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  • The position of the transducer (pickup) between the nut and bridge

  • The pickup characteristics (coil windings, wire, magnets, etc.)

  • Guitar construction details, including wood type

  • Postprocessing of the guitar (e.g., the amp you use, or adding effects in the studio)

The guitar construction imparts a characteristic tone by altering the vibrating string's frequency response. It's possible to recreate this characteristic frequency curve by using very precise equalizer circuits; Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited does this primarily by using two 4band parametric equalizers to mold the frequency response. (The reason for using analog technology is that digital processing requires converting analog signals into digital streams, and then converting back to analog. This introduces a delay that players often find disconcerting.) The placement of the pick up coils and their construction allows Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited to reproduce phase and other tone modifying affects.

Finally, remember that the classic Chameleon sounds require that no Piezo sound is blended in, and the tone controls should be up full. But with so many options available to change tone in addition to the Chameleon Tones, it's possible to stray from the original, classic sounds. This makes it easy to create useful variations on these classic sounds for even more tonal possibilities, but if Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited doesn't sound quite like the guitar you're trying to emulate, make sure you have the pickup switch, Piezo blend, and tone controls set properly. Also, remember that any post processing you use (i.e., anything the modifies the tone after the signal leaves the guitar, like your amplifier) impacts the sound. Some “classic” guitar sounds result from combining the guitar sound with a particular amplifier —for example, a Les Paul going through a British stack will sound very different compared to going through an American combo amp. The bottom line is that each Chameleon Tone setting is very different, and factors other than the guitar itself can change these sounds even further.

Chapter 4: The Yellow Bank, User Banks, and User Chapter 4: The Yellow Bank, User Banks, and User Presets Presets

The Yellow Bank consists of several different elements.

  • The Yellow Bank contains eight User Banks. You select a particular User Bank in the Red

(Function) Bank (Section 5.9).

  • Each User Bank can hold 11 presets, so given that there are eight User Banks, the Yellow Bank

can hold a total of 88 presets.

  • You can combine a custom sound and tuning within a single preset.

The Gibson Chameleon Editor makes it easy to create, store, back up, and share custom presets for the Yellow Bank (as well as the Blue and Green Banks). If you don't have access to a computer, it is possible to create presets for the Yellow Bank (see Section 5.4) but the process is more tedious, and doesn't allow access to several useful functions. Conceptually, many Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited owners treat the Yellow Bank as a “playlist” of presets for live performance. For example, the first Yellow Bank might contain presets for the first and

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