Originally Posted by: schmangeYou should download a trial demo of "AmpliTube" or other similar program and try out the different combinations of amps and cabinets. You'd be amazed at what a subtle difference just a change from a 4X10 to a 2X12 cabinet can make.
You can also try different micing techniques and effects pedal combinations.
It's not the real thing, but it comes pretty close to emulating what you sounds you'd get.
Thanks ill give it a shot it might ease my mind a little
But question if anyone knows does Petrucci use the distortion from the mesa amps and just use the rest of his rack gear for effects and to shape the tone of that ? because i've seen a couple guys with mesas and their tone sucked but that could be because they dont know how to set it up maybe?
BTW im kind of looking for a petrucci tone if that helps
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