One of my all-time favorite tones: Sting Me by The Black Crowes

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  1. #1 yek, Aug 11, 2017
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    The intro of Sting Me by The Black Crowes (classic rock'n'roll in open G) is such a fantastic, classic rock tone.

    And as I discovered today: real easy to recreate too.

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    Deluxe Tweed, all default except Treble maxed and Drive between 8.00 - 8.50.

    Guitar
    Telecaster (or 335).

    Cab
    Here's the trick: don't use an IR of a Fender cab, use one of a Marshall 4x12. It makes all the difference. Stock cab #55 works fine for this tone.

     
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    I love pairing Fenders with non-Fender cabs! Experiments I'd never have gotten to run in real life.

    That tone is dirty good.
     
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    Excellent song. We used to play that and should bring it back.
     
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    Haha did the guitarists actually play on that track?
     
  5. #5 austinbuddy, Aug 12, 2017
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    Great song! We used to play it live in Austin on 6th street in my band Mercy Daze back in 2008. I used an Bogner Ecstasy back then (pre-Fractal days).

    As noted above, you can pair many Fender amps with other cabs -- they sound good with greenbacks, In fact putting a Greenback in a Deluxe Tweed in real life is a great sound! I'm pretty sure Jimi used Dual Showman or Bassman heads with his 4x12 Marshall cabs at times...
     
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    Such a cool song. I always felt like the Black Crowe's were underrated. They played classic rock, but made it sound NEW.

    I always felt like this was P90's...
     
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    I agree about the Black Crowes... such a great vibe.

    I loved Humble Pie and the Crowes really carried on that 70's rock vibe in a great way.

    The "Live At The Greek Theater" record with Jimmy Page is incredible too if you haven't heard it.
     
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    I used to play a Bassman head. always paired it with Greenback loaded 4x12s and much preferred it over the usual 10s. Twin heads sound great through 4x12s as well.
     
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    Indeed. My go-to clean tone is the Double Verb into a Marshall 4x12 IR.
     
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    I too have been getting into the Crows of late. Open G tuning very cool..
     
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    Confirmed, the best tube amp I ever had was a deluxe reverb overdone with mercury magnetics transformers and a g12h30 greenback 55hz speaker. Played like butter and nice breakup as soon as you got beyond 5 on the volume.
     
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    YES! That live album is what inspired me to start my 2008 band here in Austin (now defunct). We covered "Oh Well" and "Custard Pie" from it. I got hooked on Audley Freed from that -- go check out his two "Cry of Love" band albums -- amazing player, great tone.
     
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    Thanks for that! I don't know how I never paid attention to Audley... but WOW!!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audley_Freed
     
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  14. #14 ATR1, Aug 16, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    This is always the magic sauce in my book. Something about that range that sound great with 50-100w amp and throttle back to about 1/2 on volume knob of guitar.
     
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