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Favorite Distortion "Type"...

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by AxemanVR, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. rocknrollrich

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    VH tone on 1984 is pretty spectacular i thought.
    I like the wide open cranked Marshall sound of AC/DC too.
     
  2. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Technically they’re all distortion, but I know what you mean...



     
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    Like from a light bit of crunch on the loud bits to the most chain-saw industrial death-whatever mega-distortion?

    I think you're right. all various shades of grey.
     
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    Yeah, now that I think of it I do like the tone on “Panama”...



     
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    Ibanez RG through a MXR Fullbore Metal pedal into a Randall RG80.
     
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    For me I really dig a great blues tone - gritty, mellow, with nice sustain. I like using a great sounding clean tone machine like my Princeton Reverb and tweed vibrolux and hitting my Prince of Tone Overdrive pedal. Or cranking the amps onto natural OD


    I really enjoy Clapton’s tone from his Live in The 70’s album. Overdriven blackface tones. But I also can’t enough of his tones in his later years too - especially Live at MSG and Live in San Diego - awesome tweed OD.
     
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    Tweed amps pushed by the mid boost in his Strat. ;)
     
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    Absolutely- have you heard Live in San Diego?? If not, you must.
     
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    Yep. Really great playing. Clapton hung out on the middle pickup most of the night on that show.
     
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    I can listen to that album all day long Anyday Motherless Children and Layla are all great as well as the set with JJ Cale. Live at MSG with Stevie Winwood is pretty awesome too. Especially Voodoo Chile Blues
     
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    Clapton playing the solo on " Forever Man ". Killer tone.
     
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    Super Reverb on about 6 for clean...then an OD for boost and a little dirt. Nothing too fizzy.


    This is a nice howling tone





    (hmmm, maybe I should start looking at ES guitars )
     
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  13. dogletnoir

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    i usually like it smooth and creamy, with just a hint of crunchiness.
    Holdsworth... solo starts at 2:32, but even the chordal stuff on this track has some bite.


    Bill Connors... solo starts at 2:10


    Eric Johnson... starting at about 50 seconds in


    Plini... solo at 2:54


    Guthrie Govan manages to sound raunchy and smooth at the same time here:
     
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    That one is awesome !
     
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