Impulse responses for Clean Tones

Hi, I’ve recently bought the boss GT1000core as most of the pit orchestra work I’ve been doing lately has gone in ear monitors. It’s a great unit and I’ve found several over driven edge of break up type sounds I like, however I’m not crazy about the clean tones. I’m wondering does anyone here have any recommendations regarding impulse responses, as far as I can see they’re all pretty much geared towards heavy rock type tones.
Thanks In advance.

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Good question! Have not used clean tones (from amp sims) much recently, but I remember having a harder time setting them up compared to distorted stuff.

Off the top of my head, I would search the internet for some free IRs of cabinets that are well known for their nice cleans, like Fender super reverb, fender tweed, Roland (forgot the model, the jazz one), Vox AC30 etc.

I remember that Seacow cabs had a few free offerings in that style: https://www.seacowcabs.com/

I also know a developer called JZIR who makes IRs to match tones from famous artists and songs. You could try to contact him directly if you have a clear idea of what sound you want (e.g. “a tone like the clean section of master of puppets”): https://jzir.gumroad.com/

Share your findings if you come across something good :slight_smile:

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Thanks for that, I actually went to the celestion site and purchased their greenback G12 and vintage 30 packs. They really sound great. Ive checked both those sites you’ve recommended too and they look cool.
I’ll make a video when I get some time and post it for everyone to hear. I’ve used celestion before on this original tracks https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/8ovFyMxvYfNzBNcU9

Thanks for your reply.

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Monster playing! Really cool tune! And yeah… the sound is great too. :slight_smile:

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Thanks for listening, the celestion IRs sound pretty good.

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I second this!

I’ve gotta say, as someone who refused to touch digital for YEARS, I now can’t see why anyone would bother messing with analog these days when you can get sounds this good from software. Plus, the ability to save/recall presets and not having to crank an amp to an ungodly volume just to hit its sweet spot…the benefits are just tremendous.

I know some mention the ‘feeling’ is different. Maybe it just takes some time to get used to. Again, the benefits of getting used to it seem great.

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I’ve had the good fortune of touring and doing television work with some high profile artists and in that time I’ve used amps ranging from a fender twin which didn’t travel well and I was constantly repairing it to Dr Z amps which were great but needed to be pushed to a volume that wasn’t acceptable for the scenarios I was in. When I went digital I had consistency of tone and reliability. This option allowed me to tour the world without getting any hired amps which in the past proved unreliable.

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Cool explanation. And thanks for sharing your awesome playing with us!

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Thanks for taking the time to listen. Much appreciated

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