venerdì 30 agosto 2013

Megadeth presets!

Just updated my Rust in Peace tone. Marshall Britsh 80 based. I have set on an allround tone, good for solos and riff also. Some of the solos may need some more boost on treble but here it is:

And also the other one:

witch is based on the Countdown to extintion tone.

I think that the must have tones of Megadeth are 3:

1) Rust in Peace "vintage" Megadeth tone
2) Countdown to extintion "modern" Megadeth tone
3) Youthanasia "crunch modern" tone

If you think i am missing the 3rd one, just roll back a bit the gain on the Megadeth TS v3 and you will get a version of it.

When i play a tout le monde at home i usually go for with a preset i call Twin X Metal (basically a 65 preset with gain at 4, delay and reverb) and a Metal Zone stomp (well, the zoom multi stomp model truly...) with less than half drive. It do a very good job and i can still use the amp eq to cut through the mix without really affecting the cruchy tone.

The Twin X Metal is no much difference with this:

mercoledì 28 agosto 2013

Slash preset (appetite for destruction content!)

Who does not love slash tone in Appetite for destruction?

Yesterday was in a 'sweet child o'mine' mood and gave a try to the Britsh 80 model...

Well... Bias to the max, 4x12V cab, baesses between 8 and 9, mids to the max and treble to 7 and you are almost done.

You can either choose to set gain to 8 or set it to 4 and have an overdrive (classic ts like) setting do the job.

Remember that slash uses midgain pickup so if you have more gain than that, just roll back a bit your vol, and maybe also your tone, but not too much!

For the sweet child o'mine intro i suggest you the neck pickup.

I must say that the mustang here come really close to the Slash+Marshall tone, i really love my little toy, it gives me real fun!

Always remember that when you download someone else preset you my need some tweak, try to move all the tone knobs + or - 1.

Here is the preset with the overdrive stomp

And here is the preset with the touch wah stomp (always remember to set sensitive at your taste!)


If you like this preset or like Slash in general, have a look to the new post:

venerdì 23 agosto 2013

Another preset upgrade and upload!

This morning i was searching some preset in amp that still need a fix in the "double guitar" dealy settings.

I have some preset that still has repetition on time at more than 0% and this "flange" a little bit the sound....

I found that one of my best preset was in this condition so i present you the version 3 of my Megadeth tone:

I really love this preset, sound really good and exactly how i wanted it to sound, but since i am a bit lunatic when it comes to guitar tone depending on the mood and the tune (Symphony of desctruction...) i am playing i add a little bit of basses.

I also upgraded my Drive tone with my latest findings in delay and reverb field. Same reverb but a bit different setting to add some wideness to the tone. This is my allround tone, i mainly use it for kiko loureiro and skolnick stuff but i found it is a good horse also to do the intro of sweetchild of mine. I would have to try to engage the autowah from the Zoom Multi Stomp and see how it sound for the Sweet child o'mine solo!

As i state before this is inspired by my old Boss Vf-1 5150 drive tone, that i  used for almoste everything when i was young and had a band to play with!

1 post, 2 new preset! Enjoy!

giovedì 22 agosto 2013

Compare Mustang and Line6 Pt.2

So I made a small deviation...

Jedi2b from the Fender Forum offers me a chance to do multiple compare with the modeled ENGL POWERBALL from Line6, the one made from me (aimed at Chris Broderick tone in the Nevermore days...) and the one made from Jedi2b.

Some comment:

the line6 one really sucks to my ears if you set everything a 50%, so i made a small tweak to makes it sound better.

As usual i recorded only del amp model with no fx.

Then comes the Jedi2b's preset, witch is made with the Metal 2000 model where mine is made with the American 90. I feel like the ENGL POWERBALL being more like a MESA with more bass power and more gain so i think that American 90 should fit more the job but it may fall a bit short if you want to push the gain where the POWERBALL could go. The jedi2b preset should work better in the gain field but the Metal 2000 model in the mustang has less basses than the American 90.

Anyway i think that both preset do the job better than the Line6 model (my taste!).

I did some change in the Jedi2b preset, mostly i rise the volume, and also change the SAG to LESS in my preset to uniform with line6 and Jedi2b.

If you look at the waveforms Mustang preset are more compressed than the line6, dont know what it could mean....




The demo:

venerdì 16 agosto 2013

Compare Mustang and Line6 Pt.1

Mustang have many positive review in the Fender emulation field, while is often bashed when it comes to high gain amps.

After years with line6, witch is reviewed very positively in the high gain field, i have found myself very well with the 2 high gain models from Fender.

Yesterday i was in the right mood to connect my toneport and do some experiment.

First step was finding the American 90 equivalent in my Line6 model packs.

My firtst trial was the Diamond Plate -> Mesa/Boogie® '01 Triple Rectifier, but it does sound a little different so i moved to Cali Diamond plate -> Mesa/Boogie® '01 Dual Rectifier® Solo Head and it was closer... after testing the line6 model with the 4x12V cabs that i usually love i decided that I should have made thing harder and choose the default cab for the Cali model: 4x12 treadplate.

In the mustang we have only 3 model of 4x12 cab and i found the closest to be the 4x12G. Really close in many aspect but with all the controls to 12' clock i felt a strong difference between L6 and Fender.

I tweak a bit the EQ and then i discover that all i have to do the make them sound closer was lower to 40% the gain in the mustang.

The mustang model has more gain than the line6 one!

I did some test adding reverb, 63 in the mustang and the Classic reverb or the Lux spring in the toneport but there is no game: the 63 reverb on the mustang widen the sound to much better.

I will try to record some raw model demo to witness my discover.

Here is the small (and fast) recording i made:
this is only the amp models set with everything at 50% except the gain of the American 90. No delay, no reverb, overdrive stomp, no effort to play decent!

I then go over to the Metal 2000 in the Mustang and the Criminal -> Peavey® '02 5150 II but as i stated somewhere before the Metal 2000 has less high freq than a 5150, i guess maybe they modeled a modern edition like a EVH or a 3120... Time runned up and i did not even check the cabs.

I will come back later with more results!