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Andrew Kovatch
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Andrew Kovatch
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07/28/2011 5:36 pm
Hi I'm having lots of fun learning the Steely Dan song "Reelin in the Years" Instructor Tom Finch.

My problem is I can't reel in the right sound esp. that opening phrase; The one measure pickup with the lead guitar.

I'm set up in the living room. I'm thinking I might need more effects.

I'm using a Peavey Vyper 60w Tube amp.
My preset is: Stompbox-Tube Scrm. Amp-Plxi. Effects-Chorus. Pregain-Full. Low-Almost full. Mid-12/1 o"clock. High-12/1 o'clock. Post gain-Off.

Guitars: Ibanez, Peavy Raptor Plus Exp. Using nexk pickups

Also if you know where to find a "standard language" to describe sounds I would appreciate it. Sorry I can't yet describe the sound I'm missing. I'd appreciate your input. Thank you.