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Just received a HD500X and L3T.  Haven't found a good Boston patch yet (i.e. Foreplay/Longtime-Don't Look Back).  Also looking for some good Rush tones.  Having patches is certainly helping me to figure this thing out

 

Rig sounds great so far but a lot to learn.  Have found some other really nice tone patches that are getting me going.

 

Also, am thinking of adding HD series amps with a JTV to the just purchased L3T and 500X.  Hoping for a great blend of electric/acoustic sound and ease of connectivity/communication between amps/guitars and effects.

 

Gotta say the StageSource is amazing.    And the POD is a lot to learn but really cool.

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Just received a HD500X and L3T.  Haven't found a good Boston patch yet (i.e. Foreplay/Longtime-Don't Look Back).  Also looking for some good Rush tones.  Having patches is certainly helping me to figure this thing out

 

Rig sounds great so far but a lot to learn.  Have found some other really nice tone patches that are getting me going.

 

Also, am thinking of adding HD series amps with a JTV to the just purchased L3T and 500X.  Hoping for a great blend of electric/acoustic sound and ease of connectivity/communication between amps/guitars and effects.

 

Gotta say the StageSource is amazing.    And the POD is a lot to learn but really cool.

 

Did you ever find a good Boston patch? I just got one of these from a friend and would love to hear how it sounds...

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I made one that I can get by with.  Tried others in Customtone last night using "Boston" for the search parameter.  Don't know which patch you are referring to.  The Boston tones I found are decent but not much different from the one I made.  If you play a Variax, using different Gibson models can change the sound quite a bit.  

 

Would love to hear the patch you are referring to.  Please share it.

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I'm also interested in patch of Boston. please upload in custom tone ?

 

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I think the staple of the tone is Dimarzio Super Distortion pickup and they used an attenuator on fully cranked Marshalls. I think Tom Schultz had another trick or two up his sleeve as well. A sustaniac guitar will get you some of those overtones I think. I just got the JTV59S and looking at one a few months down the road.

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59S,... or 59P? 

Tom Schultz from the band Boston,... from what I recall, he had overlapping delays in his bag of tricks. 

From what I saw in an interview back in the day, they looked like custom boxes like you get from Stew-Mac. 

 

DiMarzio Super Distortion,.... popular choice back then. Have one on one of my guitars, a custom re-build. 

 

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My bad, typo... 69S and I am very happy with that bad boy. If I had known how well it worked with the HD 500X and the DT 50 (head on SA 4x12) I would have gotten it a long time ago. But I just had to have that DZP Strettavera and that Dean ML From Hell that I just blew this thing off.. I'm considering a JTV 89F but dude, I think I really want a sustaniac guitar! A nice hint to Line 6 on the HD pick up Models, SUSTAINIAC! 

 

He did use echo but at the time I think they only had the tape echo's. Maybe he used more than 1? Its also around the time they accidentally pinched the tape echo and inadvertently invented the chorus effect. I'm thinking that may have been Alan Parsons that stumbled on that one though.

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" I'm thinking that may have been Alan Parsons that stumbled on that one though. "--- Sort of. There was a guy at EMI Hayes

(Abbey Road Studios and EMI Hayes are part of EMI back then) who came up with stuff. The Beatles would go to him with gadget

ideas and he would have something for them within 48-hours. Him and Mr Parsons' working in the Pink Floyd and post Beatles and

Abbey Road Studios days for him, is what did it for Mr Parsons. He always was into innovative audio even back then. Have had

interesting brief chats with him about his Abbey Road days and his techniques. Interesting fellow.

 

 

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Oh and, Tom Scholz used a tricked out gold top Les Paul with soap bar pick-ups.

A gadget nut back then.

 

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On 1/23/2019 at 12:32 PM, psarkissian said:


" Have had interesting brief chats with him about his Abbey Road days and his techniques. Interesting fellow."

DUDE! You have HAVE to elaborate on that... Cmon! Don't hold back! Chit.. you sound like a guy I could sit with a bottle of beam and shoot the chit for hours!

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On 1/23/2019 at 12:38 PM, psarkissian said:

Oh and, Tom Scholz used a tricked out gold top Les Paul with soap bar pick-ups.

A gadget nut back then.

 

 Many don't realize just how much that guy has done for guitarist and the like for many years! I would liken his contributions to that of Thomas Dolby, Glyn and Andy Johns (related?) and Alan Parsons.

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Agreed. 

Had another encounter (briefly, he's a busy guy) with Mr Parsons at NAMM last Saturday. Always good. 

 

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Not only do ya rub it in, you like usin sandpaper don't ya!

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No. But if I have some tenuous tie to him, then so do you by extension,... one degree of separation. 

I could name drop some more, but that would truly be rubbing it in. I wouldn't want to do that to you guys. 

BTW,... you all have one degree of separation between you and the 60's rock band Iron Butterfly. I used to

crew for them in the mid to late 1970's. 

 

 

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So now you have dated yourself... LMAO.. Old farts never die, they just smell that way! 

Don't worry dude, I'm not very much younger than you are, maybe by about 8 - 10 if that.

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:)

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Sorry, the emoji's stopped working on here for me.

 

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Yeah, I tried using them earlier and they wouldn't come up... I'm new enough that I figured they never did work... 

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Didn't Tom Scholz use the Rockman that he designed? That's the Boston sound that I remember, would be harder to emulate that in the POD HD500x. 

 

Jd

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That was well after the first 2 albums..

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On May 23, 2019 at 2:46 AM, dlr_41 said:

That was well after the first 2 albums..

You are correct, didn't think about that. 

 

Jd

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