Fred_C Posted January 18, 2013 Share Posted January 18, 2013 This post could be subtitled "Or do I just want something new?". For the past two days, I've chosen to practice/play with my Epi Sheraton rather than the Carvin SH550. Both instruments play exceptionally well and sound beautiful. However, I am beginning to think that the tonal character of the Epi is much closer to the creamy, smooth "burnished" tone that would constitute the "Holy Grail" for me. Pretty much, I only play Jazz standards in Chord Melody style and Blues (still kinda' jazzy and uptown sounding). Truthfully, the tone of the Carvin, while articulate and well defined is a little forward and agressive in comparison to the Epi. Also, the Carvin fretboard is somewhat narrow for Chord Melody. Someone told me that a compression pedal would go a long way in solving my tone concerns. I am also aware of a company that makes a pedal that is designed to address this tone problem directly. STELLARTONE MICRO PEDAL JAZZ The Micro Pedal ($129 street) is an outboard version of Stellartones ToneStyler tone pot replacement. You dont have to modify a vintage instrument, and you can apply the 16 different EQ contours to any guitar with passive pickups. This is the Jazz version, so its voiced lower and woolier than the original, but could be perfect for burnished jazz tones or for taming a bright Tele or Strat. stellartone.com. Matt Blackett This is going to require some thought. Any observations you guys might have would be appreciated If you play cool, you are cool. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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