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Ideal way to get crisp, believable distorted guitar tone with VSTs?

 
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liveandletdie

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1 Posted on 10/07/2014 at 09:17:33Direct link to this post
I've recently moved back in with my family and thus cannot mic my guitar cab to record. While I have some experience with VSTs, I could never get a distorted guitar sound with a full low end that sounded like a real, hard rock guitar. Are there any tricks to try out or any go-to plugins around that can make getting such a sound possible? thanks.

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2 Posted on 10/08/2014 at 06:36:05Direct link to this post
I often use Le Pou's plugins. They have spectacular free plugins. I downloaded these cab and head sims and have been very pleased with the sound quality, especially with the LE456

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3 Posted on 10/09/2014 at 00:13:13Direct link to this post
Hi liveandletdie,

I was really surprised by the Yamaha THR10. It's a desktop modeling amp, it's awesome. I think there's 2 other models as well, but the THR10 is the most versatile one. Check it out.

Hope this helps.
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4 Posted on 10/09/2014 at 00:15:12Direct link to this post
By the way, you could also build an guitar amp isolation box. Take a look at this video.

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5 Posted on 10/09/2014 at 01:00:17Direct link to this post
Quote from Torsten Borg:
I was really surprised by the Yamaha THR10. It's a desktop modeling amp, it's awesome. I think there's 2 other models as well, but the THR10 is the most versatile one.


That's not a bad amp for how small it is, but unless you have distortion pedals, there's no way you can get a good enough crunch unless gain and master volume is 10, which defeats the purpose if you're living w your parents. But it's certainly a nice sounding practice amp
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