help me out with this california amplifier i got?
Trying to figure out how to use this new amplifier i got. Its a small, California brand guitar. Thats pretty much all i know. Im trying to figure out the best way to tune it for sweet child o mine by guns in roses.
It looks like this.
- Ken CLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Keep in mind that the guitar you're using will have a large contribution to the overall sound, and you didn't mention what kind you have. Slash cut that track with a Les Paul copy made by a California (the state, not the brand of your amp) luthier. I believe he was using Mesa Boogies back then too.
It's a midrange heavy sound, with not a lot of bass in it. And don't dime out the gain either...it's not a super distorted tone.
That all said, don't expect your small amp to sound like a Mesa going into a 4x12 cabinet (and then mic'd multiple times in a great sounding room).
Greetings from Austin, TX
KenSource(s): 40 years playing guitar & bass 35+ years audio and broadcast engineering