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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I need harmonics

Okay.... I'm currently using a Fender Deluxe 112. The amp has decent distorted sound, but of course, being a Fender, it's not exactly designed for screaming heavy metal guitar. It does, however, get quite loud, and has a pretty nice crunch to it. The problem is that harmonics on this baby are barely there. I can get natural harmonics quite a bit, but the pinched are very weak. I'm looking for a pedal to drive this thing over the top (not to replace the distortion), add a little extra gain, and make this thing scream. Any thoughts/suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 03:26 PM
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I don't want to sound condescending or anything, but have you tried picking harder when you go for the artificial harmonics? I have a DeVille 2x12, and while I generally use a massive sounding distortion pedal, I can usually get them just fine (read= not weak) even when playing clean.

I also use a Tube King, and that sounds pretty nice with the DeVille to add a crunchy boost.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-05-2003, 05:43 PM
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I use an Analog Man DS-1/Pro and I love it... you might also consider changing tubes. After I changed tubes in my Legacy head it got all squeely (in a good way )
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well.... it's kinda hard to change tubes in a solid state amp

I haven't tried an Analog Man DS-1, but I have used the stock Boss models, and didn't particularly care for those. (I also tried a few other Boss OD units at the same time)

I'm pretty sure pick attack isn't the issue. I've been able to get harmonics out of other amps, and I have pretty hard pick attack generally speaking. I'll see if I can find a Tube King to test out.
Thanks for the suggestions... any others?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2003, 03:11 AM
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It´s a little expensive, but my Mesa V1 bottle rocket worths every penny...and screams with harmonics.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2003, 03:48 AM
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Sorry, don't know enough about Fender amps to know which ones are tube and which ones are solid state. Btw, the analog man ds-1 sounds absolutely nothing like the Boss DS-1. Much more musical, but they're also much nicer infront of a tube amp. Good luck in your search. IMO, Don't spend too much on a pedal, if you have to do that, it would probably make more sense just to get a new amp.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2003, 11:09 AM
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what kind of guitar are you playing,although you have probably considered this before, this can also have a verrry large effect on your ability to produce harmonics according to what p'ups you have
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2003, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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RG520 with V7 and V8...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2003, 01:44 PM
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Ya know, I had that same axe and for some reason those pickups were not well suited to the guitar, very uninspiring, yet on my 550 the V8 is a fave !?!? go figure...

I like my TS-808 modded TS-9 tube screamer. (Ibanez)
Its a good push over the cliff when you don't have an amp that goes to 11... It sounds REALLY good alone on a clean channel too, however, I don't use mine as much now with the Triaxis tho

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