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Offline kernelsalonpas

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What else do YOU need to do to improve your tone?
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:39:51 PM »
this means you, on a personal level. not a tone thread. not a bashing thread. consider this as your personal checklist of what you still need to do, and i guess what are you doing about it.  :-D

more finger exercises.
and a change of patch cables.
still looking for strats that would match the toneS in my head.


how about you guys?  :)

lol... it's not about you giving tips to others, it's about you assessing yourself in an honest fashion.  :-\
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 12:33:34 PM by kernelsalonpas »


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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 01:42:26 PM »
1. a very good amp
2. very good speakers
3. a lot of money
4. a lot of practice
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 01:59:08 PM »
skills. improving it.kung may swerte pangbili ng mga gamit, di mas lalong okay.

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 02:15:12 PM »
Suhr backplate on my strat to minimize the noise

Practice.  :-D

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 03:03:51 PM »


Practice :-D
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 03:35:58 PM »
Record your playing somehow. Then you could hear yourself and listen for what you think you need.
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 04:13:25 PM »
Record your playing somehow. Then you could hear yourself and listen for what you think you need.

This helps a lot. Iba rin kasi yung naririnig mo when you're "in it" (ie. playing). Helps evaluate tone/playing.

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012, 04:47:19 PM »
What else do I need to improve my tone?

GUITAR LESSONS!   :-D

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012, 05:01:14 PM »
tone na naman?  :-P  you should ask yourself how you can create your own piece of art. masyadong madami dito ang concerned sa tone/ gear, that is never gonna end hangga't may mga bagong naglalabasan na gamit.

BTT: i agree with sir Letour. and a lot of practice.

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012, 05:05:16 PM »
"Practice cures most tone issues." - John Suhr


More practice. Best guitar within reach. Better amplifier within reach.  :wave:

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2012, 05:07:48 PM »
lakan, haha.. self analysis thread naman to eh.. so personal opinion sa sariling sound.. so no bashing ^_^

there are of course gear-related and skill-related reasons and it varies per person. and there is always room for improvement  :-D
« Last Edit: July 29, 2012, 05:09:29 PM by kernelsalonpas »
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 05:19:00 PM »
high-end stuff?  8-)

and practice  :-D
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 05:19:11 PM »
lakan, haha.. self analysis thread naman to eh.. so personal opinion sa sariling sound.. so no bashing ^_^

there are of course gear-related and skill-related reasons and it varies per person. and there is always room for improvement  :-D
sorry! haha. napanuod ko kasi Earthmover kagabi, man. i was blown away by the tone nung guitarist. he was using an Me-50 and a frigging Behringer amp but his sound was huge!i guess what im trying to point is sa huli ko pinoproblema yung tone ko after finalizing the arrangement of our song.

gearwise?i need a better amp. lol.

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012, 08:43:02 PM »
1) practice
2) practice
3) practice
4) better amp
5) better cables.. :-(

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2012, 08:58:18 PM »
sorry! haha. napanuod ko kasi Earthmover kagabi, man. i was blown away by the tone nung guitarist. he was using an Me-50 and a frigging Behringer amp but his sound was huge!i guess what im trying to point is sa huli ko pinoproblema yung tone ko after finalizing the arrangement of our song.
couldn't agree more. arrangement is a different plane altogether. :wink:
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2012, 09:09:33 PM »
IMO. Tone is your identity. We all have our own taste of tone. Tweak your knobs, find out what it does, find your tone. ;) Now, if it doesn't work out after doing that with the gear provided, then more gears to come most likely. lol.
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2012, 09:36:10 PM »
couldn't agree more. arrangement is a different plane altogether. :wink:
yep. walang paki mga nakikinig sa tone mo, as long as hindi masakit sa tenga.  :lol:

im gonna disagree with the Tone is your identity perspective, unless your Tone is mostly about your skillz/fingers. halintulad natin sa damit ang gears na nagbibigay sayo ng Tone mo. so the clothes is wearing you. clothes do not make the man. or the camera does not make the photographer. ahh you get my point.

at dahil na-modify na ni Voltz ang thread  :-P  i dont think may hinahanap ako na specific tone from gears na I want, siguro exception na yung Tubemeister 36, diba Derek? i make do with what I have right now.
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2012, 10:24:54 PM »
yep. walang paki mga nakikinig sa tone mo, as long as hindi masakit sa tenga.  :lol:

im gonna disagree with the Tone is your identity perspective, unless your Tone is mostly about your skillz/fingers. halintulad natin sa damit ang gears na nagbibigay sayo ng Tone mo. so the clothes is wearing you. clothes do not make the man. or the camera does not make the photographer. ahh you get my point.

at dahil na-modify na ni Voltz ang thread  :-P  i dont think may hinahanap ako na specific tone from gears na I want, siguro exception na yung Tubemeister 36, diba Derek? i make do with what I have right now.
Not literally man, what i mean is we have different preferences of tone. Humans have their own identities, same with tone, its very unique! So what maybe good tone for me may not be good for you. :wave:

mismo yang tubemeister 36 na yan. kakaiyak. lol.

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2012, 10:34:03 AM »
1) Practice ( this I need most)
2) MOAR AND BETTER AMP
3) BETTER PEDALS
4) ???
5) Profiit!!!!111one

In short, Time and Money and Motivation XD
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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2012, 10:55:24 AM »
1. A band
2. inspiration
3. practice
4. $$$$$

 :-D

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Re: What else do you need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2012, 11:58:33 AM »
yep. walang paki mga nakikinig sa tone mo, as long as hindi masakit sa tenga.  :lol:

I agree with this. Kanya kanyang preference. Nakakatawa lang kase minsan yung mismong tumututog eh walang paki sa tone niya hehe. Basta tumunog dirt eh okay na, tipong ganun. Hindi aware kumbaga. Parang ; "Wow OD!" then kaskas "tama OD nga, okay na yan, game tugtog na" .. haha!

Sakin, more time for me to practice, during weekends na lang ako nakakapag jam...kulang na kulang hehe


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Re: What else do YOU need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2012, 02:15:47 PM »
lots of skills, lots of money to buy the best gear, and not to work anymore so I can just concentrate on my playing

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Re: What else do YOU need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2012, 04:35:48 PM »
1. Fender-tele jim root sig  :-D
2. trip kong bandmates
3. more time in the world
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Re: What else do YOU need to do to improve your tone?
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2012, 10:06:23 PM »
Si Batman bahala sa tone ko.

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