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Ok Guys - here is the tone I want ,,,,, how do I get it in a Historic ?

Dr. Green

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Jb -

unbelievable comeback
by the way if you ever see an amazing deal on a 1800 please shoot me a PM
 

jb_abides

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Jb -

unbelievable comeback
by the way if you ever see an amazing deal on a 1800 please shoot me a PM

Shall I get the lefty, ha-ha..? I am knee deep in R6/R7/R8/9/0 so I'll pass but would be good to try one. I am more in the market for a M2M ML R4/5 LPC BB with staple... maybe a CR. And I keep pressing Mat for Archtops in lefty. I want to sail into old age with a jazz box like a L5-CES. The list is long...
 

SubSauce

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Cellphone microphones and computer/cellphone speakers are no way to judge guitar tone.

BUT, I can hear that there might be some good tone in the video of the Greco.
Did it sound like that in the room? Probably not.

In general, for tube amps, especially those with a tube rectifier:
Crank the mids on your amp, dial back (maybe to zero!) the bass. Treble and presence to taste.
No pedals necessary.

Rhythm:
Turn your amp up all the way, play gently.
Turn your amp up all the way, turn your guitar down.

Lead:
Turn your amp up all the way, play with a bit more vigor.
Turn your amp up all the way, turn your guitar up.

Good tone, (ZZ Top tone): 100 watt Marshall (plexi) and a 4x12.

How to sound like Billy Gibbons



I lament the demise of big amps.
However, an old tweed Fender Champ turned up all the way can be a thing of glory.
I did this the other day with my amp and it made a huge difference. I haven't always found dialing in amp settings to be the most intuitive process to suit the sound I want or the guitar I am playing, but this was very helpful. Cheers!
 

Seeker of Rock

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I only watched the first minute but to get that tone, just move to Miami for a year and youā€™ll sound just like that guy.šŸ˜

Sweet tone but a lot of that is in his fingers, some in his gear.
 
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