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TONE NAME: Open Your Eyes

  • Created with: PODxt Live
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Open Your Eyes
  • Band:
    Alter Bridge
  • Guitarist:
    Mark Tremonti
  • Amp:
    MS-Deity Lead
  • Pickup / Position:
    Humbucker / Bridge
  • Style:
    Metal Shred
  • Date: 11/29/08
  • Downloads: 718
  • Addons: stomp Metal Shop Pack Metal Shop Pack

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  • Comments:
    Use this tone for the intro, chorus solo. This tone uses the modelled Diezel VH-4 which Mark uses in the studio with the live settings dialled in he uses on his Mesa Engineering Triple Rectofier. This is atop the 4x12 Treadplate cab as Mark favours Mesa Engineering cabs for studio live. A.I.R. uses the 67 condenser at 50 to let the cab breathe get a full range tone. The 4x12 Treadplate has a tendancy to slightly muddy the sound. A brighter fuller tone has been cajolled from the cab by using the modeled Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer stomp box colour fullness is produced by adding the sine chorus. For the solo, activate the Wah which uses the chrome model. Finally, compression noise gate keeps this beast under control while Digital Delay subtley provides a little extra layer to the tone with the high end being tweaked on the EQ. Go to www.mark tremonti.net as a good reference for his gear.

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