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.

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  • Ken C
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    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'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).

    Good luck.

    Greetings from Austin, TX


    Source(s): 40 years playing guitar & bass 35+ years audio and broadcast engineering
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