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TONE NAME: 80s Lead&Rhythm

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Song:
    "Limelight", "Is This Love", "80s Hair Metal and Rock" Tone.
  • Band:
    Whitesnake, Rush, and countless 80s rock/metal bands
  • Guitarist:
    John Sykes and Alex Lifeson
  • Guitar:
    PRS 594 with Seymour Duncan 59/JB
  • Tuning/Strings:
  • Style:
    80s Rock and Metal
  • Date: 4/15/21
  • Downloads: 2489
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  • Comments:
    *Slightly Updated Preset* - This is an 80s Rhythm and Lead tone I came up with that I regularly use. I'm using a third party IR with it (ML Labs' MEGA-OS-121-A), so you'll either need a similar ML Lab IR or have to insert a stock Helix one. The "Smooth Solo" block is what I use for 80s solos that have a ton of Reverb and Delay. The "Drive" block is what i normally use for Rhythm or Leads where I don't want as much Reverb/Delay. The "Smooth OD" is what I use for Rhythms that I want less distortion/high end on. And the "Clean" block is just a standard clean. The pickups I use are Seymour Duncan JB/59, so I'm sure you'll have to tweak based on your guitar and setup too.

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