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The fact that you DI the guitar doens't change the differnce between distorted single coils or humbuckers, so if you're thinking of getting a SG or Les Paul etc for nicer distortion, that'll stiull be the case if you DI. Strats have a nice clear kind of distortion whereas Humbuckers are better for pure grunt. I'm not sure of the science behind it but the ...


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Humbuckers give you more distortion because more is being pushed down the wire. On my humbuckers and my p90's I would estimate 30% distortion on my amp as its is about the same as 100% distortion with my p90's. But I would never need to put it above 75% for my humbuckers as its just noise. My p90's have a sharper, more piercing and clear sound. My ...


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The pickups aren't the only part of an electric guitar that affect the sound in noticeable ways. Construction of the body and the neck are high on the list, as are hardware items like the type of bridge, nut material, and so on. Even with just the electronics the specs of the tone and volume controls are a factor. If you like the previous work of the ...


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If you want the sound of a humbucker, you need to get one. Emulations using single coils will not do. Sure, you could play around with EQs and compressors and maybe get you in the ballpark, but it will always be noticeable. If you have to have only one guitar and want to get the widest range of sounds, your best bet would be humbuckers with coil split ...


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I installed a small tube pre amp at the end of my pedals. I can adjust the mid levels and boost the weaker signals. I have a couple pedals that make unwanted noise. The pre amps cleans that up and being a tube type amp it give the sound a warmer feel.


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My suggestion would be a combination of: noise suppressor pedal, and preamp overdrive pedal I'm a huge Malmsteen fan, so what I use (with either my signature YJM stratocaster or my Squier stratocaster) is: BOSS NS-2 Noise Suppressor Yngwie J. Malmsteen YJM308 Preamp Overdrive by DOD (extra link) Here is a short video(5 MB) where Yngwie explains the ...


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As Todd stated above he is correct in the use of pedals and amps, and the differences in acoustic amps and regular electric guitar amps. However, you can get away with it, it just may not have the sound you're looking for as Todd stated. But, you can use a Maxon OD 9 overdrive pedal, and it will have more bass response than the old Tube Screamer overdrive ...


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It won't cause damage. The main consequence of using electric guitar effects with an acoustic amp is the sound will be different. An amp for an electric guitar actually changes the sound a lot, both the sound of the pedals and of the guitar. An acoustic amp is more meant to be like a mini PA that cleanly reproduces the sound. Distortion pedals might sound ...


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The sounds in the songs you've listed are actually pretty different to my ears, but I'll try to generalize and go through some examples. Here is the raw line for reference. This is a modified strat with an EMG-SA in the neck position. This is important because EMG is an active pickup so the signal level is higher. This means it will distort sooner. So keep ...


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This isn't a stupid question at all and I think you should be able to get this sound with the amp you have. My first suggestion is try using less distortion. The intro to My God Is The Sun sounds barely distorted at all to me. I had a Peavy bandit 112 (the transtube series one) so I would suggest using the lead channel set to vintage mode. Set the low, mid ...


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In addition to the points given by topo morto: the effect that gives you pretty much “overdrive without the distortion” is a compressor. In fact, a major reason for using overdrive and distortion is that it compresses the signal (yielding longer sustain), as well as changing the sound by adding harmonics and intermodulation. If you simply run a ...


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The dirt and grime that comes from distortion is a result of notes with frequency relationships beyond those that are very simple ratios (e.g. 2:1=an octave, and 3:2=a fifth) going through the distortion process together. This results in sum and difference frequencies being produced that seem only distantly related to the notes being played, resulting in an ...


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Two contrary ways to do this is: Don't use much distortion, if any, and just use medium gain with overdrive Use a metal pedal that doesn't require too much gain: simple square wave distortion can be quite clean But you will need to provide the effect with a clean input, so no barre chords or open chords. Just stick to thirds and fifths, which sound ...


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Look at the Boss RC-505 - it's hand-driven, has to be given it's 5 consynchronous channels. You can add a foot pedal, if you're that old school. The old picker trick for that one was Bob Marley's, using the fret hand while plucking ahead with the main driver hand.


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I'm assuming he's talking about playing the same note, chord, or phrase more than once, possibly playing the second and subsequent repeats more and more quietly. Some kinds of delay sound can't be replicated this way, but you can definitely sound like a ducker (where the delayed notes automatically are lowered in volume behind any new notes that are played). ...


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I know its an old post.. with a selected answer. But I felt that Gabe's problem has been also mine for very long time. What I could add to the already selected answer is to try this software with monitor speakers. For my pc I have a logitech 2.1 speaker system (with sub-woofer) which is totally inappropriate for the situation. A very weird suggestion is ...



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