Happy weekend, guys -
So I'm sitting here in my office, Strat plugged into the my Fender Hot Rod DeVille -
I'm trying to figure out tone - what I'm looking for is Gov't Mule meets Indigenous but I would settle for rolling off the "bang" I get from my pick attack and a smooth, greasy sustain.
I'm not using any pedals- yet - the ones I have are a Keeley compressor and a Big Muff Pi. Do I need an overdrive?
I did some research and everyone seems to have a different take on it - delay, overdrive, reverb, etc. or no delay, no overdrive, etc.
I'm just tinkering so it's no big drama, but any thoughts on this would help.
The guitar is a Fender American Special with Texas Specials.
Thank you -
First thing to do with the Hotrod is to forget it has a gain channel. Use it as a pedal platform, and find a pedal that works for the tone you're going for.