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TONE NAME: Mad Season Plexi

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Song:
    I Don't Know Anything, Lifeless Dead, X-Ray Mind
  • Band:
    Mad Season
  • Guitarist:
    Mike McCready
  • Style:
  • Date: 1/10/16
  • Downloads: 4453
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  • Comments:
    For anyone familiar with the side project from the early 2000's project between Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, Alice In Chains' Layne Staley and Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin, McCready gets a decidedly non-PJ sound. Playing a vintage SG and a 59 Strat through Marshalls, he's got a great 70's rock tone going with some great ambient sounds. Crisp, clear and punchy. I used a Plexi with Green and Blackbacks, the LA2A after the cabs, a solo boost and a bunch of effects. Of note is the FS that lets you go from a fairly moderate reverb to a wet one, and I took my Rotosphere package (from the Dr. Z Gossard, also on CustomTone) and added some UniVibe in, more closely mimicing the Dunlop Rotovibe pedal. NOTE: as you pull the EXP pedal back, the effect increases. Somewhat counter-intuitive, but since most of us keep the EXP in toe-down, I thought it made sense to have that be the more minimum setting. that's not hard to change if you wish, but you'll have to go through all 3 effects and reverse Min and Max. Try it -hope you find it useful.

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