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Any Trys At Eric Johnson's Tone

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I know it's ridiculous to ask a question like this, but has anyone found reasonable success at copying EJ's tones out of their spider? I've found the classic chorus preset in customtone to emulate a nice EJ clean sound, although the delay may need to be warmed up a bit.

As for his rhythm sound, I tried to use the crunch red to emulate the sound of a Dumble, and having fuzz on standby for a lead tone. And then high gain red with a little bit of fuzz for a standard vintage sounding lead. For both rhythm and lead, I use medium hall and tube echo with the echo's eq down to make it smoother.

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What guitar are you using?  EJ's preferred axe is a modified Strat with maple fretboard.   Live he uses both a Marshall 100 watt and a Fender amp.   Effects are fuzz, delay and flanger.

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I'm using a Mexican fender HSS w/ rosewood fretboard. That and an epiphone tribute les paul are the only guitars I have that are worth anything.

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EJ used an LP on Cliffs of Dover (you can tell by the sustain). 

With your Strat, you might try with the middle or neck pickup rather than the humbucker bridge pickup.

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Yeah, I usually go middle with the tone wide open. I thought EJ used a 335 to record Cliffs

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Yeah, I usually go middle with the tone wide open. I thought EJ used a 335 to record Cliffs

 

That's not what I read, but I can't verify either.  A chamber-bodied LP and a 335 both would work for maximum sustain and controlled feedback.

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