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Help with a Tone ( SAGA ) Ian Crichton


Fractal Fanatic
I think this guys playing and crunch is outstanding. I am trying to replicate it with the axe but I guess I do not know enough about Diezel amps. I know Ian uses a Herbert 180w head , and cab for crunch , ROLAND Chorus for cleans , not worried about the Cleans. :)

Can anyone suggest a good starting point and associated cab to get close to this fierce crunch, and sustain he achieves with the AF2 ?
I know there are a few channels on the Herbie , I guess that is what it called in the AF2.

Check this link for some live work. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zK0nkX0k3Zg

Thanks !!


Fractal Fanatic
I can't help you on the tone, but loved listening to this band in the early 80s. I wore the grooves off the "Worlds Apart" album. It's a big edgy tone, with just a little verb maybe. Good luck on tracking it down.


Power User
+1 on the Saga love. Definitely an aquired taste, and it took me quite a while to come around to them but they have some great stuff in their catalog :)
Should not be a hard sound to get.
Here is his rig when my band opened for them.
An EBMM with EMG's was mainly used.

Great guys by the way!



Fractal Fanatic
Thanks Powers of Ten. I wonder what channel, he uses for hi hi gain tone. I understand this amp has 3 channels.
2- gain (plus and minus) ??
3- higher gain.

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