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Any suggestions on how to get guitar tone similar to Robben Ford's on 'Talk to your daughter" using Presonus effects?

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asked May 25, 2020 in Studio One 4 by Studio52 (160 points)
Trying to find right combination of guitar effects within Studio One 4 to mimic Robben Ford or Larry Carlton guitar tones.  A good example is Robben Ford's tone on 'Talk to your Daughter'.

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answered May 26, 2020 by aka_busker (32,890 points)
selected May 26, 2020 by Studio52
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Sounds like a guitar humbucker with high tone (possibly bridge pickup) thru something like the Tube Screamer.  Possibly a 4x12 cab (marshall at a guess), lead channel.  He maybe using a trick with high gain on the Screamer and using the volume switch/ pedal to get that distortion on the attack. Possibly a 1mm pick.  So, in Ampire, get the tube screamer and some nice reverb.  Try and get a high gain stack/amplifier and some reverb.  Remember one thing - your tone will get close but some of that tone is mixed by the engineer and some of it is the combo of pickup- distortion pedal and amp.  Amp settings - bass 2, mid 7, treble 7/8 reasonably high gain.  Caveat - I literally listened to about 2 minutes of that track.  The best suggestion is to look for a rig rundown article for Robben Ford.  I can't actually tell you the exact gear he used.  Oh, and that tone - its mostly in the hands.  With all I have said - you can try all the settings you want but you need to emulate his attack to get his tone.