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  • Created with: POD HD500
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  • Amp:
  • Style:
    80's Arena Rock
  • Date: 6/21/11
  • Downloads: 1797
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  • Comments:
    This is a fun tone I put together. I was trying to capture a bit of 80’s hair or glam by using a high gain amp model with the modulation really dialed up a bit on the Analog w/Mod delay effect. Doing this gives the tone a sort of “shimmery” feel. I’m using the Treadplate amp model here based on* the Mesa Boogie® Dual Rectifier amp; a true classic in the high gain amp world. I’ve stuck with the default 4x12 Treadplate V-30 cabinet and the 87 Condenser Mic. I added a Noise Gate to my signal chain. Decay is set to 35% and Threshold is set to 15%. This quiets the buzz a bit without killing the sustain. For the delay, I cranked the Depth parameter up to a fairly high 70% which is what really adds the “shimmer”. I dialed in this tone using a dual humbucker guitar with the pickup selector set to the bridge position. When playing this tone, palm mute up and down the fret board and then let the “shimmer” out by letting a power chord sustain. Yeah!

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