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#1 2013-02-14 18:14:00

Baldguitardude
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Weird Sonic Stuff

After 30 years of trying I finally have my electric tone dialed in. I'm playing through my Deville 4x10, turned up to about 8 with a power soak in the effects loop. For effects I'm using nothin' but a Fulltone Plimsoul (Best distortion pedal ever, IMO). I have another gain booster and some effects downstream that are turned off 90% of the time (you know how that goes).

My main guitar uses Lace Sensors, so I just crank the plimsoul and roll off volume for my clean sounds. It works really well and sounds pretty darned good.

However lately I've been experiencing a weird artifact that sounds and feels a lot like a wolf tone, which is weird for an electric instrument. Playing in low (or open) position I get a ton of sympathetic ringing and resonance around open Gb (I tune down 1/2 step). It's been really bugging me. I thought re-tubing would help so I did that. No help. New batteries in all my pedals? No help. When it rings it rings LOUD and it distracts the hell out of me.

Weirdest of all, I'm listening to a rehearsal from last night and I can't find the sound ANYWHERE.

Questions:
1. Am I crazy?
2. Has this happened to you?
3. If "no" to 1 and "yes" to two, is the problem that I drank too much or did not drink enough before rehearsal?

Thanks all.

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#2 2013-02-14 20:13:14

jerome.oneil
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Re: Weird Sonic Stuff

1. Yes.  smile

If it is genuine sympathetic ringing, then the only two places it could be coming from are the guitar or the amp, as those are the only two parts of your signal chain generating waveforms in the air.   Do you get the ringing if you relocate the guitar relative to the amp?


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#3 2013-02-14 21:31:06

Baldguitardude
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Re: Weird Sonic Stuff

I haven't but I have tried muting my g string and that does not seem to help. which means #1 is probably accurate.

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#4 2013-02-14 23:29:38

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Re: Weird Sonic Stuff

Yeah, then that's just weird.  Try getting your vote in for drunk, and see if that helps.


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#5 2013-02-15 21:09:18

Baldguitardude
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Re: Weird Sonic Stuff

Found it in the recording! It sounds like an artifact of my reverb coil.....?

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#6 2013-02-15 23:56:18

jerome.oneil
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Re: Weird Sonic Stuff

Is it a spring reverb?  I can see that having it's own sympathetic harmonics, too.

I'd still test drunk, just to be sure.


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#7 2013-02-28 15:39:12

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Re: Weird Sonic Stuff

Ofcourse it's weird, that's the only viable explanation possible.


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#8 2013-02-28 20:14:54

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thanks for joining us xvircanes, welcome to chordie.

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#9 2013-04-26 11:58:42

Michal James
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Re: Weird Sonic Stuff

Whole discussion about Weird Sonic Stuff is good to know about opinions of other observers.

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