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  • Created with: Helix
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  • Song:
    Plush, Trippin On A Hole, Wicked Garden
  • Band:
    Stone Temple Pilots
  • Guitarist:
    Dean DeLeo
  • Guitar:
    Les Paul/Humbuckers
  • Date: 3/20/21
  • Downloads: 1528
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  • Comments:
    I've been chasing this forever. Dean's tone is a mix of his Vox with the Demeter TGP-3 into a VHT power amp. But that's not enough. For decades, I've assumed he was running Chorus as a fattener/sweetener, but his rig diagrams didn't make sense. He runs a stereo CE-1, but only to split the signal to the Vox/Demeter. Pete Thorn solved this the other day with his video about EVH's micro-pitch fattened post-DLR sound. It's the Dual Pitch. The key to Dean's big sound is the blanking Dual Pitch. 9 cents up and 9 cents down and the tone gets wider and chorus-y without wobble. You'll find FS11 adjusts the mix; it's never off, but the mix goes up and down. Think of Trippin On A Hole... kick FS11 on at that amazing walk-up on a G going into the chorus and you'll hear it. For Plush, leave it on (FS11 On is a higher mix setting for the Dual Pitch/Chorus) for a fuller sound, and go heel back for more Vox, to taste. Now let's talk about the amp blend - it's on EXP2. Both amps are always in the mix. The A/B split is run by EXP2, from A49 (heel down, more Vox, think Lady Picture Show) to B73 more 2204/Demeter (toe down). If you dislike riding the EXP, you can assignthe A/B to a footswitch; I'm still bouncing back and forth, as the difference is subtle, but there. More 2204/Demeter is really higher saturation as opposed to a fundamentally different tone. Staying in toe-down is most of the Dean live sound (73% Demeter, 27% Vox; adjust to taste). Because the tones on the first 3 albums vary so wildly, I aimed for Dean's live sound on the Alive In The Windy City DVD from the 2010 tour. Which isn't that different from the Rolling Rock show; this tries to straddle the line. Is it perfect Dean? Nah, but none of us have Dean's hands. Can it get the great chukka-chukka Dean uses? Yup. Let's talk about Plush for a second. For Plush, there's a Mistress Flanger set to a more chorus-y sound. But listen to Plush and it's not Chorus. It's the pitch shift plus the swirl of a Flanger. It's subtle, but it's there. If you've grabbed my other Dean presets on here, and thousands of you have, this one is better. Minimal footswitches - Dean doesn't use a lot. Throw a boost on the Vox for a little extra goose. As always, play with it. But I like this. A lot. There's an almost-Rockman quality to it with the modulated Ganymede verb. This one is much more articulate in handling Robert's dense chords as it gives the illusion of a lot of gain (the harmonics jump nicely) because of the wider signal, but it's not a muddy mess.

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