So last night was another rehearsal where I’m trying out how to incorporate fx to help bolster my sound without sounding like I’m using Effects.
Last week I found the joys of short delays to thicken the tone, and from a few suggestions I reduced the single slap back from 200ms to around 70-90ms and pulled it a little further back in the mix to 10%.
This week I played around with chorus, now my default approach is to put chorus into the front of the amp before the distortion which sounded ok but not the effect I was after.
Instead I put the chorus in the loop, just before the delays, I tried a few different types, but in the end settled on the 70’s Chorus ( Boss CE-1 model) which sounded fat and chewy instead of shimmery and sparkley.
I found that a slow slow rate and fairly low mix again around 10% just fattening up the tone, in fact I hardly noticed the ‘chorus’ until I played any ringing high strings, but for standard chords and riffs it just sounds huge.
it felt like there was a little bit more bite on the lower strings too.
I tried to add a 2 delay parallel thing for solos but ended up stuffing up the dekay times, I was going for a 1/4 note and dotted 8th note delay running parallel both on one foot switch, but I’m going to have to go back to the manual to figure out how to do this.
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