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Cheetahs — List: $179.95 Street: $149.95

Melodic Compressed Clean Tele Signal Chain

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This set was months in the making and many trial sets before we came to the final design. The neck is Bright, responsive and brings incredible note definition. Made with alnicu 3 magnets and wound to the mid 7.5K area with 43 GA wire. The bridge is articulate and has enough heat (upper 8.3's) to TWANG with a mix of flat alnico magnets to bring in Bright notes without going brittle. Wound with 42 Ga wire and a steel base plate adds to the power.
This set sounds focused.  The true Tele brightness is there, but also a certain sweetness.  These have a very even range and response from top to bottom.......the neck pickup has a clarity and punch that typical Tele neck pups lack.  These will do country and rock-n-roll all day long.  Overall, a fantastic set for the Tele enthusiast looking for a more transparent and useful neck pickup, with a bridge pickup that gives you that cut and bite you want out of your Telecaster.
Artist Playing:
Keith Urban
Andy Davis (The Band Perry)
Jason Jordan (Love and Theft)
Tony Sims

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

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