Tone Details

Tone Name Boston Rockman
Created with Helix
Author chrisjw5
Guitarist
Tom Scholz
Song
Don't Look Back
Band
Boston
Amp
Guitar
Tuning
Style
Rock
Comments
VERSION 3! (I know.....) I did some recording with V1 and V2 and with the help of the TGP forum, I realized there was too much gain. 1 and 2 are still good patches and I'll leave them there, but they're not Boston. I went back and revisited the amp model and switched it to a Plexi. The effects are largely the same, the patch just needed a more vintage-y sound. I also added a lot, in fact the DSP is about maximized. SS1 is Grit+Chorus (the breakdown part of DLB where the main riff is semi-reprised), SS2 is Dirt+Phase (the build-up to the solo), SS3 is the main Boston rhythm, SS4 is the soaring Scholz lead. SS5 and 6 are both versions of Scholz's cleanish electric with 6 being heavily effected. SS8 is a Rhythm+, with the Plexi Drive and Minotaur Gain a little higher. SS7 is called Acoustic. It's a 10-band EQ and a Taylor IR (available here - it's the 314ce Scheops, placed in slot 26: http://bit.ly/29UpHRB). It's as close as I can get my electric to sound like an acoustic without building an entire patch around it. DLB doesn't use it, but it's a decent crib of the intro to More Than A Feeling. I made a quick recording of the sounds in the patch (here:http://bit.ly/2acROIo) playing through different parts of the song. In order, the Snapshots are SS3, SS1, SS2, SS4 and back to SS3. You will need FW2.0 and Snapshots to use this patch.
Date 7/20/16
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Boston Rockman





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