DSL: instead of mod Lead channel, add gain to crunch!

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  1. DSL100 Dude

    DSL100 Dude New Member

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    Green Channel, Crunch mode, 'nuff said! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Ken

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    Exactly! A DSL on the green channel is an 800 but more "modern" which to my ear is more harmonics, but don't quote me on that. I'd use an 800 in a cover band for lots of my favorite 1980's bands, but for "modern" metal style the DSL on both channels is a better choice, at least for me.

    BTW an Ibanaz Tube Screamer on the crunch channel is a nice midpoint between the green and red channels.

    Ken
     
  3. surface54

    surface54 Well-Known Member

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    i need to get my hands on a real tube screamer or maxon od808 then.
    this bad monkey just adds grit imo, not a warm overdrive.
    this boss od-2 is good but i know a tube screamer is a step up.
     
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    I have a TS808 and it's pretty awesome. I also have a MXR GT-OD and I actually like that better. a little more gain, doesn't cut as much bass out. Wider EQ but still has screaming leads and nice harmonics.

    This guy does an ok video on the GT OD. I don't use it as crazy as he does by cranking the gain full out, Just crank the volume. But kind of shows what it can do. I also have the tone rolled back further then he does. A Tubescreamer type pedal is what you want though for the green channel IMO.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBrcW9YJ0Sg[/ame]
     
  5. Buggs.Crosby

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    after getting the chance to play with it for a bit around 4-5 volume wise with the crunch engaged and gain maxed it is actually around 8 on lead 1 and it sounds Awesome....i'll try to make a vid in a day or two
     
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    the 2203 has more gain than any setting in the green channel on the dsl.
     
  7. surface54

    surface54 Well-Known Member

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    alot more gain or just like 10-20%
    sounded too good to be true.
     
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    Buggs.Crosby New Member

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    i guarantee you my green channel has more gain
     
  9. surface54

    surface54 Well-Known Member

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    basically the conclusion im forming is there nearly the same gain, 800 may sound a little more hairy and have a tad more gain.
     
  10. DSL100 Dude

    DSL100 Dude New Member

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    Yes, the truth is that the green channel in crunch mode and a 2203/2204 are pretty much neck and neck. A tad more distortion on the 800 series but that's it. Stock vs. Stock, with the same guitar, get the mods in there and we can get all over the place.
     
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    i made a vid but its to shitty to post.........i need a good mike
     
  12. Buggs.Crosby

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    here it is anyway......again shitty but tons of gain for a green channel....lead1 and crunch gain maxed
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v19xUxORxF8]YouTube - shitty Fucking vidvid[/ame]
     
  13. 6StringMoFo

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    Simply using a compressor on your green channel will kick your green gain from John Cougar /old ACDC gains into the Kiss GnR territory, seriously!

    It also launches your Lead 2 (I used the unmodded lead 2 since it seems to have the same full tonal characteristics as the green crunch thus the channel EQ'ing matches up better) into metal range tho feedback can become a problem if your compression is set to high.

    I used a Diamond Compressor
    Diamond Compressor

    I'll try and post something before monday since I have 2 gigs this weekend.
     
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    Buggs.Crosby New Member

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    But these go to 11
     
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    on the serious side no pedal is needed on my green......they are also a lot closer together tone wise after some mods
     
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    here is another clip.....still shitty but at least its not clipping to all Fuck
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aFB33NX5Ao[/ame]
     
  17. ToddOwnz

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    +1 to Ken, I think you should try a tube screamer of sorts. I got a kit from BYOC - The World's Finest DIY Guitar Effects Kits that is an exact clone of the original and it sounds great on my green channel.
     
  18. surface54

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    so no boost? modded you say?
     
  19. surface54

    surface54 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all the posts and videos. yeah i can hear the potential in the green channel its got alot of power and bass behind it. i guess im just so used to the lead channel 1 on 8 gain, so when i switch to the green/crunch on 10 it doesnt even sound saturated with gain, just big and i want more compression in the gain i guess, like the other poster had mentioned. ill try that more.
     
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    After playing my new one (2003 actually) I have to agree. The red channel really doesn't need much for mods. The green channel could really use it to be compatable with the Red...
     

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