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    Favourite settings with 408s?

    I'm obviously a HUGE fan of the 408 system, and I have a few favourite settings that I use a lot. Here are my top ones:

    Bridge singlecoil, tone on 10, volume on 9

    Great for cleaner parts, with or without chorus, for apeggios and acoustic flatpicking style stuff

    Both pickups, neck humbucker and bridge singlecoil, tone on 8, volume on 7

    The "Keef" setting, great for crunchy rhythm parts.

    Neck humbucker, tone on 7, volume on 10

    A great warm soloing tone without the flabby/muddiness of traditional neck humbuckers, nor too much snap from a singlecoil. Add a good amount of gain and the tubular woody tone just sings out.

    How are you getting the tones you want - I'd be interesting in trying your settings myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    I'm obviously a HUGE fan of the 408 system, and I have a few favourite settings that I use a lot. Here are my top ones:

    Bridge singlecoil, tone on 10, volume on 9

    Great for cleaner parts, with or without chorus, for apeggios and acoustic flatpicking style stuff

    Both pickups, neck humbucker and bridge singlecoil, tone on 8, volume on 7

    The "Keef" setting, great for crunchy rhythm parts.

    Neck humbucker, tone on 7, volume on 10

    A great warm soloing tone without the flabby/muddiness of traditional neck humbuckers, nor too much snap from a singlecoil. Add a good amount of gain and the tubular woody tone just sings out.

    How are you getting the tones you want - I'd be interesting in trying your settings myself!
    What is the amp and pedal board,if your useing a board, set to ? We need to know the entire signal chain,for an accurate tone print. Amp tube types will help as well. THANK'S

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    I'm using a 65 Amps Empire head and matching 2x12 cab, which has a vintage Marshall toneprint. My board is a Klon clone used as a buffer only, and I have a true-bypass tuner and true-bypass chorus.

    As you can see, it's a pretty darn pure signal chain.

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    Bridge split, neck full, volume around 9, '64 Twin. Spanky!
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    I'm going to try those settings out, fellas! I'll also take some notes on the one's I'm using so far and post amp settings as well.

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