Tonight i uploaded a nice preset i made to play Losfer words from Iron Maiden.
In the beginning i made some test with the british models, but then i jump back to my classic tools:
I choose my Tube Screamer "blues boost" setting on the OVERDRIVE stomp to feed a 7.5 of gain of the bassman. Put a lot of mids, a decent treble quantity of treble and a generous "almost 6" of bass.
Open up a bit with some presences and the most its done.
I did not double it delay or pitch shifter, that was rich enough.
But the lesson i learn today was somewhere else.
For the first time i made an use of the guitar volume in an overdriven environement.
I rolled the volume back a bit to find the right drive and response to my picking. I needed to pick the strings hard without mudding the chords and this was the right solution. The Mustang is very responsive to guitar volume and different picking and this is a lot of fun, but you need to manage it correctly to sound best.
Maybe this could be done in other way: stomp box level or amp gain, but i choose the guitar volume and it tooks me where i want.
The other thing is reverb. I tried the Hall reverbs but everything gets a bit muddy so i got back to the beloved spring models and with the good amount i got the feeling i wanted.
The preset, with my Ibanez SZ, is a close match but with some difference , a little bit more modern sounding (a 5% :) ) and a little bit thick&grind just the way i like it!
Here is the link to download the preset:
And this is a screenshot:
Enjoy and up the Irons!