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TONE NAME: Terra Firma

  • Created with: Helix
  • Author:
  • Song:
    Terra Firma
  • Band:
    Cardinal Black
  • Guitarist:
    Chris Buck
  • Guitar:
    Yamaha Custom Revstar
  • Tuning/Strings:
  • Style:
    Blues, Rock
  • Date: 9/4/23
  • Downloads: 1996
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  • Comments:
    For his Artist Tone preset Chris uses the Grammatico GSG for some natural breakup and pedals to push the amp into overdrive. The KWB is there to help lower output guitars hit the amp a little harder to achieve some natural compression and breakup. The Tone Sovereign provides more gain and drive when needed and the Facial Fuzz from the legacy section is Chris´ favourite fuzz in the Helix. Another boost pedal, The Kinky Boost, is added as a solo boost for lead tones and this is complimented by modulation and delay effects. Watch the Helix Artist Tone video with Chris as he breaks down his preset on the Line6 YouTube channel.

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