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Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: Tropical_Disease ()
Date: September 27, 2009 23:29

First of all this isnt my work i found it on the internet... was wondering what you guitar experts would rate these settings for getting the Keith sound

Keith Richards of Rolling Stones
Gain - 4.5
Treble - 4.5
Mid - 6.5
Bass - 5.5
Reverb - 1.5

Link: [www.ultimate-guitar.com]

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: Tropical_Disease ()
Date: September 27, 2009 23:30

also what do you think of the other ones for page etc?

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: boogie69 ()
Date: September 28, 2009 00:15

It all depends on the amp. If you have the same model amp as Keith, with the same tubes and everything setup the way he does, those settings should get you there. If not, those settings don't mean shyte because every amp is different.

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Date: September 28, 2009 01:50

I am assuming Topical means to imply same settings on same type amp.
I have read that many folks here who play a little use Keith's settings.
But I don't think I have ever seen a post by someone who goes: "Holy Sh8T! I got it; I sound just like him!" In other words, IMO the amp settings mean so little.

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: skipstone ()
Date: September 28, 2009 01:55

Settings change night to night, venue to venue. Leaving it set doesn't mean you get the same sound. How Keith sets his amps? It's just that - only for that show. They can more or less have a similar setting but are probably never EXACTLY the same.

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: September 28, 2009 08:16

Hendrix settings:

Gain - 10
Treble -
Mid -
Bass - 5
Reverb -
Volume - 10


Good evening one and all we're all so glad to see you here

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: tomk ()
Date: September 28, 2009 08:52

FWIW: I met Chuch McGee (spelling?), Wood's guitar/amp tech once.
Nice guy, very friendly.
I asked him about Wood's settings on the Mesa he used.
He gave me the biggest bunch of bull I've ever heard (and I knew it).
Instead of sounding like Some Girls,ER, or Undercover, it was more like
Van Halen's first album.

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: September 28, 2009 09:45

The loudest I ever heard Keith was right in the front row and in front of him on the last night at Earl's Ct 1976 and his amp must have been turned up to 11.

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: still ill ()
Date: September 28, 2009 11:45

Did Keith use the same amps throughout US 72,winter 73 and Europe 73?

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: Father Ted ()
Date: September 28, 2009 12:30

Keith's guitar's sound very different to me between '72 and '73. There is even a substanial difference between shows on the 1972 tour.

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: still ill ()
Date: September 28, 2009 12:48

73 seems a lot heavier and chunchier to me

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: September 28, 2009 17:30

Quote
Tropical_Disease
First of all this isnt my work i found it on the internet... was wondering what you guitar experts would rate these settings for getting the Keith sound

Keith Richards of Rolling Stones
Gain - 4.5
Treble - 4.5
Mid - 6.5
Bass - 5.5
Reverb - 1.5

Link: [www.ultimate-guitar.com]

It's quite useless to ponder about the settings when the amp,the guitars, the aera or time and the venue isn't mentioned.
in '72 - '73 he was playing Ampegs SVT's they don't even have reverb.

here's a pic of Keiths settings (probably Licks tour), but hey it might have been changed right at the next moment. and.... he has four of those amps on stage plus a small Oahu (ABB tour)



Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: tomcat2006 ()
Date: September 28, 2009 19:13

Eleven

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: September 28, 2009 22:54

Quote
Tropical_Disease
also what do you think of the other ones for page etc?

Same comments. Completely depends on the amp, location, guitar. So, pretty much useless in my opinion.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009-09-28 22:55 by Koen.

Re: Keith Richards Amp settings
Posted by: wetland10 ()
Date: September 29, 2009 18:23

I don't know where those settings came from, but tonally it is all wrong. None of his amps have a "gain" for example. The concept is there in that his tone is a boosted mid and somewhat highs, but the bass is quite low in his tone. The picture above is of his amp and I've tried that. I actually use a setting of my own that is somewhat similar and it definitely is in the right ballpark. Tone is a tricky thing, amp settings have some play in it, but it is the player that sets the tone.

Wayne



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