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TONE NAME: FG Prog MesaL

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Band:
    latest Dream Theater and similar
  • Guitarist:
    Petrucci'esq
  • Guitar:
    Ibanez JEM 7V
  • Tuning/Strings:
    Standard
  • Style:
    Prog Metal
  • Date: 7/8/22
  • Downloads: 586
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  • Comments:
    This is my main Stereo preset, good for Prog-Metal (indeed using Mesa Mark IV modeling ;) ). For the solo I use the free "Best IR in the World" from ML Sound Lab. For the crunch I'm using York Audio Mesa TRADITIONAL 4x12 V30 57/121 IR for a tighter sound with more tailored high ends (but you can use the free IR for a fuller sound). Designed for passive humbuckers being quite hot, to be used in 10 Stomp mode, where both Stomps and Snapshots can be controlled. two Crunch tones with different saturation levels + press Red Squeeze switch for more chug. press the "Dm" switch to go down 2 semitones. US deluxe Norm for cleans (I don't like glassy cleans that much ;) )

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