- Jun 13, 2018
- Reaction score
mostly clean, regardless of guitar. or just slightly dirty clean, then it's even better.
Love that Pallo.I've been playing my Les Pauls clean with no apology for a long time now . . .
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The different pickup configurations make for different variations on my sound. I run both pickups together on each of them with nothing in between them and a Fender amp but a volume pedal, with reverb set to 4. I've loved the sound ever since.
That’s true, I would even add that I came to conclusion that probably overdriven sound of the guitar suits Blues music a lot. Maybe it’s because of the nature of the Blues music - it sounds good clean and overdriven no matter what one might personally prefer. At least to my own taste I accept overdriven sounds in Blues music, the rest I like clean nowadays.I personally think the magic happens when your amp is just beginning to break up if your guitars volume knob is all the way up. And you back it off until clean. Between adjusting your picking and the guitars volume knob I can get MOST of the guitar tones i like.
Same here. I grew up listening to a ton of rock but got into jazz/funk/hiphop as an adult, but still always wanted a Les Paul. I was always under the assumption that Les Pauls had a much deeper/thicker sound than say a Strat or Tele. I also always wanted to get one because of my upbringing of worshiping guys who played Les Pauls. When I finally got one I played the neck pickup like 85% of the time, but was surprised to see a majority of Les Paul players using the bridge pickup like 85% of the time. Totally shook my world and understanding of how a lot of my idols likely used the instrument.I'm more into jazz than rock and blues, so 99.9% of the time I'm using the bridge pup with the tone rolled back and clean as a whistle and lots of midrange on the amp. Playing P90s and mini humbuckers like that is a sweet sound.