if his presets sound nothing like the video, maybe he post process them with eq, doubling, and others recording tricks in the DAW
That was very cool of you Leon. Thanks for all you do man.
What’s your reference speaker...that’s usually the culprit. I’ve learned this the hard (expensive) way.You always have some gnarly tone, and playing. It's a delight to see new content from you, so thanks for all that you do for the community.
I'm just wondering what's going on though lol I've downloaded your presets before and they sound nowhere close to the tones your ripping out. I know, I know... Tone is dependent on the player, and other aspects of the signal chain; buttttttt, I'm no stranger to playing, with 25+ years experience, and have a wide assortment of guitars. I know I'm not the only one in this camp, as I've read numerous others kind of touch on the same thing.
My question is this: Do you think the difference is YouTube's compression algorithm being the missing link? And if so, any idea how to replicate that with our beloved black boxes?
Thanks Leon! What an inspiration you are to the community, and guitar players worldwide. An outstanding human being, and man do you ever get stuff DONE!
@SinglecutGuy If you play through the same studio monitors you are listening the video it has no sense. I was « shocked » when I first heard his .wav compared to what I had with the preset and my guitar . It seems that his recording method muffled the sound a lot . Can be interesting to know how his .wav is recorded : software , soundcard or not etc etc
To me, the differences in your clip and Leon’s mainly come down to the guitar and maybe playing technique. PRS guitars tend to have slightly chunkier necks, which add more depth to the tone. I just compared three Les Pauls with three different neck profiles and the thinner the neck, the brighter the guitar. The same goes for my signature Hagstrom models... my prototypes with thicker necks are darker than the production version with a thinner neck. Also, his pickup is an Alnico 5 humbucker wound hotter at 16.6k vs your Evolution which is ceramic at 13.84k, so the differences in pickups will have a big effect on the tone as well (and taking into consideration that your pickup positioning may be different. For example, how close the pickup and pole pieces are to the strings). I still thought yours sounded great. We need to tweak presets depending on the guitars we’re using. Even with my hands going through the same amp with the same settings, all of my Les Pauls sound different. One isn’t better than the other, it just means I need to tweak a few knobs to get the best tone for each guitar.@SinglecutGuy If you play through the same studio monitors you are listening the video it has no sense. I was « shocked » when I first heard his .wav compared to what I had with the preset and my guitar . It seems that his recording method muffled the sound a lot . Can be interesting to know how his .wav is recorded : software , soundcard or not etc etc
As the old saying goes, “tone is in the fingers.”That was very cool of you Leon. Thanks for all you do man.
Edit: I just listened to it in my DAW and re-amped. You definitely have some JuJu in your playing, which is fantastic. You can emulate everything but the JuJu