Get The Tone
When beefing up the guitar to sound big in a power trio go for a thick, middle frequency orientated overdrive. The guitar will actually sound bigger with less distortion ( think SRV or Jimi Hendix). Effects like delay and modulation can help create a stereo picture with more depth. The examples on this month’s CD were recorded with a James Tyler SE guitar and this was plugged into a Marshall 6100 Anniversary amplifier. The ideas in this article can be played on any type of guitar. All of the pickup selections and effects are notated alongside the relevant examples.