Using different guitars

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  1. loremipsum

    loremipsum Well-Known Member

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    What's your approach to dealing with different guitars? Do you set corresponding patches for each one? Do you activate/deactivate certain blocks when changing guitars?
     
  2. Trond

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    This is something I would like to know also:)
     
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    drop the sun Well-Known Member

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    I just plug and play. I like, that different pickups/guitars change the preset tone. To me, that is the way it should be. Otherwise i should just setup all my guitars the same.
     
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    I have wondered this as well, as the AF sounds completely different with different guitars, and I really don't want to have multiple sets of patches for my 3 guitars (Fender Strat, Les PAul, and ES-335), especially with the horrible patch management features lacking.

    I wish the AF had some type of hi and lo input setting as many amps and modelers have - I think that is part ofthe problem. My Les PAul sounds pretty bad through it and I am too lazy to retweak all my patches from my Strat settings.

    I know just the same with real amps, some slight tweaking between guitars could be expected, but it seems the differences are drastic on the AF.
     
  5. loremipsum

    loremipsum Well-Known Member

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    The fact that AmpliFIRE is very sensitive to input signal characteristics (pickup output level, voicing etc) should be a good thing though.
     
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    ive created duplicates of all my patches and adjusted the gains to suit. one set of patches is for a humbucker guitar and the other bunch for strat-type output. some may need a little eq to match the difference between guitars.
    does mean any tweaks that i do sometimes need to be done on two patches.
    with 128 presets its not as if we're short of storage space. i cant imagine many players using more than 50 presets.
    maybe a global input gain setting might appear in a future fw?
     
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    Well boys, I have a Prs custom 24, an American Standard Strato, an Epiphone Casino, a Telecaster Nashville and a PacĂ­fica 612 vii.......and i am really pleased that with every guitar every preset sounds in a different way. That's the way it should be. Obviously, I don't mind play a vintage Strato through a Friedman HBE...Or my Prs humbuckers on an AC30 for a cleany chimy tone....
     
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    Ziggybumwah Well-Known Member

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    It's fun to see how different guitars/ pickups sound on different amps. Lately Teles on Plexis have been my go-to.
     
  9. YUNoAmplifi

    YUNoAmplifi Well-Known Member

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    Y'all have too many geetars
     
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    One set of presets for all guitars. One thing I do to compensate for low output on a single coil or split humbucker is to use one of the EQ blocks set to gain at the start of the chain for increasing the input level a little similar to a clean boost.. This helps to keep volume levels close. I trigger it with an IA switch on my MIDI controller when splitting a pickup unless I want to stay back in the mix.
     
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    You'd have the same problem with a real amp too!

    What's the point of having different guitars if you adjust the tone so they all sound the same right? :D

    That said, I have setup patches for specific guitars for live purposes - some of my guitars have lower output pickups so might need to boost the gain a little or back the noise gate off..but other than that I like to work with the guitar difference and embrace the sonic differences with those guitars.
     
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    That is a good idea.

    It seems like most of the consensus is just maybe adjusting the gain for the input variances and not having to re -Eq much, if at all. I do not want all my guitars to sound the same, but I do see a huge difference in the tone from my Les Paul vs my Strat and unfortunately had originally set up all my patches for my strat, and when I plugged in my LP recently, did not like what I heard LOL. I think I am becoming more of a strat guy anyways in my old age.
     
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    I have a Soul Food before the Amplifire which is almost always on when playing with my lower output Tele.

    When switching to a higher output humbucker guitar I turn the Soul Food off.

    But the gain EQ block is a great idea!
     
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    I have setting for humbuckers and then settings that are adjusted for single coils. Since singles tend to be weaker I have the volume adjusted to account for that and also change some of the tone controls slightly. If I was using a tube rig then so be it. With a modeler it makes sense to take advantage of the versatility and not just settle.
     
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