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sam47
post Feb 2 2008, 01:51 AM
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This may have been covered before I can't find it .
Honestly, other than volume ,I don't really know what ,treble ,mid ,bass, gain, contour and reverb mean or how they work.
I have a Fender Deluxe 112 plus.
Is there a starting point that set them all to? What does each one mean? Why would you adjust them?
Other than adjusting the volume they're all set at 4 just because that number came into my head at the time. I'm sure that's not how it's supposed to work.
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post Feb 2 2008, 01:58 AM
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QUOTE (sam47 @ Feb 1 2008, 04:51 PM) *
This may have been covered before I can't find it .
Honestly, other than volume ,I don't really know what ,treble ,mid ,bass, gain, contour and reverb mean or how they work.
I have a Fender Deluxe 112 plus.
Is there a starting point that set them all to? What does each one mean? Why would you adjust them?
Other than adjusting the volume they're all set at 4 just because that number came into my head at the time. I'm sure that's not how it's supposed to work.


Its simply a way of changing the prominence of certain frequencies in your sound.

Adding more bass will boost the lower frequencies so you get a deeper, less defined sound.

Adding mids gives more middle frequencies (obviously) and contributes to the general fullness of your tone.

Treble is basically just the highs, turning treble up will give you more high-pitched - (tinny if too prominent) a sound.

I'm sure this isnt the best or most comprehensive explanation but I'd advise you just play with these options until you find a sound you like! smile.gif


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post Feb 2 2008, 02:27 AM
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Thanks Owen. It's more than I knew before. I'm sure your right that I just have to fool with it. Thanks again
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post Feb 2 2008, 02:37 AM
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Your Fender amp has a certain frequency range response by default (all EQ pots on the middle - 5). Here's a picture of frequency range responses of three most popular brands:


As you can see the character of these amps is quite different. Where Marshall is pretty "gain-ish" and beefed up, with prominent mids-highs, Fender has a pretty mild mid-high response, and this gives it its characteristic clean-clean sound. This chart shows when all the pots are left to 5 - in the middle. You Fender amp has a lots of headroom for adding mids and highs. If you add mids to the Marshall it would get distorted pretty soon because it doesn't have enough free space for clean sound. When you move your EQ pots the curve is moved up or down based on the range that you choose. Bass, Middle or Treble. Presence is above treble and gives the sound some harmonic richness, while drive just amplifies the whole thing.

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post Feb 2 2008, 02:48 AM
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QUOTE (sam47 @ Feb 1 2008, 08:27 PM) *
Thanks Owen. It's more than I knew before. I'm sure your right that I just have to fool with it. Thanks again



Sam. hope this helps you some.

http://media.musicalplanet.com/pdf/FEN321.PDF

A lot of times you just need to play around with the controls and find what sounds good to you. Try setting everything to 12:00 o'clock (5 on the nob). Then play a cord. Turn one of the nobs from 0 to 10 slowly and listen to how it changes things.

Good luck. Your amp looks like my Flex Tone III. Clasic look. Got to love it.


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post Feb 2 2008, 04:08 AM
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That's it UncleSkillet. Why didn't I think of that.
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Glad to help friend. Now crank that bad boy up and let it RIP!!


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post Feb 3 2008, 07:05 AM
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So, how is the tone with your amp? Have you found something that works? The Contour control can be tricky and can influence your sound quite a bit. Be careful and adjust this one last.



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post Feb 5 2008, 01:28 AM
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QUOTE (UncleSkillet @ Feb 3 2008, 01:05 AM) *
So, how is the tone with your amp? Have you found something that works? The Contour control can be tricky and can influence your sound quite a bit. Be careful and adjust this one last.

Right now it's set at the standard set up as in the manual. I figure I'll listen to it that way for awhile and then try another set up and compare the differences. Hopefully that will give me an idea of the sound I want to achieve.
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