Same, and, to my surprise, when pulling up the Fender Deluxe in Helix, at stock settings, it's a little bit dirty, and if you want a clean sound, you have to dial back the gain.I really didn’t realize until the last year those older Fender amps were capable of distorting that much. I just figured “Fender = super clean with lots of headroom” because of the Twin.
Fly by Night was my warm-up song forever… These days it’s more Cowboy Song by Thin Lizzy.
Fugging love this song …It’s full on karaoke time, regardless of time or place, whenever Cowboy Song comes on.
Or Thin Lizzy in general lol
Super reverbs sound epic when you can crank them, one of my favorite sounds and I’m also typically a Marshall guy.
Funny enough I decided to make some new helix presets over the last few weeks to get out of my Marshall rut. I’ve basically used a plexi model for virtually every gig in the last two years (regardless of whether or not it was really a good choice because I’m lazy). I spent some time with the deluxe reverb preset last night and got reminded just how killer they sound when you push them. Oh how I wish I would have bought a Princeton, deluxe, super, and a bassman back when they were cheap…
Every now and then a super comes up on Craigslist and I almost buy it. One day I’m gonna pull the trigger. Completely impractical and unnecessary for me, but I’m gonna end up doing it just because I’ve wanted one for so long even though I know I don’t need it.
I’m not surprised, Super Reverbs sound killer cranked. And they seem to really like Les Pauls.
I miss mine
Interesting. What would be your first pick for the track that exemplifies this on Caress of Steel?Alex Lifeson on his amp for Caress of Steel. Which happens to be one of the tones I have chased for eons and my very favorite "Marshall tone" of all time.
REF: Guitar Player magazine June 1980
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The opening track on up..Interesting. What would be your first pick for the track that exemplifies this on Caress of Steel?
The opening track on up..