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    Guess how Andy Timmons achieve the Tone on Resolution

    Recently I took advantage of a "promo" for the Andy Timmons Guitar XPerience website where he plays and dissects some of his songs. Going through Deliver Us that is one of my Fav Timmons tunes and why I go after the Promo I got surprised when he started talking how they achieved the Tone for that song that also become the Template for the entire Resolution Album.

    I wont share the video for obvious reasons but I can share the info





    Andy wanted a single guitar track on the Album, no double's or keyboards to fill in the empty space, the guitar needed to be the only guitar and also the "vocals". He used his Prototype Ibby that is shown on the screens (Mahogany Body, Rosewood fretboard) and then comes the interesting part. All Gain was driven by a Pedal.

    Distortion was achieved using an old Tube Works 3 Knob Tube Driver





    Feed into 2 Maestro Echoplex EP-3 Solid State using a Framptone AB Box but on this song it was between a Maestro and Fulltone Tube Tape Echo. He was not 100% sure







    Then going into two Marshalls, a 68 Plexi and a 78 or 79 JMP fully Loud but on Cleans, he preferred the Clean sounding Amps and all the gain only from the Pedal.








    The feeding everything into two Mesa Cabs, 1 probably a 4x12 Oversized Cab with Celestion 30W Vintage speakers and a couple of 2x12 with Vintage 30s as well.






    Another interesting part is during the first rough Mix demos shown to Andy and because of the Tone chase the guitar was Louder on purpose so Andy could hear all the nuances clearly and if he was satisfied with it, but he got used to hearing the guitar really Loud and that translated into the Album as well. Hope you guys enjoy the info and now go listen to Andy
















    #2
    The three-knob Tube Driver is a great pedal.

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      #3
      And now he's basically using his JHS sig pedal into a Mesa Lonestar, I think. He's got a few other pedals on his board, but I think that's the core.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Leon View Post
        And now he's basically using his JHS sig pedal into a Mesa Lonestar, I think. He's got a few other pedals on his board, but I think that's the core.
        I think I already read that he is not using it anymore... but I'm not sure and cant find that info now.

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          #5
          Yeah, he's always favored some sort of pedal for the bulk of his gain sound, but when you're running a distortion into an old Marshall running pretty loud, I'd sort of argue the amp is providing at least some gain and compression by that part. I actually thought it was his signature pedal on this album, too, but it certainly could have been a Tube Driver, I suppose.

          Killer guitar tone, though. Am I remembering wrong that he reamped it through a couple different rigs, running together, to add some thickness?

          Crazy thing, of course, is Timmons manages to get that tone out of pretty much everything - his Mark V-25 demos, where he was running straight into the amp, still sounds exactly like him.

          Originally posted by Leon View Post
          And now he's basically using his JHS sig pedal into a Mesa Lonestar, I think. He's got a few other pedals on his board, but I think that's the core.
          If I remember right, his full rig was running his signature OD into a Stiletto for his gain sound, but switching from that to a Lone Star for his clean. Which reminds me how stunning the clean tone on that amp is all over again.

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            #6
            He hasn't used the Stiletto for a while. I think it was a brief thing... he seemed to dig on it, but due to limited quantities, and it not being a production amp anymore, he's just using his pedalboard and Lonestars for live shows. Recording in his home, I'm sure all bets are off!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Leon View Post
              He hasn't used the Stiletto for a while. I think it was a brief thing... he seemed to dig on it, but due to limited quantities, and it not being a production amp anymore, he's just using his pedalboard and Lonestars for live shows. Recording in his home, I'm sure all bets are off!
              This was probably around the time that we're talking his touring rig from Resolution, so yeah, you're probably right, especially now that it's out of production. I definitely remember being a little surprised he didn't either 1) use the Lone Star for everything, since it sounded amazing, or 2) use the Stiletto for his clean sound as well, since that was my favorite channel on the amp.

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                #8
                Yeah, it's a shame the Stiletto didn't take off more than it did... it's an excellent box of Marshall in a Mesa package.

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                  #9
                  And yeah, the last time I saw Timmons was several years ago, it was his pedalboard and Lonestars...
                  10/14/16 DETROIT, MI THE TOKEN LOUNGE UNITED STATES
                  with Travis Larson Band
                  https://www.andytimmons.com/show-archive/



                  edit: interesting... the table copy/pasted in.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Leon View Post
                    Yeah, it's a shame the Stiletto didn't take off more than it did... it's an excellent box of Marshall in a Mesa package.
                    That's probably why I hated the gain channel.

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                      From what I recall from years ago, someone who knows these circuits more than I do mentioned that they're basically direct copies of the JCM800, 2203, etc circuits, between the channels and switches and such.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Leon View Post
                        edit: interesting... the table copy/pasted in.
                        Everyone name drops me when shit doesn't work but nobody mentions me when I make cool shit happen.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Chris View Post

                          Everyone name drops me when shit doesn't work but nobody mentions me when I make cool shit happen.
                          You have to admit, Drew is getting pretty good at this stuff!

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