This week’s show is all about how to dial in killer clean tones on AMP1! Without changing the settings on the 3-band tone controls – so that you’ll have perfect settings for your drive sounds later – Thomas shows us all the different sounds you can coax from the Clean Volume knob alone.
In combination with the Clean custom control, you can squeeze all sorts of clean tones out of AMP1, from full-bodied, warm jazzy tones to sparkling cleans – with any pickup. And, when used in combination with the Boost control, you get options for even more sparkle or drive for those hot driven cleans for country, indie or blues.
In the second half of the show, Thomas is going to delve into the sonic changes you can achieve through different strings and a decent setup. We’ll witness serious tonal improvements when pickup guru Andreas Kloppmann installs a new set of pickups and pots. Next, Thomas shows the difference when swapping out the tremolo system. Finally, our guinea pig Tokai maple Strat gets new frets and an neck edge treatment from our good friend Robert Volpatti. We’ll follow every step of the way, demonstrating the tonal effects each change has on the guitar.