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Guitar Help Needed Here You Wankers

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

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    I've been dinking around with my new ESP. It's fun and all playing jacked up, one string, distorted Black Sabbath and all, but I need to know how to tune in my amp and my guitar for proper tone and whatnot. Crunchy crunchy doesn't work for "Fade To Black"

    Any websites that can give me the basics?

    Anyone have advice?

    ALSO

    The tone and volume knobs aren't labeled on my EC50. They're crosshatched steel knobs, ubercool and tough, but definately not labeled, I have no idea which is which and I am having trouble figuring out which is what and what each does. I've got the pickup swith down pat. Dual humbuckers, two volume, one tone.

    Anyway I'll try to get a decent sound to play "One" until you guys can get back to me
     
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    I can tune the damn thing, I just need theory on how to adjust all the fancy knobs to certain styles, and I still don't know which knobs are which on the guitar

    Fifth fret up, plunk plunk, elementary yorky
     
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    Don't look at me... I don't even know how to play my guitar /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif It just sits in a corner in my room collecting dust... I'm just waiting for the day when I bring a girl home and she wants me to play her a song...... What will I do then? /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    oh. That should be a personal preference, I'd think. You can find the volumes pretty quick, then adjust tones as desired.

    Warmer sound will come from the pickup closer to the neck. Did you say you had a single coil, or just two humbuckers? I think the humbuckers will give you a thinner sound, single-coil's warmer/denser sound. You can also split the coil's of a humbucker to get a single coil if that's all you have. That's electronics that I haven't touched in at least ten years, though, so I can't help ya there...
     
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    Well if you've got 2 humbuckers, as a "general" rule of thumb with Metallica style music, allways use the bridge humbucker for anything with distortion. (except certain solos) As for the clean parts, take your pick of what pickup you would like to use, though most will tell you to use the neck pickup, because it'll sound "warmer" (more bass)

    Also on your guitar turn your tone knobs up. And turn your volume all the way up for distortion, and whatever you like for clean, I usually back it off a little bit.

    Now on your amp, old Metallica tone is pretty easy to get, they cranked the highs, scooped out the mids, and cranked the lows. Turn up the distortion and rock out! This is all pretty general stuff, tweek to your liking, every amp is different. Oh and if you can take a pic of the amp & guitar I can be real specific as to what does what./forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I have the knobs figured out. A volume for each pickup and tone.
     

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