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Great Guitar Tone

Hey guys
i was wondering if anyone out there could give me some advice on getting great guitar tones using a b52 tube amp and a selection of mics (shure, nady, mxl). I'm trying to get a tone like the ones you would hear on Blink 182, New Found Glory, and Sum 41 albums. The sounds I am getting right now aren't terrible, but I know I can do better on guitar tone as well as all around.

Take a listen if you would like

Thanks alot,



Member Thu, 05/03/2007 - 12:35
dont crank gain to 11, if your amp has 'crunch' and 'lead' channels use crunch with gain probably around 7. im not much for knowing my mic brands but start off with a 57 centered and angled parallel to the cone wall, or flat against the grill between the cone and the speaker edge, and just move it around till you get the results you want. different parts of the speaker sound different, even to the left, right, above, and below the cone all sound a little different.

and ive heard b52, they didnt strike me as the type of amp for said bands (they usually use marshalls with fender or gibsons)