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#1 utubebenscott

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

Has anyone found a successful way, or is there a method in which you can use the tube comp to give patches when for example if you are playing into your computer you get a tube kind of feel and tone? Placement, settings suggestions etc. welcome.

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:29 PM

Thanks, and what do you set the level/comp to on the tube comp with threshold at 100% , 0%? And the same with the vetta ?
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

I do the same thing hurghanico mentioned. I place the tube comp at 100 threshold early in the chain - after volume pedal and before tube screamer and digital delay. You can set the level to taste.

I usually set it at 12 which is a slight boost. Amp model I use is b'face 'lux vib full model. The tube comp at 100 threshold seems to color the tone in a good way so I often leave it on all the time.

The fender amp, tube comp, and tube screamer together gives you plenty of tube sound.
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#4 MartinDorr

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

I measured a Fender Strat position 2 level before and after TubeComp insertion (no amp and no effects) and found I needed a level of 4% @ 100% threshold to get the same output level. I suspect this should not change for any guitar because the frequency changes of the TubeComp are subtle.
As you increase compression threshold to about 65% the TubeComp adds a little gain (you can reduce level to 0% as you go) and I think very little compression. As you keep going up in compression threshold settings things get quite a bit louder. And if I remember right, every 1% level increase adds about 0.4dB gain in case you want a little extra boots. There was an earlier thread about compressors in general with more information on what others do and why. Good luck.
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:31 PM

i like around 60% threshold or higher and 0% level, also at the beginning of the chain.  i also measured the frequency response and there is a mild but noticeable low pass filter effect at higher frequencies, i think like 10kHZ.


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