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Rock Setup #4: Tele and 20W British Combo

 

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Here's a classic rock setup that uses the thin rasp of a tele style guitar through a 20 watt British tube amp with EL84 tubes. There's the slight boost of a gain pedal used but there's little to no gain turned up. The pedal simply boosts the tone just slightly.

Notice the setup is simple. That's the key to getting that rootsy, gritty, nasty rock tone. This simplicity eliminates hum and signal oversaturation so that there's nothing left but pure rock tone.