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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 07:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the POD ST PRO (not the big rack mounted one) but the regular one

Can anyone help me with settings or whatnot to get a Brian May tone? there is a Bo Rhap setting on there which sounds like the Deaky amp however im thinking more of an AC30 over driven sound, can anyone help with settings for the guitar (Brian May Red Special pickup options) and POD settings for different Brian sounds (ie different songs etc) im looking for a decent tie your mother down (magic tour era) tone

can anyone help??

Kev x


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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kev,

What guitar and Amp are you using ?

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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May Special (the one that used to be made by Burns but now isnt) hehe

amp? erm...i havent got around to using an amp yet :-$ im just using the POD and headphones :-$

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Posted: 25 Apr 05, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Valvetronix Tonelab is better for getting the Brian May sound in the realm of simulation, I think. But ask over at brianmayworld.com - they're sure to know something that will give you a nice Brian May tone from your Line6.

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Posted: 12 May 05, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Kev!

Sorry, I missed this one earlier on.

Great, I use the Line 6 Spider Stereo amp and loving it! ;-)

I know that Pod does a lot of different things to your sound, but maybe this can be of any help.
Though it may depend on the guitar you use and your own taste, these are my settings for a May-ish sound, playing at 'living-room' volume ;-) (on an Ibanez):

The distortion on 'Insane' and turn it up to 10
Add a little bit of chorus
Add a little bit of delay (use the 'ping-pong'-one for a wider effect - if you are getting a stereo output, that is...)
Bass to around 5
Treble to around 7
Mid to around 9
Channel volume half way
Reverb to whatever you like, but I prefer around 4-ish

These are just basics. And again this is what sounds right on my set-up (not a pod but the amp and not a BM guitar but Ibanez). Hope it helps. You don't need any other effects. These settings sound most like BM's late-70's rhythm sound (example: these settings are pretty close to what Brian did on WWRY fast/Entertain you and stuff on Live Killers) and his Back To The Light-sound for solo's.

Also usefull for TYMD - though these settings are a bit 'warmer' and fuller then the Wembley 86 sound.

Cheers, dear! ;-)

p.s.: be carefull with volume: this might sound pretty nasty on headphones!! In general the sound through headphones is not very nice to listen to - beware that the sounds straight out of an amp will be considerably different!

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Posted: 12 May 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanx jeroen, great stuff! Also use LINE 6 POD. Will try it later today :) (on Flying V)

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Posted: 12 May 05, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Fenderek!!! ;-)

Cool! Don't you just looove Line 6?
I'm realy very happy with that amp!

Hope these settings work for the pod too... Let me know?@!

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Posted: 18 May 05, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys,

was wondering if this was of any good to you?! ;-)


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Posted: 18 May 05, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone use a SansAmp?
I've been trying to get a passable Brian May type tone. Suggestions?

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Posted: 19 May 05, 03:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jeroen- hey, it sounds fine, I only tried it yesterday, sounds pretty cool; like it.
Sadly my skills aren't good enough to use it properly :)

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Posted: 20 May 05, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yesterday finally tried it without headphones (before played only with them). Sounds really good! I started palying with changing amps and adding delays and basically tinkering with the INSANE thing and came up with some wonderful stuff. GREAT! I have to say- I have never used this one before! What was wrong with me...? :) I'm sure I'll be using it regularly now :)


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Posted: 08 Jun 05, 05:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Fenderek,

Glad you like my setting ;-)
Yeah, it took me a while to realy get into the 'insane' thing too... But with the right settings it doesn't sound as 'insane' as the name makes you expect ;-)

Any updates on your plans for Cologne???

Cheers!