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I have been hearing that term being used a lot lately. Can you guys please explain what it is ? 

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It’s a term tossed around by tossers who can’t play, but can afford anything they desire. 

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All amps are 3D.  All amp tone is produced by amps.  All amp tone is 3D.

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Since I am the mathman...

a flat piece of paper is 2D.   Length and width or base and height..  3D adds the third dimension to the two options.  

 

so a flat piece of paper can lay flat on a table. L and W.   It could be stood on it’s side, base and height.  3D is length , width, and height.

 

so, the sound of an amp doesn’t just go along the floor,2D . It also doesn’t jus go straight up. Again 2D.  It goes up, down and all around.  3D.

 

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The Super Champ X2 is 4D.

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6 hours ago, DeVai said:

I have been hearing that term being used a lot lately. Can you guys please explain what it is ? 

Going by what mathman says (kinda), here ya go:

 

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Another description of tone.  My best friend used the term "killer" for the best tone.  I still do, in his stead.

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Yeah, but does sound organic ????

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Tone is hard to describe sometimes....but “3D”smacks of TGP knobbery... see RobB’s post for further elucidation.

People often say the tweed Bassman and Bandmaster have a “swirling” tone, and they are refueling to the multiple speaker interplay, not Trem or vibrato.

Good Tone can be hard to describe, but I know it when I hear it!

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My IIC+ has 3D amp tone in spades.  Do I get double points for that?

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9 hours ago, Jakeboy said:

People often say the tweed Bassman and Bandmaster have a “swirling” tone, and they are refueling to the multiple speaker interplay, not Trem or vibrato.

I think you're right about it being weird phase relationships with multiple speakers.  The term has often confused me so I tend to side with RobB too. 

I've been playing with new DAW software recently and reminds me a bit of how synth folks tend to go ga-ga for additional modulation sources.  Anything to make the patch feel "dynamic" and "alive".  But with guitar it's somehow a kind of tone that does it in the absence of explicit modulation - that would be...  cheating? 

It's almost more like the way analog synths drift a little and provide a bit of non-determinism to the tone.

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You need to tape one pair of these over both your ears to hear it. Red over the right ear, and the blue over the left ear. It's a bit of a hazzle but so worth it. It really works. Try it! 

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If you flip the colors you get the Peter Green sound.

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On 4/10/2019 at 9:03 AM, Studio Custom said:

What ever happened to haunting mids? 

 

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Great pedal and troll all in one ;)

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I'm kinda surprised that no one's mentioned the old-fashioned 'presence' control on some amps yet, since in most cases that's meant or supposed to increase sound factors that could be called '3-D'.

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On 4/10/2019 at 7:26 AM, Devnor said:

My IIC+ has 3D amp tone in spades.  Do I get double points for that?

Wait......3D from a 2C? What brand of batteries are you using?

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I know that many describe EL34s has having a kind of "3D Swirl of sound", but that's about it.

Otherwise, sounds like cork sniffing.. or sniffing something else.

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