After many episodes on gear we finally asked ourselves what we as players are contributing to our tone.
Thomas Blug and Manuel Kettenring will analyze how different playing techniques and picking styles as well as different gear choices can affect your tone. Throughout the episode, we'll share examples of different sounds, always trying to find the sweet spot for tone. We'll explore how to increase your awareness to control the complete system that creates your tone: guitar, amp, and effects, as well as your playing skills.
As Thomas is and expert on traditional classic guitar tones from Clean to Classic Rock we came up with the idea to expanding the range with an extreme example of the Metal world Dimebag Darell, one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time.
Dimebag, the guitarist of the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan, was known for his extreme playing style, with a focus on fast riffs and heavy distortion.
Don't miss this episode on Dimebag Darrell and the importance of playing techniques for your tone creation!
0:00 - 4:56 - Intro - Thomas and Manuel play Pantera
4:57 - 6:44 - What happened to Manuel?
6:45 - 8:04 - Thomas little trick with magnets?
8:54 - 14:44 - So where does “tone” actually come from?
14:46 - 17:39 - Who was Dimebag Darrell
17:40 - 19:22 - Innovation, have a guidance
19:23 - 23:04 - Pick choice and technique is important.
23:05 - 27:30 - What happens if you change the pick for your style?
27:33 - 28:17 - Acoustic resonance from the guitar
30:27 - 33:14 - Thomas’s theory about Metal downtuned guitars
33:30 - 35:40 - A/B Between guitars with Pantera - Cowboys from Hell
35:56 - 43:33 - Manuel’s and Thomas’s message about tone
43:35 - 44:58 - Thomas’s video on how he gets the AC/DC tone (Plexi vs Mercury)
45:35 - 46:38 - The Storm, the replica of the famous wireless of Angus Young
46:40 - 46:38 - What about the metal world
46:40 - 55:00 - Thomas shows dynamics and picks on his Stratocaster
55:01 - 1:01:38 - The combination of all to get the right tone, and the right headspace
1:01:39 - 1:05:13 - Even transistor amps could be the right choice for you
1:06:14 - 1:09:27 - Dunlop Gator picks and more picks comparisons
1:09:35 - 1:16:30 - Question from Chat: Teambuild vs Masterbuild Fender guitars
1:16:31 - 1:23:05 - Thomas’s Gibson ES 335
1:23:06 - 1:28:36 - Reverb helps the tone under the right circumstances.
1:28:38 - 1:29:50 - FX and Modulation.
1:29:55 - 1:32:00 - Thomas wanting to do an episode about Clapton tones….but youtube….being youtube…..
1:32:03 - 1:34:30 - Maybe sometimes You have to ask not involved people how you sound to them...
1:34:40 - 1:36:31 - Thomas plays the ES 335 some more
1:36:52 - 1:37:20 - Thomas plays the Telecaster
1:39:48 - 1:43:27 - The Blugipedia and knowledge base!
1:44:00 - 1:46:16 - Fretbuzz is ok!
1:49:43 - 1:53:30 - Question from Chat:how high do you believe the strings should be on a strat to have a good warm sound and still be able to play "fast / easy". What is your optimal setting?
1:53:31 - 1:56:00 - Question from Chat: What strings brand and gauge do you prefer?
1:57:00 - 1:59:17 - Thomas got a phonecall from his hero Ray Gomez, who is he?
2:05:00 - 1:06:30 - Question from Chat: Will your IR’s be on sale?
2:13:46 - 1:17:25 - The summary of the episode
2:18:30 - 2:19:15 - Outro
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