Preconceptions about amp brands
I have a lot of preconceptions about the different brands of amps, but I live in South Africa where guitar equipment is non-existent. So help me out! I'd like it if the guys who've been around for a while can help me out and tell me what I have wrong. This is what I believe of the amps and their built-in overdrives:
Good match: Gibson LP.
Cleans: Very tubey and bluesy. Warm midrange. Smooth highs. Somewhat lacking in string definition.
Overdrive: Low- to mid-gain. With midrange high, very AC/DC-like (especially with all-mahogany humbucker guitars like LPs); with midrange cut and bass boosted, solid sound for some hard rock (but still not high-gain). On low gain levels, extremely good articulation.
Good match: PRS Custom 22.
Cleans: Very solid state-like. When compressed, very good for Strat-like funky rhythms. Virtually attack-less but individual strings can still be heard separately.
Distortion: High-gain. With mids about level, very Linkin Park electro metal-like. Cutting mids gives extreme nu-metal tone.
Good match: Fender Jazzmaster.
Cleans: Very metallic and almost (but not quite) a little twangy on lower strings. Acoustic-like sound; individual strings can be heard clearly when strumming chords.
Overdrive: Those VOXes that actually have a gain channel (pffft) lean strongly towards heavy breakup distortion tones rather than smooth drive, but at very low gain levels.
I don't know jack about Fender (gasp!), Orange, Diezel, VHT, Mojave or anything else. Help me! I'm still finding my sound so any advice here is greatly appreciated.
It's funny how you should say that...
Fender 2005 Mexi Strat > Sovtek Big Muff Pi reissue > Roland JC-80
Soon to come: Wilk, Schaller locking tuners, String Savers, Trem-nut, Boss CS-3
Last edited by henre; 09.12.05 at 2:49 PM.