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post Oct 24 2009, 06:17 PM
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There's two problems here:

1. language again is not making it clear that there's ...
2. a misunderstanding of volume knobs!

Volume on guitar: max
Pre-amp volume (also called gain): max
Master volume: NOT MAX

This will allow your distortion to NOT bother the neighbors. When your volume was too loud you lowered the wrong knob. The order in which the signal flows is important and it is being overlooked

Here's the direction in which the signal "flows" through your setup:
1. volume pot (knob) on your guitar
2. gain knob on OD channel
3. channel volume

The way to permit or cause distortion is to keep the knobs that occur earlier in the chain (lower numbers in my list) higher than that last-most item in the list (3). The way to control how much actual output comes through the speaker or headphones, you control the last knob in my list (3) channel volume.

So. When it's not distorted you turn up knobs 1 and 2. When it's too loud you turn down knob 3. If it's still clean, then look at the channel selector. Marshall amp channel indicator will be lit when the overdrive (distortion) channel is selected.



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post Oct 24 2009, 06:21 PM
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Ok, try this:

1. Plug in the guitar in the amp (put all knobs and pots on 0)
2. Put the guitar volume on 10
3. Push the OD small black button
4. Turn the gain knob on 10, and tone knob to 5
5. Increase the volume from 0 to comfortable level


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post Oct 24 2009, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Oct 24 2009, 08:17 PM) *
There's two problems here:

1. language again is not making it clear that there's ...
2. a misunderstanding of volume knobs!

Volume on guitar: max
Pre-amp volume (also called gain): max
Master volume: NOT MAX

This will allow your distortion to NOT bother the neighbors. When your volume was too loud you lowered the wrong knob. The order in which the signal flows is important and it is being overlooked

Here's the direction in which the signal "flows" through your setup:
1. volume pot (knob) on your guitar
2. gain knob on OD channel
3. channel volume

The way to permit or cause distortion is to keep the knobs that occur earlier in the chain (lower numbers in my list) higher than that last-most item in the list (3). The way to control how much actual output comes through the speaker or headphones, you control the last knob in my list (3) channel volume.

So. When it's not distorted you turn up knobs 1 and 2. When it's too loud you turn down knob 3. If it's still clean, then look at the channel selector. Marshall amp channel indicator will be lit when the overdrive (distortion) channel is selected.



THANKS!!!It actually caused some distortion.Great Jafomatic.





QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 24 2009, 08:21 PM) *
Ok, try this:

1. Plug in the guitar in the amp (put all knobs and pots on 0)
2. Put the guitar volume on 10
3. Push the OD small black button
4. Turn the gain knob on 10, and tone knob to 5
5. Increase the volume from 0 to comfortable level



Ivan is that adjustment for a comfortable sound or for a certain sound or distortion?



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post Oct 24 2009, 06:37 PM
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I read somewhere here that You had Your guitars volume on 2, You must have it on 10 - otherwise the amp doesn't get enough input to produce some distorsion. And then just adjust the Volume on the amp as Ivan said....


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post Oct 24 2009, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Oct 24 2009, 08:37 PM) *
I read somewhere here that You had Your guitars volume on 2, You must have it on 10 - otherwise the amp doesn't get enough input to produce some distorsion. And then just adjust the Volume on the amp as Ivan said....


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Well I manage to get some distortion but is it okay to do Smoke On The Water?Please see for yourself

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post Oct 24 2009, 07:12 PM
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QUOTE (Darknodar123 @ Oct 24 2009, 08:03 PM) *
Well I manage to get some distortion but is it okay to do Smoke On The Water.Please see for yourself

Attached File  REC005.WAV ( 76K ) Number of downloads: 70


Ok it sounds pretty good for start. I think you understood how to set a distorted tone. Gain and volume on guitar has to be on 10 (gain can be 7-8 too for softer distortion) and you actually control the general volume of the amp on the volume pot on the amp.It can be as low as 1 or whatever is comfortable to you.


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post Oct 24 2009, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE (Darknodar123 @ Oct 24 2009, 06:24 PM) *
Well I have tried it.But the sound is clean wherever the channels are....

Also the guitar volume was at 1 and the the amp preset as Ivan stated and my grandma got upset and started
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If you have your guitar volume tuned down you'll have a clean sound even if you're on a dist channel.

That's by the way a great way of controlling the amount of gain, turn the guitar volume up for maximun gain and down for clean.

Turn the guitar volume up closer to 10 or you're stuck with cleans sounds.


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