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TONE NAME: 3Ch Grinder

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Song:
    All of the songs, but not the lousy ones
  • Band:
    The awesome band
  • Guitarist:
  • Style:
    Rock, grind, vibe, classic
  • Date: 4/8/16
  • Downloads: 2873
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  • Comments:
    The concept here is a "3 Channel" amp. It is IMPROVED vs. my "3Ch Flexible" patch. It is an "all nighter" patch with a ton of tones and flexibility at the ready. It sits more in the clean-to-classic rock tones, with a more "grindy" transparent feel. It's not a very high gain patch. Ok - we start with an input compressor on FS 7. There are two amp models that share a single Cab (2x12). The first (Interstate ZED) is on Path 1 and the second (SLO Lead) is on Path 2. When "Ch3: On:Off" (FS 10) is OFF - either Ch 1 or 2 will play. Toggle between Ch1 and Ch2 with FS 8 - named "Ch 1:2". Off, it's cleaner-to-edge of breakup. ON - it's a crunchy sound. This "Channel switch" is done with a number of controller assignments. The reverb is ess wet in the "Ch2" mosw. When you engage FS10, Channel 3 is engaged - the ZED amp and its associated blocks are bypassed and the SLO Lead is engaged (it also gets a different reverb). The KLON, Adriatic Delay, Compressor, Univibe and Trem affect the tone in all settings. The RAT only impacts Ch 3 when engaged. You can assign a "Hedgehog D9" to FS3 instead of the RAT for a different lead tone. Have fun!

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