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TONE NAME: STP Friedman

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Song:
    [Live] Interstate Love Song, Trippin on a Hole, Plush
  • Band:
    Stone Temple Pilots
  • Guitarist:
    Dean DeLeo
  • Date: 4/7/18
  • Downloads: 1630
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  • Comments:
    I've been chasing Dean's tone forever. Search my handle and you'll find a bunch. Somewhere in the Friedman I think I got something that's close to Dean's live setup with the Demeter. I also put in a FS that let's you get a Vox tone that Dean uses for some cleans live. One of the cool things about the Friedman is that it doesn't need a lot of gain to sound heavy, and I think that's the key to Dean - heavy but not so gained-out that you lose the definition of all of those great chord voicings he uses. I put a version of the PDF Mid-Boost in, and I leave it always on because I find it fattens things up nicely, though it only affects the Friedman, not the Vox. In addition to riding my volume (I made this with a PRS SC245 and if you don't use your volume knob with Helix, you're missing a lot) there's a FS labeled Drive that I use to move between cleaner tones (think the Intro to Plush, Interstate or Still Remains) and heavier stuff (Trippin on a Hole or the Plush verse and chorus). there's also a Minotaur to add a little more push to get into Down territory. Dean isn't a big effects guy - and I want to spend time playing with those, I'll repost in a few weeks with tweaks - but I added an Electric Mistress and a Tape Delay for stuff like the Intro to Army Ants. I'm monitoring through a Tech 21 Power Engine, so you might want to tweak the Drive settings a bit for your playback. But I think this is pretty damn close to his live tone. Closer than I've gotten before. Setup to be used with 8 or 10 footswitches, though you could certainly setup snapshots.

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