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prismatic67

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  1. I hope I can be of some assistance... I'm assuming you, like me, don't have an unlimitied budget at your disposal. Of course the sky's the limit, but let's think realistically. There are 4 things necessary for his live 70s tone... 1. A resonant Les Paul with decently bright pickups (use 8-9 gauge strings to help) 2. A wah pedal that sounds close to an Italian-made JEN Cry Baby or a Vox V846 3. A delay set to a 100ms slap-back (1 repeat) 4. An amp with non-cheesy overdrive, no need for valves if it sounds good. Now here are a few pointers: Set your Les Paul's controls like this: bridge vol. 9 / tone 5, neck vol. 9 / tone 7. Sounds wrong for a traditional bright sound, but leave the wah on all the time. Cocked for standard tone, as the extreme brightness is tamed by the guitars tone caps, while the slightly lower volume allows the presence to cut the mustard. It also give the sweep a tight "coowah" sound rather than the normal "ooohaahh". Make sure your delay's repeat is about 1/4 the volume of your dry signal, which makes it sound more like a cathedral-type reverb. Lastly set your amp to a loud, fairly overdriven tone. I set my amp like this: gain-5, volume-6, bass-4, mids-3, treble-9, reverb-5. A valve amp is not required; most of Pagey's grit is coming from the preamp and how it interacts with the effects. A good solid state amp should react similarly. This is at room level (i could hear the strings over the amp) http://youtu.be/0BCp4Uc-Znk
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