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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:53 pm    Post subject: 50 tips for better tone Reply with quote

Some good advice not just for newbs

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/50-steps-to-better-electric-guitar-tone-528489#!1
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool,
i'll have a look when i get home from work...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One tip for a better article - don't make someone click 50 times to read your full article.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
One tip for a better article - don't make someone click 50 times to read your full article.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stopped reading after "Use fatter strings."
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

honeyiscool wrote:
I stopped reading after "Use fatter strings."


yeah, that's pretty dumb. in theory it seems like it would work, but i never really noticed much difference.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely makes a difference. whether you like them fatter or skinnier is a matter of preference but since the trend these days is definitely towards skinnier strings I would say it's generally good advice to tell someone to experiment with fatter string. definitely.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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play the guitar with the back plate on and off. Eric Johnson says having it off gives more gain. Honestly.

pahaha, eric johnson is such a 'tard. wtf.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Step 1.

Play better. aka practice more.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloan wrote:
honeyiscool wrote:
I stopped reading after "Use fatter strings."


yeah, that's pretty dumb. in theory it seems like it would work, but i never really noticed much difference.


Iommi & Billy Gibbons never seemed to have bad tonez and look how light they have their strings, I think billy gibbons just brought out some signature strings that are based on 7s and iommi was down tuning with 8s!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

endsjustifymeans wrote:
Step 1.

Play better. aka practice more.

there are definitely tips in the article that are on that subject.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mages wrote:
definitely makes a difference. whether you like them fatter or skinnier is a matter of preference but since the trend these days is definitely towards skinnier strings I would say it's generally good advice to tell someone to experiment with fatter string. definitely.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mages wrote:
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play the guitar with the back plate on and off. Eric Johnson says having it off gives more gain. Honestly.

pahaha, eric johnson is such a 'tard. wtf.



bravo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorez wrote:
Sloan wrote:
honeyiscool wrote:
I stopped reading after "Use fatter strings."


yeah, that's pretty dumb. in theory it seems like it would work, but i never really noticed much difference.


Iommi & Billy Gibbons never seemed to have bad tonez and look how light they have their strings, I think billy gibbons just brought out some signature strings that are based on 7s and iommi was down tuning with 8s!


yeah, there was a good video of gibbon's tech going through his tour rig and he had 7's.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloan wrote:
James wrote:
One tip for a better article - don't make someone click 50 times to read your full article.



edit: Oh crap, sorry for resurrecting a dead thread. I scrolled too far down in my quest for interesting threads and neglected the dates.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#47 seems relevant.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To what and why.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:23 am    Post subject: Bumblebee Reply with quote

Caps, pots, cables, strings...50 tips to enhance tone? C'mon...ya want some serious tone you install a Bumblebee. In yer underpants.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be interested in their tips to get a worse tone. I think the tone i chase after would be considered bad to them. I like dirty and filthy fuzzy sounds but not too muddy. I don't play clean much anyhow...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
One tip for a better article - don't make someone click 50 times to read your full article.



It is a serious pet peeve of mine
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