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Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by P_J_Doyle on 2012-07-31 11:39:05

Hi there,

Being a complete newbie to all things Line6 I hope I am asking the right question in the right place; apologies to all if not.

I've recently bought a GX and waded through the myriad of default tones that come with it but nothing seems to come close to the verse tone on Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love". I've looked but can find "Bad Case of Loving You" tone on this web site.

Does anyone know where I can get an l6t tone file from for this song? Alternatively, any ideas on how to configure a similar sound with POD 2.5 i.e. what components, in what configuration, and their settings?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards

Peter



Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by Triryche on 2012-07-31 12:29:20

You could search custom tones

http://line6.com/customtone/

Or">http://line6.com/customtone/">http://line6.com/customtone/

Orpost here:

http://line6.com/support/community/general_discussion/share_settings?view=discussions

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Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by P_J_Doyle on 2012-07-31 13:17:07

Many thanks indeed your your help.

No luck searching "custom tones" I'm afraid (using the name of the song or the artist as search criteria). Will certainly take up your advice on posting to the URL you provide.

Many thanks for your advice.

Peter



Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by Triryche on 2012-07-31 14:05:32

If I have time I might tinker with this a bit in the next day or two.

I take it you have just the standard models right now?



Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by P_J_Doyle on 2012-07-31 15:19:49

Hi there,

I'm so grateful, thank you so much foroffering to help if you have the time.

I'm not too sure what you mean by standard models. I've purchased a Line 6 GX model and am running version 2.52 of the POD Farm software.

Please let me know if you need any more information.

Once again many thanks indeed for all the help you've given me already.

Kindest regards

Peter



Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by Triryche on 2012-07-31 21:29:21

The GX comes with the the models in POD Farm 2.5 Standard.

You can add-model packs (hover over add-ons on the top left of the page) or upgrade to Platinum, which has all the models.

I typically do not chase others' tomes (all though they do influence or inspire me).  I prefer to finid my own tones, what ever that may be for a given mood.

But I have a bit of writers block right, so I need a break.

Anyway, here is a quick stab at it. Very basic, but hopefully it will point you in the right direction of give you some ideas.

This is with passive pups, selecting both neck and bridge, with the guitars tone pot all the way down.

Keep in mind tones are greatly influenced by the guitar's and player.

Change the file ext to .l6t after you dl.

Addicted to Love.jpg



Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by P_J_Doyle on 2012-08-01 01:54:43

Hi again,

I have to admit to being slightly overwhelemed by your generosity, thank you for taking the time to do this.

I've followed your instructions and got the tone into GX, sounds great indeed. Acknowledging what you say regarding your preference to building you own tones as well as distinctive individual guitarists/guitars etc., I really am a complete beginner at this so will be heading off looking at tutorials as to how to string these gismos together and how to access the means to configure each of them. Its a bewildering and daunting task! :-)

Final question for you, can you recommend a really good primer tutorial for building a tone and configuring each element?

Once again, thank you so much for your altruism, its really appreciated.

Kindest regards

Peter



Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by Triryche on 2012-08-01 09:16:47

I think just getting in there and experimenting helps.

You could also research guitar geek to look at at some guitarist set-ups and use that as a starting point.

There are no right or wrongs, but as a beginner here are a few pointers.

Delays and Modulations tend to sound more pronounced after the amp.

Overdrives and distortions usually before the amp.

Gates can help tame noising high gain tones.

For high gain, many beginners tend to crank the gain/drive up way too much, a little can go a long way, wait to see what it sounds like in the mix.



Re: Robert Palmer Addicted to love l6t tone
by P_J_Doyle on 2012-08-04 06:35:06

Hi again,

Apologies for the slight delay (work getting the in the way of life!) .

Many thanks for the very useful tips, bewlidering choice of buttons to press and dials to turn. As you say, experimenting is intuitively the best way foreward.

Many thanks for all your help.

BR

Peter




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