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Black Goop Session #3 OD + Boost

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With the Dumble style amps there are three types of sound I personally really like. Clean, overdrive and overdrive with boost.

This sound is the OD + boost type.

Below is a quick take over a backing track I wrote for your reference.

   
Rigs: MN BlkGoop3 BEB BHB2
Date posted: 2016-03-28
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Black Goop Session #3 OD

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This sound is, to me, the epitome of what a Dumble can do. Fat and chewy while at the same time dynamic and delicate to the touch. I encourage you to use an expression pedal assigned to volume before the amp. That way the profile acts almost like a remote gain control. The profile cleans up really well.

The tune below was actually written during the profiling session so the profile was made to fit this tune.


   
Rigs: MN BlkGoop3 BE BHB2
Date posted: 2016-03-28
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Black Goop Session #3 Clean Sound

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This is a clean profile I made for playing smotth jazz style with my setneck humbucker guitars. To make this profile work you need to roll off quite a bit of treble on your guitar.

Below is a tune I wrote with this sound in mind.

   
Rigs: MN BlkGoop3 Cln JC2
Date posted: 2016-03-28
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LA 80 style lead sound

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When tweaking the LA 80s Clean Rack sound, I also wanted to have a Steve Lukather style lead sound. Something like the sound he used on "I'll Be Over You". Very smooth and sweet. I knew he had a SOldano amp back then so I started with an old Soldano profile from the KPA preproduction library and teakwed it tuntill I felt comfortable with it.

When I posted the clean sound on the net I got a number of requests for a sound like this so here it is.

Here is a tune I wrote using this lead sound. The clean Trichorus style rack sound is also heard all over this tune.


   
Rigs: MN BW Pain of a Farewell
Date posted: 2014-06-12
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LA 80s Clean Rack Sound

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I have posted a version of this sound before, but if you want a somewhat fatter and punchier version of the "schmoo" sounds of the golden rack years you can try this one.

For sound samples you can watch and listen to my tutorial how I built this sound on Youtube.

http://youtu.be/Y9QnxsBuvzg

   
Rigs:

MN LA 80s Clean Rack

Date posted: 2014-0509
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Black Goop II Session for Strats and Teles

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These files are from the Black Goop Sessions 2 and tweaked for use with strat style guitars with 3 single coil pickups and a few for Telecasters. Since then I've found good use for them with other guitars as well so go ahead and try what you like.

For your convenience I have put all profiles for one guitar type in a compressed folder so you'll get everything collected and nice.

Black Goop 2 S were profiled and set up for strat style guitars with a rosewood fretboard.

Black Goop 2 SM was done with a maple board strat style guitar.

Black Goop 2 Tele profiles were set up using Telecasters.

   
Rigs:

Black Goop 2 S

Black Goop 2 SM

Black Goop 2 Tele

Date posted: 2013-08-25
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Black Goop II Session Tele Blues

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When arranging for the Back Goop II session I knew I wanted to focus on sounds for use with single coil guitars. One of my favourite blues players use a 60s Telecaster (with a rosewood board) a lot so as I know a guy who owns a great rosewood board Tele I borrowed that to set up a sound I liked before I started profiling.

This T1 Blues rig is the result. Please note that the sound clip below was recorded after I had returned the rosewood board Tele so I used a fairly new Fender American Series Ash Tele that doesn't sound anywhere near as powerful and good as the original Tele. But hopefully it gives you an idea of what to expect.


   
Rigs: MN Black Goop T1 Blues
Date posted: 2013-05-05
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The Geraldo Challenge: Nile Rogers, Doobie Brothers and Geraldo

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Just when I was done tweaking the profile of the Van Weelden for Geraldo, my German fellow KPA owner below, I read another of his posts where he wrote he needed some clean sounds.

Now, I love clean sounds and I love a challenge. So seeing he was happy with the Van Weelden rig I posted and I had some time during my day off I decided to give this a go.

First he mentioned Nile Rogers so I choose Super Reverb I love for cleans and put a compressor in front. This works extremely well for Chick covers with my Tyler SE HD with JTS2550 single coils.

Secondly he mentioned Long Train Running with the Doobie Brothers. I've seen this tune done on video a few times where they used different guitars Les Pauls and 335s. Then anoother KPA owner said he'd seen it done with a P90 equipped Les Paul. The challenge here is that Geraldo only uses strat derivatives. So I choose a Bassman profile with accentuated mids and rounded off the top end a bit. This sound very appropriate with my Tyler using the middle pickup.

Finally Geraldo wanted a sound he had in an older multi fx processor. A very clean sound that on the tune he referred to, sounded almost like it was recorded direct to mixer without a speaker. This was quite common during the 80s and 90s and I've done that a few time myself. So here I choose my popular Trichorus rig and turned off the Cabinet and adjusted the eq to fit Geraldo's tune. In case you want more punch to the sound, activate the boost in Stomp B. If you want more chorus wobble, turn on Stomp C.

I made these rigs with my guitars and my hands so you may need to adjust some parameters to your taste depending how you play and what guitars you use.

 

Rigs:

MN 65 Le Freak

MN BM R&B Rhythm

MN Bright Light

 

Date posted: 2013-05-01
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MN Van Weelden Twinkleland, Joe Bonamassa "Stop!"

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I got a question from a fellow KPA owner in Munich, Germany, if I had profiled a Van Weelden. He was trying to get a sound like Joe Bonamassa.

I did have a profile of a Twinkleland from the Fenix Sessions but even though I thought it sounded good, I wasn't quite sure what kind of musical context it would fit. So I asked if the other KPA owner could point me to a few Bonamassa clips. He did and there was a Bonamassa tune called Stop! on Youtube that I liked so I got to work on the profile. I wanted the rig to be able to get all the sound in the song so here it is.

I used my PRS McCarty with 57/08 pickups and an Edwards 335-clone to tweak the profile.

1. The almost clean sounds you get with the profile as it is when you select it. You may have to adjust the gain or the volume at your guitar if you have hotter pickups.

2. The first solo tone I get with the boost in Stomp B acitvated and the tone rolled off a bit.

3. For those of you who don't want to use your guitar tone control you can try the Graphich EQ in Stomp 4 as I programmed it to sound almost exactly like it sounded with my tone rolled off a bit as in point 2 above. That may or may not work better for you. Just a friendly option I thought I could provide.

4. The 335 sound is both pickups on and all stomps off.

5. The more powerful lead sound at the end I get with the boost in Stomp B plus the Green Screamer in Stomp C with a bit of tone rolled off on the guitar. Another option would be Stomp B + Stomp D. For the wah part at the end a put a standard Cry Baby in Stomp A.

I have no idea if this will work for anyone but I'm now actually enjoying this profile.

Rig: MN VW Bonamassa Stop
Date posted: 2013-04-30
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MN Trichorus 5

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For some time I have been trying to get the sound of the legendary Trichorus unit as used by Michael Landau in the 80's. But I have always come up short. Until I got the KPA. I thought that with the possibilities in the KPA I should be able to get close to that sound. After some work and listening to a a clip of Michael Landau on Youtube I'm close enough to be happy with the result. Happy enough that I'm not going hunting for an original. This sound works in the context of the tunes I'm planning on using it with.

I have found out that the sound of this rig isvery dependent on the guitar you use. In this tune I used a Tyler Classic with maple board and Hot Lauras 5. When I tried a Tyler SE HD with rosewood board and JTS2500 singles I had to dial in the eq somewhat different. So when you get this KPA Rig you need to keep this in mind.

I also read comments on the wobblyness of the original Trichorus. I have included a chorus in stomp slot 3 that I use to get a certain degree of wobble. This is also something to remember when trying out this KPA Rig. My recommendation is to try the rig with stomp 3 set to Off first to see if you really need that additional wobble. If you want more wobble, turn on Stomp 3 and work with the mix parameter to get the right amount of wobble.

Another point about the Rig is that in stomp 2 there is a boost that you may want to turn off if you have hotter pickups and need more head room.

Finally a word about the compression. If you want more "sprrraaang" (for lack of a better word) in the sound then you can experiment with more compression in the Amplifier section.

Rig: MN Trichorus 5
Date posted: 2013-01-06
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MN Black Goop Jazz - from the Black Goop Sessions (R) II

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In the first Black Goop Session(R) I didn't get into the jazzier side of thing. I can do jazz with the Black Goop Clean but I thought I could do better.

To me these 2 profiles are definitely better. I set up the sound using a Collings I-35 trying to get a powerful and clean sound that works both with single lines as well as chordal work. I was careful to set the sound so it would not be "woofy" on the lower strings.

The MN Black Goop 35 Jazz1 focuses on the string sound and has a bit of treble without being overly bright. On most of my guitars I turn down the tone on the guitar to make it right. The compressor on the sound is set so it works with humbuckers.

The MN Black Goop 35 Jazz2 is a darker sound and captures the "woody" aspect of the sound. I like them both for different tunes.

Rigs:

MN Black Goop 35 Jazz1

MN Black Goop 35 Jazz2

Date posted: 2013-01-16
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