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justmund
12-09-2012, 02:49 PM
What adjectives do you use to describe tone, good or bad?

I like my tone to be warm, full, round and clear.

I don't like fizzy, muddy or sharp.

Colours, flavours etc all count too. Have fun!

Mikegarveyblues
12-09-2012, 03:31 PM
Warm, muddy, full, bell like, chimey, cheese grater, ice pick, trebly, hollow, buttery, sweet, dull, creamy.

Possibly more but that's what comes to mind.

LSchefman
12-09-2012, 06:44 PM
Cutting, slicing, biting, rich, funky, hollow, bassy, trebly, distorted, overdriven, pushed, compressed, twangy, stringy, woody, chocolate, vanilla, spicy, swirling, thuddy, tinny, metallic, good, bad, WTF-were-you-thinking, resonant, reverberant, ramped-up, ramped-down, percussive, mushy, floating, airy, sparkling, fat, thin...

t.shamone
12-09-2012, 06:55 PM
It's funny because a lot of the "bad" adjectives might be the perfect sound for a recording or band situation. :dontknow:

LSchefman
12-09-2012, 07:51 PM
It's funny because a lot of the "bad" adjectives might be the perfect sound for a recording or band situation. :dontknow:

You bet.

sergiodeblanc
12-09-2012, 08:13 PM
You bet.

Yup.

prsrocker1988
12-09-2012, 08:31 PM
My favorite is "Chewy"... VERY, very, very few amps/pedals produce this tone... It is most associated with old Tweed combo amps that had a beautiful midrange and a "chewy" tone.. My '55 5E3 does this.

Dirty Bob
12-09-2012, 08:36 PM
One of the tone catch phrases that drives me crazy...."it's like somebody took a blanket off of your speakers"

makes me nuts every time I hear this...I equate this with presence....just say "increased presence!!!"



my personal favorite is "thick".

slang05
12-12-2012, 01:54 AM
my personal favorite is "thick".

That's what she said!!!

Sorry I couldn't control myself!

Egads
12-12-2012, 01:22 PM
Sorry I couldn't control myself!

That's what he said!

sergiodeblanc
12-12-2012, 02:28 PM
My old studio partner and I always joked about labeling a piece of equipment with a "warm" knob and a "punchy" knob. It would be configured in the same way as the "artist" knob was: not connected.