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Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by gilmourstrat, Feb 6, 2019.
Thanks. This is great. I have now a clearer reference of do's and dont's
this was the same with all my strats. various ones with stock pickups. the ac30s tone controls are really strange and you gotta mess with them alot to get a good sound. i have the cc2x, so i always blend the channels and get a thicker sound.
I have a CC2X also but, to gigs, I prefer the lighter CC1 with the Neo-Dog speaker
tell me about it....my ac4 didnt cut it the other day so friday i have to cart that beast. i think i need to get the ac15 as well. i dont want to take that 30 everywhere i go.
The 805 is my favorite overdrive. Close 2nd is a BYOC Klon that I built, but it doesn't have near the gain.
I really like power tube distortion, but the volume the amp has to be at to get that is too much.
yeah, i hate that i got rid of it, i think i was in an experimental thing and trying out all kinds of things. maybe ill get another one.
Thanks for answering @Seymour Duncan. Does the 805 can handle "more gain" stuff? For instance something similar to this:
Again thanks for the reply. It's good we can talk directly to big brands
Well, if it was going to an already distorted amp, it would. But that sound is not overdrive, it is straight up distortion.
Yes I think it's Big Muff and Tube Driver combined, compression...
By the way: for something similar on a AC30 does @Seymour Duncan have a distortion pedal?
Here is my live board
Monte Alums CS3 into the modded Boss 59 onto the Budda Zenman
down to the Boss OD20 and Mooer Black Secret (rat clone)
then finally G2D Cream Tone and noise gate to volume pedal into front of amp
out the loop into the Monte Alums Boss CH1 and TC Nova Delay (480ms delay for most Gilmour stuff)
I can get most sounds out of that lot
forgot to add at the rehearsal studio we've been using all the backline is there and I plug the board straight into an AC30 tone all set middle
I jump the loop jacks with a patch lead and run the whole lot straight into the front of the VOX, its sounds comparable to my Mesa Boogie
Well, it would either be the Dirty Deed (sort of a Marshall-y thing) or the Palladium.
Tube screamer. Currently my favorite variant is the Dunes pedal from Earthquaker. It has a few different parameters you can adjust to sculpt your sound. I use an AC15.
Wow, never heard of this one. Need to check it out.
One thing I have found when using Fuzzes (espicially the russian on my amps) is that you have to turn the distortion down way low while pushing the amp some. I had this issue running a Way Huge Russian Pickle into a 67 Fender Bandmaster, it sounded like a can of bees. TO tame it I had to run an OD in front of it(Fulldrive V2 MOSFET) to get the signal right to jive with the amp. I definitely think a compressor will help as was mentioned. I don't have one or I would try it and see. Good luck man, I know you will get there. I can get DSOTM sounds all day ling with that Russian Pickle in my BassBreaker 15. Like I said just turn the gain down and adjust Guitar volume to see where you get.
Great advice. Thanks!
yep. the higher i crank my amp, the lower i set the gain on the od.
Anytime hope it helps.
Mostly OD pedals are trying to do too much and live up to their marketing guys verbal hype. So.... just get something simple. I've used a Keeley Modded DS1, and Dunlop MXR Distortion+, a Bad Monkey, and currently a Maxon OD808 - the latest one. And after all that... the Bad Monkey is OK if you are really on a budget - but you'll replace it for sure longer term. The Maxon OD808 is the way to go - dial in just the right amout, adjust the tone a little, and set the boost level - pretty much a one trick pedal you just turn on for solos or leave on for a heavy riff. The MXR Distortion+ is also a one sound pedal - if you want that Kinks "Really Got Me" sound of that riff (was that really Jimmy Page? That's what I heard in 1964. Let's keep that rumour going shall we?)
So Maxon OD808 - the original screamer circuit - boost for solo and dial in how much OD. And MXR Dist+ for heavier - almost fuzz - riffs and power chording. Just don't over analyse and don't spend a lot. You can get way to nuanced about this stuff - audiences never notice. The OD808 is the only pedal I have - reverb is in the amp - I use one amp setting one channel all night (old school) - just kick in the OD808 to lift the solos. The rest is pick ups and fingers.
Yep I'm with you - minimise gear. I use the OD to shape and kick some boost in - the rest is just about playing stuff.
While a TS9 goes well with an AC I feel the OD808 is nicer in that it provides tighter bass while it may not have as much gain the tighter bass really brings in a more heavier tone too.
Go OD808, bring up the drive, set voluke at noon and your good.
I have an AC15 and I have to say OD808 is what your after.
Tried varius ODs with this sucker and really sometimes its as simple as getting a TS on board.
Boss Sd1, OCD, Sparkle Drive etc etc
TS pedals such as a TS9 and OF808 is all I use aside from the MXR Sugar Drive.
A Fuzz Face pairs well with an AC as well.
I say go FF and TS for a Gilmour tone. FF does most of the job, TS finishes it off.
Gilmour did use an FF circuit in Dark Side so there is that.