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MainStage 2 guitar tone Amp Sim & Guitar Effects Plugins
Old 31st August 2011
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MainStage 2 guitar tone

Hoping to hear some useful advice here that doesn't mean buying new gear.

I'm trying to use MainStage to get a usable pop/rock guitar tone. It's not working. It's not just how I'm listening; I've used everything from headphones up to a concert PA. I'm not looking for anything spectacular; I just want something generic. So far, everyone I've talked to has given me the overused "it's all in the player's fingers" or "you can't get good tone without vintage amps." My 30-watt solid-state practice amp sounds better than anything in MainStage. And I've heard some examples others have done; I can't get anything close to what they have.

What am I doing wrong? I'd really appreciate suggestions.

(I'm just looking for a very generic distorted pop guitar tone. Think American Idol.)
Old 1st September 2011
Lives for gear

You can also try AmpliTube 3 FREE
Old 1st September 2011
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Also try S-Gear by Scuffham amps it has a 15 day free trial so you can tweak and compare
Old 1st September 2011
it's not going to, buy an amp and stop wasting your time.
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