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Guitar Tone?

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by alstonblues, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. alstonblues

    alstonblues Guest

    Hey guys i gotta question about the guitar tone in the intro of this song
    (and yes i know no one likes miley cyrus but hey that tone is ridiculous haha)

    ok so i am micing my crate amp (with 1 12" speaker) with 1 or 2 sm57s (whichever is needed) and i dont know whether i should use a preamp,compressor, or whatever for the sound (thats what i am asking you guys for)

    i am a guitar player and i know a lot if not all of the tone comes from the amp,pedals,and guitar

    but what do you suggest
    here's the link
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I will probably get flak for this but.......I would bet that's a Line 6 POD with a Fender Tweed setting.

    If not, you would definitely want to look at a tube amp with a good clean channel. IE: Fender Twin Reverb, Tweed, Bassman or the like.

    I highly doubt you will be able to get that sound out of your crate. There is that slight dirt that comes in from the tubes. Nice. I'm not sure you could get that even with a Tube Crate. They tend to pander toward Metal Heads. IMHO.
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Distinguished Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    Tone is in the fingers. (Just my way of making excuses in advance since I always get these guessing games wrong.) But that intro just says strat through a Fender amp turned up just to the point the dirt starts. I'll go further out on the limb and guess one of those middle pickup positions 2 or 4 - but I'm a tele guy so what do I know.
  4. alstonblues

    alstonblues Guest

    bobrogers i completely agree with u on the pickup setting...im willing to bet nething hes is using the bridge pickup

    thanks guys....i gotta get a fender amp hahah
  5. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Distinguished Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Some advice from Frank Zappa...

    "...a cheesy little amp // had a sign on the front said 'Fender Champ' // and a second hand guitar // it was a stratocaster with a whammy bar"
  6. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    That is a similar tone to Mighty Mighty Bosstones' "The Impression That I Get." It's a tad dirtier.

    That is classic Fender Strat through great clean tube channel sound.
  7. BobRogers

    BobRogers Distinguished Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    Frank was wrong. If you have no standards you get many chances in life to play a song that goes like ....
  8. vashuba

    vashuba Active Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    St Louis
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    thebest way i have found is to use a 5watt tube amp and crank that son of a butch so the power tubes get use!if i can find my recording ill post it.
  9. ele03piano

    ele03piano Guest

    .., miley cyrus is one of my fave... whats wrong with her? well sorry for asking
  10. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
  11. AaronP

    AaronP Active Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Well she probably doesn't have soul, first off.

    As the others on here have suggested, that sounds like single coils though a fender amp. However, if you got the blues touch you can pull it off through a practace amp that clips to your belt. Try working with what you got before buying an amp on the fly to chase a particular sound.

    ...and just to be self-contradictory, the amp is the most important peice of the signal chain (in my opinion) and if you are not satisfied with yours, it will be hard to be satisfied with anything you do with guitar.

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