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    SOUND QUESTION

    got my daughter a simple beginners set up on guitar i know this is really stretching it but how do i get close to a BROWN sound with a gorilla practice amp and a standard distortion pedal. the guitar is a silvertone 3 pickup set up
    amp has tone gain etc on settings. what settings on guitar, pedal, and amp can
    get her the coolest sound. i know it sounds cheap and hope im not insulting any of you serious players just want her to commit and practice before we get more involved financialy with equip any help? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEANBEE
    got my daughter a simple beginners set up on guitar i know this is really stretching it but how do i get close to a BROWN sound with a gorilla practice amp and a standard distortion pedal. the guitar is a silvertone 3 pickup set up
    amp has tone gain etc on settings. what settings on guitar, pedal, and amp can
    get her the coolest sound. i know it sounds cheap and hope im not insulting any of you serious players just want her to commit and practice before we get more involved financialy with equip any help? thanks
    To get the brown sound on a practice amp is extreamly hard to do, even with a distortion pedal. And the 3 pickups dont help either. You might have to just play around with the gain and amp settings and might even have to get a few other pedals.
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    I'm not familiar with the gear you mentioned... but here's some suggestions to get you started. Set the guitar with everything wide open, tone & volume. Set the pickup selector to the bridge pickup only. Set the amp volume at 3 and gain at 7-8. Not sure what tone controls that amp has... But shoot for this Bass at 5, Mid at 8 and treble at 5. From there make minor adjustments on either tone or gain until your find a sound that you like. On the pedal start with the drive at 3, then just try it a various different increments until it dials in. Main idea here is just play around with the stuff until you get something that sounds cool.
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    To get the brown sound on a small amp is tough to get. I own a marshall which has excellent tone but before i bought that i owned a small amp. to get the best sound out of the amp, just turn everything on full thats what i did and i got a pretty good sound out of it. Having the three pickups probably will make it harder for the amp to sound good. i own a guitar with three single coil pickups and i'm not a big fan of single coil pickups. Humbuckers work a LOT better!(IMHO) As for the distortion pedal, they dont sound good, at least not to me. I own a distortion pedal and after using it for a while, it somewhat changed my amp sound. I dont think using a dist. pedal will help with getting the "BROWN" sound. thats just my opinion.

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    What's up with the 3 pickups comments here? The Fender Strat has been a rock standard for over 50 years. With the right tweeking you can crank out just as much balls as a guitar equipt with 1 or 2 humbuckers.
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