Tone Details

Tone Name Rite of Mesa2
Created with POD HD Pro
Author gohloum
John Petrucci
Rite Of Passage
Dream Theater
Amp Treadplate
Guitar Used - Ibanez 7 String Modified Crunch Lab / Liquifire pickups. I left several processors disabled for the mid focus. Each one has a slightly different character and I was not able to get an exact match, but all are closely related. I found the Tube Distortion model worked best for me, but liked the results of the Tube Screamer and the 4 band Shift. DEP's have been adjusted to compensate for more open vowel sound which is more characteristic of the Mark V. The fizz is good and very Petrucci-ish. You can check out his YouTube video on getting good metal tones and you will hear what I am talking about.
Date 1/1/13
Downloads 1740

Rite of Mesa2

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