Slight breakup tone

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Slight breakup tone

Post by Seanboy » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:07 pm

Looking for some help.
Trying to get a tone with just a little breakup. Playing a Strat with sing coils.
Amp is a Mark III simul-class no stripe, GEQ.

Setting suggestions? Including GEQ.


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Re: Slight breakup tone

Post by MkIII Renegade » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:58 pm

You could easily get this by driving R1 hard with Vol = 8-9, Treble = 7-8 and then a little Master vol.

R2 can do a lot more of this, although it is quite bassy in stock form. You'll have to reduce the rotary bass knob to ~1 and carefully balance treble + presence. Lead Drive can be around 3-4 if your Volume = 7. Do you have the R2 volume on the back panel? Graphic always works best for me as a medium U shape (love my mids!). The rest is up to your guitar volume knob. 8)

But of course any online Mark tone recipe is just the starting point for your actual amp. These are tweaker's amps!
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