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post Jun 23 2010, 08:52 AM
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Don't know how stupid this question is...ok, I know how to use an amp biggrin.gif But I mostly play with Line 6 Presets, which sound good for some songs...but when it comes to make my own thing blink.gif
I think it would be good to have an overview, how settings (like Treble etc) influence the sound, generally speaking smile.gif Yeah I have to experiment, but a solid base would be great to do experiments!


For all who are interested, I own a Yahama Pacifica 112 and a Spider Line 6 15W Amp
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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jun 23 2010, 02:13 PM
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It's not a stupid question, it's the question many, if not all guitar players ask at some point. There are many types of amps, and choosing the suitable one is the choice very similar to choosing a guitar. In fact, you can almost see in what way the player will play by checking out his gear. Usually rhythm oriented players will tend to use bassy guitars, bigger cabinets, while lead guitar players can used lighter guitars, mid-oriented, and with smaller cabs that cut through. Just a simple example.

Here's one of my old tutorials I made on the Marshall AVT combo that I used to own. CHeck out videos 4 and 5.

It should provide you with some idea on how bass and treble pots behave. Bare in mind that every amp has different response, and best way to check that out is to A/B amps. There aren't as many situations for that, but in time, you will encounter different amps and boxes on stage, or in store, or studio and have chance to hear than in parallel. This should help understand what works best for every amp.

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Daniel Realpe
post Jun 25 2010, 02:34 PM
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I guess the best way to define your sound is to go and try it yourself but since there are so many options, it's a good idea to find out what your favorite guitarists really use and compare

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