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TONE NAME: LA Metal Mick

  • Created with: POD HD500
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Girls, Girls, Girls; Talk Dirty To Me
  • Band:
    Motley Crue, Poison
  • Guitarist:
    Mick Mars, CC DeVille
  • Amp:
    Brit P-75
  • Style:
    80's Metal
  • Date: 2/26/11
  • Downloads: 5344
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  • Comments:
    I use this as a generic 80's Metal tone. Hair band purists will find it doesn't nail any one specific tone, but it does cover a wide variety. Use it for live covers of Motley or Poison or Warrant. I based it on CC's "Talk Dirty" tone and Mick Mars' "Girls" sound. You'll find a Screamer for solo boost at FS1, Phaser at FS2 and Flanger at FS3 -you can even knock out some DLR-era VH with these. Another choice is to pick which one you'll use least and sub it out for a longer delay to trigger at FS1 for a more "LA" solo. Your call.

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