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#1 TFEman


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:21 PM

Anyone have a patch or something that's really close to the dirty sound Alex had during the Hold Your Fire tour? Was just listening to A Show of Hands and I love the guitar tone. I would prefer the tour sound over the album but I'll take what I can get. So anyone have anything close?

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 10:06 PM

I believe he used a Gallien Kruger 2000 CPL preamp, so your best bet would be hunting down one of those. The Signature guitars with active single coil pickups were also a huge part of his tone. His setup back then suffered through what I like to call "Rare 80s Gear Syndrome". I've gotten almost in the ballpark by using my Epiphone Les Paul Custom through my Rockman Guitar Ace on the semi-clean setting. Experimenting with an EQ after that should get you close. Also, I believe he used both the middle and bridge pickups together on some HYF tunes, if that helps.

Edited by Ash-517, 24 July 2017 - 10:06 PM.

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