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Possibly the best crunch tone I ever got with Helix...


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Hey guys,

 

I was working on a production last week with a new guitar.

It's an ESP LTD SC-20 Stephen Carpenter model in green with a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge position.

I never had a guitar with that pickup but it sounds MEAN!

 

As usual for huge metal crunch tones I chose the Badonk.

It's honestly my favorite amp for tight but big metal/rock tones.

It requires some tweaks from default but once you get it right it's very hard to beat.

It just sounds sooo meaty.

 

A couple of tweaks that I like to do by default is lower the depth almost all the way, say to 0.2.

Set bass to about 5 or maybe a little less, turn up presence to about 7 ish and treble to about 6 ish.

This should be a good starting point!

 

I'm curious to know what you guys think!

 

 

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Youve had so many great tones i dont think you can say that this one is any better than any other,  just different. YOU may like it more than others youve tracked, but that doesnt necessarily make it better....or worse. Nowadays i tend to feel like sounds fit together better, more so than any one tone im getting, is "better" than any other.

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Sounds pretty tight for that kind of dropped D rhythm playing. 
How does it sound with traditional tuning and full chords? Articulation good with all notes ringing out while still maintaining crunchy goodness?

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18 hours ago, willjrock said:

Youve had so many great tones i dont think you can say that this one is any better than any other,  just different. YOU may like it more than others youve tracked, but that doesnt necessarily make it better....or worse. Nowadays i tend to feel like sounds fit together better, more so than any one tone im getting, is "better" than any other.

Thanks!

You have a point of course.

It just felt really good this time.

It probably has to do with the other instruments as well.

The way they all work together.

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16 hours ago, robbieb61 said:

Sounds pretty tight for that kind of dropped D rhythm playing. 
How does it sound with traditional tuning and full chords? Articulation good with all notes ringing out while still maintaining crunchy goodness?

Definitely!

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