Examples of Guitar Effect Combinations
In the previous 'Getting the Right Sound' article I was showing you how to achieve powerful distorted sound suitable for punchy guitar riffs that extensively used in modern alt-rock and nu-metal music.
Here I'd like to show you how to get other tones by using different combinations of effects for different music genres and playing styles.
DISTORTION OFFAdd some Reverb and Chorus.
DISTORTION about 70-100% EQ bass - 50% middle - 60% treble - 50%Add thick Delay and possibly some Reverb.
Using the bridge pickup on your guitar will make the tone more screamy.
Classic Rock Solo
DISTORTION about 50-70% EQ bass - 40% middle - 70% treble - 40%Add some Delay and/or Reverb.
DISTORTION about 20-50%
EQ You might raise MIDs a bit
The neck pickup near the fingerboard creates a milder tone.
OVERDRIVE varies from 0 to a little, if you want to get a crisp tone
EQ all knobs around central positions.
Add some Reverb.
The neck pickup goes very well for blues solos.
Jet Sounding Distortion
Experiment with adding a slow Flanger effect after the Distortion.
Cosmic (Trance) Sounding
Imitation of th eCut-Off Filter extensively used in trance music.
- Now slowly push and release the Wah pedal, while playing something fast in a loop.
(I used simple two-handed tapping figure in the audio example)