|Tone Name||Brian May's creamy vox lead||
|Amp||Class A-30 TB|
I've been toying around with his tone for along time, but have found that it is almost unobtainable without a boost. If you have an overdrive give the amp a slight gain boost and this tone will cut through and sing. I didn't really bother to edit the effects other than to just point the user of this tone in the right direction. Brian May's tone is actually quite a bit more like single coil tone when in a live setting, but for the sake of dl'ers I did this with a humbucker to avoid the hassle of having to use an outboard eq to take out the initial thunder of a single coil. Brian also used very little verb so take it easy on that setting as well. For the brighton rock solo use tap temp to set up the delay and adjust the knob to taste, but for the record it was a ping pong delay, that being triplets in stereo. The 4x12 helps account for the amount of amplifiers he runs on stage. However, we're still short 8 speakers, as he runs 6 vox ac-30's at live venues.
Model Packs increase the number of Amp or FX Models of a GuitarPort, TonePort, PODxt, PODxt Live or PODxt Pro, for a wider variety of tone possibilities. When a particular tone in the library relies on a Model available in one of these packs, you'll see symbol(s) to indicate which Packs: MS (Metal Shop), CC (Classics Collection), FX (FX Junkie), and PP (Power Pack).
The models within the FX Junkie Model Pack are already included in PODxt Live, and offered for purchase to add-on to GuitarPort, TonePort, PODxt and PODxt Pro.
Variax is the uniquely flexibile guitar from Line 6. Our Vetta II amplifier includes a digital connection for the Variax that lets you store settings for both your amp and your guitar in the Vetta II so that when you call up a Vetta Channel Memory your amp and guitar can change sounds together. Vetta II Tones marked with this guitar symbol include this Variax data.
For each tone in the library, you'll see an icon for either a single coil or humbucker pickup. This tells you whether the tone is best for use with a single coil pickup or a humbucker, so you can select the appropriate pickup on your guitar when using this tone.
Attention POD 2.0, Flextone and HD147 owners... Your hardware doesn't do Stomp effects, so you'll hear something different than what was intended. Try increasing the Drive or choose a higher gain Amp Model to get the right sound. The other aspects of the sound should translate as expected, so you'll at least get a great starting place for tweaking.