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TONE NAME: 80's Rock

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Song:
    You give love a bad name, Sweet Child, Jump etc
  • Band:
    Bon Jovi, Slash, Poison, Van Halen.
  • Style:
    80's Hard Rock
  • Date: 3/3/16
  • Downloads: 4643
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  • Comments:
    Going for an all purpose patch to cover 80's Hard Rock music. Lots of gain, Chimey to punchy clean's, flanger (VH), chorus, pitch shifter ("you give love a bad name" intro). Constantly tweaking this patch, mainly the drive sections. I've tried many configurations to get the jump from playing tight rhythms to pure sustaining lead tones. I have the Helix going into the front of a Mesa Boogie Electra dyne amp so you may need to tweak to fit your set up. Nice cleans to start off, smooth gain will boost db and give you a slight break up good for Bluesy riffs when using the clean amp and will give you smooth creamy lead tones when switched to the Brit 2204, which is set for tight distortion for rhythm.

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