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returntothepit >> discuss >> Help with guitar tone by sean on Oct 27,2016 11:57am
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toggletoggle post by sean  at Oct 27,2016 11:57am
I'm finally putting together a proper rig, but I'm dissatisfied with the tone I'm getting. I'm aiming for a modern metal tone (Nevermore, Arch Enemy or Demanufacture era Fear Factory, Opeth, even djent would be fine!), but I'm getting either crunchy 80s thrash / (kill em all meets acdc) or over distorted noise washout if I crank the gain. Any tips? Where is the weak link in my signal chain? Are the passive pickups the problem? Will a compression or distortion pedal before the amp fix things? I'm hoping that good tone can be had without needing an Axe FX.

Rig:
PRS CE24 1997 maple top mahogany body
Peavy Ultra 120 tube head
Orange 1x12 cab



toggletoggle post by susurrate at Oct 27,2016 12:14pm
compressor + noise gate in the loop and you can dial in some excellent tones on a peavey ultra.



toggletoggle post by Hoser at Oct 28,2016 5:41pm
susurrate said[orig][quote]
compressor + noise gate in the loop and you can dial in some excellent tones on a peavey ultra.


I would agree on both and maybe add a Tube Screamer and set levels to low. Crank bass and treble....drop mids to 2 or 3 at most (i.e. scoop 'em out)



toggletoggle post by susurrate at Oct 28,2016 7:51pm
i had almost written about adding a ts7/ts9. good call and supported.



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