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HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby crblues88 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:21 pm

hey guys i have a white telecaster and i recently bought a boss blues driver(the blue one)
but i still have'nt get the sound i want..
im looking for solid sound but NO distortion, something like clapton or robert cray type of sound even colin james or kenny wayne shepherd.
what i mean is loud and clear but without distortion

what can you guys recommend to me??

i would trully aprecciate it
thanks!
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby grady » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:24 pm

FullTone Fat Boost will solve your problem.
Trust me on this one. you'll get a BIG full clean Boost but without Distortion.
Also, if you want a pedal that gives a good clean Overdrive without that "chainsaw buzz", get a Barber LTD pedal.
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby crblues88 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:56 am

grady wrote:FullTone Fat Boost will solve your problem.
Trust me on this one. you'll get a BIG full clean Boost but without Distortion.
Also, if you want a pedal that gives a good clean Overdrive without that "chainsaw buzz", get a Barber LTD pedal.


thanks but.. what make is it?
i mean is it a boss or a digitech or what?
let me know man
thank you very much
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby grady » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:25 am

The Fulltone Fat Boost is made by FullTone
http://www.fulltone.com/stpframe.html

The Barber LTD is made by Barber
http://www.barberelectronics.com/LTD.html
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby jaybee » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:16 am

since you already have the Blues driver, try the following:

level - MAX
drive - MIN (start @ zero, turn up slowly until you get the tone you like
Tone - start @ 12 o'clock, adjust to suit your guitar/amp


if you want to try a cheap clean boost, get the Behringer Preamp Booster PB-100 http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/PB100.aspx - cost very little, so if you don't like it, you don't have to regret buying it for weeks 8)

another thing: which amp are you using? maybe you could just forget about pedals, just dial in your rhythm tone with guitar volume @ halfway point, then turn up for solo... "built in" volume boost 8) :lol:
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby crblues88 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:54 am

jaybee wrote:since you already have the Blues driver, try the following:

level - MAX
drive - MIN (start @ zero, turn up slowly until you get the tone you like
Tone - start @ 12 o'clock, adjust to suit your guitar/amp


if you want to try a cheap clean boost, get the Behringer Preamp Booster PB-100 http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/PB100.aspx - cost very little, so if you don't like it, you don't have to regret buying it for weeks 8)

another thing: which amp are you using? maybe you could just forget about pedals, just dial in your rhythm tone with guitar volume @ halfway point, then turn up for solo... "built in" volume boost 8) :lol:


great advice man
thanks i'll def try that
right now i wish i had a blues de ville or a hot rod
but here in COSTA RICA they are too expensive so i have'nt been able to buy one...
so now im using a huge roland with cabinet(is made for rock but what can i do?) LOL
thanks anyway man
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby Troubleman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:34 am

One question worth asking - what type of amp are you playing through?
A sufficiently cheesy amp can't be rescued with a pedal. There are exceptions, but in general..
Are you playing through a solid-state amp, or a tube amp - what make and model?
I've always found stock Blues Driver pedals to be a bit too grainy for my tastes (i've gotten robert keeley to modify mine - MUCH better now), but "usable". Again - it depends upon what you're playing through. If it's a decent tube amp, you can crank the volume of the Blues Driver but turn the distortion all/most of the way down. It that manner it acts as a boost - it just slams the front end of the amp with a hotter signal, which will push the tubes into a soft overdrive. Caveat - that only really works with tube amps....

pEAcE,

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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby crblues88 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:45 am

Troubleman wrote:One question worth asking - what type of amp are you playing through?
A sufficiently cheesy amp can't be rescued with a pedal. There are exceptions, but in general..
Are you playing through a solid-state amp, or a tube amp - what make and model?
I've always found stock Blues Driver pedals to be a bit too grainy for my tastes (i've gotten robert keeley to modify mine - MUCH better now), but "usable". Again - it depends upon what you're playing through. If it's a decent tube amp, you can crank the volume of the Blues Driver but turn the distortion all/most of the way down. It that manner it acts as a boost - it just slams the front end of the amp with a hotter signal, which will push the tubes into a soft overdrive. Caveat - that only really works with tube amps....

pEAcE,

jb


im playing though a huge randall amp with cabinet, dont know the model
its a tube one

thanks!
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby jaybee » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:17 am

for that "Eric Clapton / Robert Cray sound" you should use the clean channel on your amp, as the lead channel on most Randalls is too "heavy rock" oriented. if you give me the amp model, I can check what controls it has and give you some settings to get you started
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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby crblues88 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:27 pm

jaybee wrote:for that "Eric Clapton / Robert Cray sound" you should use the clean channel on your amp, as the lead channel on most Randalls is too "heavy rock" oriented. if you give me the amp model, I can check what controls it has and give you some settings to get you started


i would really aprecciate that
ill have the datails tomorow for ya

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Re: HELP WITH FENDER TELECASTER!!

Postby guitarslim101 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:14 pm

The Electro-Harmonix LPB-1 is good for this kind of thing, too.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/prod ... sku=150092
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