Robert Cray

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The Tone!

Jackolas

Anyone got any tips on achieving the tone Mr Cray has?

Gear

MIA SSS Strat
Hot Rod Deluxe 40Watts
RP350
(Crybaby Wah)
Anyone got any tips on achieving the tone Mr Cray has?

Gear
 
MIA SSS Strat
Hot Rod Deluxe 40Watts
RP350
(Crybaby Wah)
Posted: Jun 13, 2008 1:14 PM - Quote - Report!

djinn1973

I think that the real "trick" to getting Cray style tones is to use heavy picks, heavy gage strings (11's) and a heavy attack.
As for amp settings, I would start with the amp set clean and the tone controls set flat. Play in positions 2 and 4 and have some one adjust your amp settings till you hear some thing you like.
After you get the clean tone you like, you can aways dirty it up with a low gain over drive I like ts 808 and ts 9 style (Bad Monkey, Maxon od808, Ibanez TS9 etc) pedals for this.

As always YMMV...
I think that the real "trick" to getting Cray style tones is to use heavy picks, heavy gage strings (11's) and a heavy attack.
As for amp settings, I would start with the amp set clean and the tone controls set flat. Play in positions 2 and 4 and have some one adjust your amp settings till you hear some thing you like.
After you get the clean tone you like, you can aways dirty it up with a low gain over drive I like ts 808 and ts 9 style (Bad Monkey, Maxon od808, Ibanez TS9 etc) pedals for this.

As always YMMV...
Posted: Aug 13, 2008 4:53 AM - Quote - Report!
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