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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-01-08T09:03:56+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=7&t=10167 2010-01-08T09:03:56+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=101407#p101407 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]>
I did since buy the Squier CV Tele which has "that" tone with my own amps.

Statistics: Posted by TheDude — Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:03 am


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2010-01-07T17:27:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=101388#p101388 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]>

Statistics: Posted by birddog — Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:27 pm


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2010-01-07T15:43:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=101386#p101386 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]>
I play with a bog standard set of 9 through 46, medium-low action and sometimes even tuned down a half step. Guitar plays like butter with accurate and effortless bending, vibrato and picking. I manage to make that sound pretty darn good (even with my mediocre skills :mrgreen: ).

Give me my guitar strung with 11s or more and a high action and it becomes a chore to play. I'm sure the guitar will resonate better and all that, but what good does that do me if it's virtually unplayable?

On another note about tone: I was in a guitar store the other day and they had a 100$ Chinese Tele knock-off on the wall. Didn't look very good and the plate was loose. The wires were sticking out! But I plugged it into a silverface Super Reverb they had in the shop and suddenly... That ugly, broke-down little knock-off came alive and spoke to me! Brought a big fat smile to my face. I know the amp was probably a big factor, but talk about THAT tone... THAT was THE tone.

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2009-12-30T08:22:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=101081#p101081 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]>
I've always played with high action and heavy (13-60) strings. WHY ?

Because the guitar acts as my "Editor". My hand will think twice about playing gratuitous notes, it wants to use the effort only on the good ones..

Secondly, as Roy Buchannan told me, the guitar will ring so much better with the strings up high.

Third, when bending, I can get the string right in the middle of my fingertip, on the "meat", and really get some power and control of the bend, as well as a singing vibrato at the top of the bend, like Freddie King in the 70's.
With low action, you're pushing the bend around with your fingerprint, and don't have the same control..

The rest is easy, just skip the bad notes.

HAPPY NEW YEAR,
DRU

Statistics: Posted by DRU LORE — Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:22 am


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2009-09-09T18:37:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=98569#p98569 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:37 pm


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2009-09-09T17:56:46+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=98562#p98562 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]> Statistics: Posted by koagtrman — Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:56 pm


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2009-09-08T18:28:15+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=98535#p98535 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:28 pm


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2009-09-06T22:44:11+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=98492#p98492 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]>
ricochet wrote:
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/tone-tips-901/

How true.

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2009-09-04T21:35:13+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=98447#p98447 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]> http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/F ... -tips-901/

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2009-08-11T02:26:57+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10167&p=97648#p97648 <![CDATA[Re: Tone, Where ? When? Why ? How ?]]> Yes, it is in the brain & hands.
I've had the biggest break-through in my 25 years of playing these past few weeks.
I've always had a good guitar sound but now, it seems like I can get so much out of my guitars without even touching a knob. Maybe it's been there for a while and I'm just noticing it.

I feel good about this.

Statistics: Posted by grady — Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:26 am


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