I've been an acoustic guitar player for many years but I'm considering picking up an American Deluxe Telecaster and learning some electric licks. When using this with the L1 classic, is it possible to go straight in to the presets? I've read a bunch of posts about XTs, boxes, Boogies, etc. and I'm a little baffled.
You can use the Electric Guitar Presets straight in and for me this sounds great if you are looking for "clean".
When I am playing with an acoustic ensemble - that is, the others are playing acoustic instruments lightly amplified, then if I am playing electric guitar, I'll probably go straight into the L1® (or T1® ). This provides no tube tone or distortion, but I find that it is just beautiful to my ear.
I haven't tried this with a Tele, so I can't tell you what to expect there. But I've heard or played these straight in: Paul Reed Smith, Strat, Les Paul, and a bunch of Jazzers. It was wonderful.
From the other side of the fence, I also like to use a nice tube preamp or processor like the POD XTLive. It all depends on what the music demands.
Is there anything I can try or add for you?
There *is* a preset for a Fender Telecaster. Cliff did a really nice job with the other Electric Guitar Presets so this is probably a winner too.
Absolutely! With qualifications, of course!
I've played a '73 Tele, cabled directly into an L1 classic, using both the ver.1 & ver 2 presets for Telecaster, and 12' Guitar Spkr. The sound was exactly like a Tele into a Fender amp set for clean sound (only everywhere since it was through the L1), with the 12in Spkr setting adding a little, not much, 'edge'. With that said....
If you want to get any type of distortion, bluesy tone, or anything other than a clean Tele sound, you will need one of the many options discussed elsewhere. My personal favorite is a small low-power or attenuated-output tube amp, miked and run through the L1. Heavenly electric bliss
I'm currently running a L1-2 and T1 for my electrics and I love my Damage Control "Liquid Blues" pedal. It's a very versatile unit with excellent sound, imho. I think it would be worth checking out. You can get a great clean sound and dial in various degrees of "edge" if desired with it.
All the best...
Thanks for the replies. Voxta, in addition to blues (which I love) one thing I'm interested in is simulating that swampy guitar sound John Fogerty got with Creedence. Would the Liquid Blues offer anything like that? I'm not a purist, just want to get into the ballpark.
Hey Captbanjo....I run thru a Digitech GNX3000. I'm sure that it's comparable to similar units out there. We play several CCR songs and I have created and/or modified some of the presets accordingly. By using the amp modeling and matching speaker cabinet simulation, I'm able to go between the cleaner sounding Bad Moon Rising to the mud of Green River with a foot tap. There are also several distortion box choices to select from for the lead breaks.
Here's a site that may help you with CCR info...
Well, as far as getting that Fogerty sound, the only thing I can say is that I do a version of "Green River" with the Liquid Blues and imho, it sounds really good! I just reach down and turn the "Clarify" control knob to the right and the edge is pretty much gone, leaving a nice clear tone.
I do remember reading a review on this unit before I bought one, and even though they thought that the distortion aspect of it was pretty good, they REALLY liked the compressor what it did for the clean sound of a guitar.
I also recall one or two of the Bose gentlemen liked the Damage Control units too.
Hope that helps somewhat !
Hey John, got a fairly new American Deluxe Telecaster off of eBay for only 900 bucks. Should get it next week if my wife doesn't evict me for buying it. Quick question: I checked out the Liquid Blues and I think it would be better suited for me than the Womanizer. On the Damage Control site, I saw another pedal called Glass Nexus that has some cool effects I'd like to add (like 'Spring' for that surf sound on Pipeline...). Would that simply be chained in after the Liquid Blues? Thanks.
Congrats on the Fender Tele, Capt ! I had one for awhile, and liked it alot. It had a fine neck and sounded darn good. Then I went Reverend Buckshot for a little chime with the Revtron neck pickup and Tele sound with the bridge, plus one of the best necks I've ever handled. Best of all worlds. .. sorry I digress .. but to answer your question about the Glass Nexus....
I have heard some great things about that effects pedal, and yes, I would think it would in the chain right after the Liquid Blues. One of the "-at-Bose" gentlemen that get on the forum (sorry can't remember who) was really impressed with the "Nexus". I would probably look into one, but they are fairly expensive, and as I have the T-1, that suits me for what effects I need. But possibly for a quick switchable special effect that you really like, the Nexus may be something to look at for sure!
Oh, and a final comment, I had both the WMZ'r and the Liquid Blues, and liked the Liquid Blues better as it seemed to clean up much better with just a quick twist of that CLARIFY knob.
Hope this helps...
Sorry for stepping into this thread late - I've been off-line for a bit lately.
I'm using both a tele and a Rickenbacker 360/12 into an L1. IMHO, Straight in using the presets is too clean for most music, not even twangy country. I always use some kind of guitar processor, my preference being a Vox Tonelab LE.
I suggest that once you get your tele, take the entire rig to your local well stocked music store and try a bunch of different modelers until you find the one that get's that tone you are looking for.
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