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ChristopherSchlegel
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09/01/2021 11:45 am
Originally Posted by: Jim Stanford

I tend toward Southern Rock/Blues, but trying to find that good tone from .38 Special such as "Hold On Loosely" and other songs in that vein.

[p]To my knowledge those guys used Gibson style guitars with humbuckers into Peavey Mace amps. This site confirms it, also mentioning an MXR EQ pedal. I think they likely used it to boost the mid & high frequencies.

http://www.woodytone.com/2011/04/26/jeff-carlisis-38-special-gear-deets/

The rhythm tone on those old tunes used a little less gain & the lead tone a little more.

To get either of those with your Katana, I'd use a guitar with a humbucker in the bridge position. Then try these settings to get started.

Crunch amp type

Gain 5

Volume 5

Bass 4

Mid 6

Treble 8

Effects - Booster (try yellow or red setting) on 75%.

Reverb - 25%

The difference between the rhythm & lead is the amount of gain. So, you might have to turn the gain or booster up or down a little. Alternately, I set my amp up a lead tone, then turn the guitar volume down a little for rhythm.

Hope that helps!


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