Some amp settings for Mesa amplifiers using the Triple Rectifier amp model.
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One of the topics that got us started, amp settings have been a big part of our content library for a long time. Here are some of our readers favorites over the years.
Korn Amp Settings and Suggestions (Mesa Example)
A couple suggestions for Korn amp settings, focusing on the guitar tone from James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch.
Stevie Ray Vaughan Amp Settings and Suggestions (examples)
A quick look at Stevie Ray Vaughan's dials and amp settings for both his clean and distorted tone in a bluesy style.
Metallica Amp Settings
Looking at Metallica amp settings and dial best practices with whatever gear you might be using, focusing on James Hetfield's sound.
Jim Root Amp Settings for Slipknot and Stone Sour
A look at actual Jim Root amp settings based on his rig setup from recent years with Slipknot and Stone Sour.
Line 6 Helix Blues Setup: A Blues Guitarists Guide
Leigh Fuge takes us through the Line 6 Helix effects processor and illustrates how to dial in several different blues tones through a variety of gain levels. Patch download links are also provided.
Steve Vai Amp Settings
Looking at Steve Vai's guitar rig and the amp settings he uses for both a clean and dirty tone for live performances and his studio albums.
An Abridged Graphical Introduction to Guitar Volume in your Pedals and Amplifier
An article providing a graphical explanation of guitar volume and how it behaves through your guitar, pedals and amplifier.
The Difference Between Gain and Volume Explained
How to understand the difference between gain and volume in the context of your electric guitar and amplifier setup.
70 Practical Ways to Improve Guitar Tone
We look at guitar tone from every angle in the book, covering ways to improve via the gear we use, how we use it and (most importantly) how we play it.