhead' answer:

    I splashed out on a true high-end amp, the Victoria Double Deluxe. There's two advantages to this: I love the sound/feel, and with an amp this good I don't have any excuses. If I play badly, it's not the amp...
    Last edited by Hot _Grits; 06-22-2008 at 07:02 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly View Post
    ...but then again, I'm so deaf I can't even hear myself fart.

  9. #69
    Ultimate Tone Slacker Animal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,735

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    I replaced the two Celestion G12T-75s I had in my Marshall quad with a pair of late 70's Blackback G12H-30s. Along with the WGS Vintage 30 clones wired in an x-pattern, my amps have never sounded better. The top is end no longer harsh/seary and the bottem end is no longer flabby. Much sweeter tone especially the mids which are much now more defined and complex. I really love my Marshall quad now, except for maybe the weight factor.

    I've also got a pair of 70's Greenbacks lying around. I can only imagine that they'll go along VERY nicely with the G12H-30s. In fact, I think I'll go install them right now......
    Last edited by Animal; 06-23-2008 at 12:00 AM.

  10. #70
    Reining PunLowered LesStrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Pun(k)ing the members
    Age
    55
    Posts
    46,144

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    I post in a guitar forum.
    Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:13; 10:9-10

    Teknon Theou

    Complaining that there are hypocrites in church is like complaining that fat people use the gym. Where else would you have them be?

  11. #71
    Zuhahahaologist daemon barbeque's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Feeling the Mistral
    Age
    43
    Posts
    9,281

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Quote Originally Posted by LesStrat View Post
    I post in a guitar forum.
    How do you do that???

    Man I bought 100 meters Cordial cable ,some high-end Neutrik (made in Germany) jacks and tailor my own cables.

    I got a Q-Tuner PU wich is the clearest and frequeny wise broadest PU ever...
    I use high quality cable for wiring the PU to the pots and output jack.
    That alone changed many things.

  12. #72
    Unseen
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Age
    51
    Posts
    23,219

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    I troo dohpassed myself....never had a better airy flowing, cloudy dreaming, metabolizing...erm tone!

  13. #73
    Mega Pony Rider Pink Unicorn Horsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Red Sox Nation
    Age
    48
    Posts
    18,497

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Quote Originally Posted by LesStrat View Post
    I post in a guitar forum.
    And sometimes you even post about guitars!
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalSix View Post
    I am just jug the merlot

  14. #74
    Mojo's Minions lex666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    That's me in the corner - that's me in the spotlight, losing my religion.
    Age
    45
    Posts
    8,684

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Backed off the gain and started playing more stuff clean or only slightly dirty.
    If I know I'm going crazy, I must not be insane.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLivingDead View Post
    DON'TGETMADBRO

  15. #75
    Reining PunLowered LesStrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Pun(k)ing the members
    Age
    55
    Posts
    46,144

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Quote Originally Posted by KGMESSIER View Post
    And sometimes you even post about guitars!
    No way! I deny it! Prove it!
    Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:13; 10:9-10

    Teknon Theou

    Complaining that there are hypocrites in church is like complaining that fat people use the gym. Where else would you have them be?

  16. #76
    Mega Pony Rider Pink Unicorn Horsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Red Sox Nation
    Age
    48
    Posts
    18,497

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Sadly, I cannot.
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmortalSix View Post
    I am just jug the merlot

  17. #77
    Mojo's Minions Ascension's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Birmingham Alabama
    Age
    61
    Posts
    4,973

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Sold This

    And This

    Bought this

    Then found the Aerosmith one off 100 watt Prosonic holy GRAIL and bought IT!!



    The Black Prosonic is a SMOKING rig but the Red Zinky one off 100 watter is flat

  18. #78
    MetalMike_II
    Guest

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Quote Originally Posted by Rid View Post
    I troo dohpassed myself
    now that's the kind of stuff that keeps me here, no joke

    4 awesomely connected lexes that make all the difference in the world

    jolly good show

  19. #79
    MetalMike_II
    Guest

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    The Black Prosonic is a SMOKING rig but the Red Zinky one off 100 watter is flat
    dude what am I lookin at in that bottom pic?

    I see Brad's certificate of pure golden goodness, and I see something red

    what is zinky here?

    explain yerself immediately

  20. #80
    neonderthalotonalogist Dr.Mavashi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    4,908

    Default Re: latest, greatest things you've done to improve yer TONE

    Ascension,
    You are about to become as annoying with your prosonics as I am with my AOR.
    My Singal:
    MIA Lone Star Strat(HS-Fullshred/Tex-Special(neck)) ->

    BadHoarsie1 -> Ibanez FL9_RI -> Ibanez CS9_RI -> MXR CAE 401 ->

    50 watt Laney AOR_ProTube 6 knobber (Vinnie Moore mod - V1 with second half engaged) | efxloop Rocktron Hush pedal/BBE 422A Sonic Maximizer | ->

    JCM900_1960A 4 x 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •