- Aug 14, 2016
- Reaction score
- Paradise City
That's a seriously grunty sound.
Although I get what @CreepBG and @scozz are saying, I tend to disagree.
I know that with a Gibby, you can rely on the guitar volume to clean up the sound as needed.
This is how I dial my set up in these days.
Even for heavier stuff.
I'll tune my OD pedals in for a hard edge tone, but for a more articulated sound, I roll off the guitar volume slightly.
I may lose a bit of the ''hairy edge'', but it sounds just as heavy, only more clear.
That said, my PA dial is only on 3.
My grunt comes from 2 stacked OD pedals. Both clean boosting
In the two videos, I hit the front end with the Friedman Golden Pearl overdrive, and in the future I'll be using the Friedman Sir-Compre also. I've tried lower preamp volume and never really cared much for that kind of tone with the stock speaker, but with the Alnico Gold, particularly after it's broken in, I may actually dig running the amp that way. When I first got the amp, I ran the preamp all the way up but these days I'm around 6 or 7, and use an overdrive pedal for a little more saturation. Things are going to get interesting when the Antiquity jazz gets here to compliment the antiquity jb. While I like the Aldrich pickup I have a feeling that the upper mids of the JB will be the golden ticket. Rolling back the volume on the neck pickup gives me a really good clean tone, leaving the bridge pickup all the way allows for that Les Paul into a Marshall crunch, and an overdrive pushes the tone into heavier territory. Nice simple and highly versatile rig