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Playing clean

can anybody help me out on how to get the cleanest tone out of a habstrom viking? i only play clean and i am getting a twangy sound out of the strings when i play chords. i have a vox vt15 amp and i am having difficult finding a clean sound there.

Re: Playing clean

Hi Alan,

Assuming you have a vintage unit, is your Viking equipped with single coil or humbucker pickups. A single coil PU will have more twang than a humbucker PU.

What PUs are active when you get your twang? Neck, bridge or both? How about the tone switch and the volume and tone potentiometers? All these play into the color of the guitar.

Also, if the strings are closer to the pickup poles, the sound tends to be more metallic than if they are farther away. Of course distancing the strings will decrease the attack and volume.

Keep on strömmin'
ATL

Re: Playing clean

Thanks for the help. is has hum. pick ups. i have played arould with the guitar and the amp and have now managed to get the sounds i want from ii