Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Amp Setup
ArmyMG
post May 15 2007, 10:05 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1
Joined: 15-May 07
Member No.: 1.867



I'm new to the site and really enjoying it. I am a novice player but have ok gear. Can anyone help me with suggesting setups for my amp so that I can get sound like kris does out of his amp? Thanks for the help
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
E_sharp
post May 22 2007, 01:47 AM
Post #2


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4
Joined: 22-May 07
Member No.: 1.899



every amp has it's own flavour of sound that usually can't be duplicated exactly by another amp. The guitar being played (and the kind of pick-ups you have) has a lot to do with the sound you get too. But as far as setting up your amp for a sound you want...

1. select the channel you want to setup
2. set all the equalizer knobs to their centre position
3. play with the presence and gain controls until you get the sort of sound you're after. Presence (if your amp has it) is how much "punch" or "impact" you want to the sound. Too much presence will accentuate every touch of the strings and can be quite ear-piercing. Too little presence will make the sound "airy" like you're barely touching the strings. Gain is the "crunch" or "bite" in the sound. More gain means more distortion. Carefull, too much gain can sound like crap if it's not set-up right. Gain and Presence need to be balanced for the sound that you're trying to achieve. Some people trying create a face-melting metal sound automatically crank the gain to maximum - don't make this mistake it usually just sounds like noise.
4. fine tune your sound with the bass, mid, and treble controls. (hint: ample bass and a tasteful amount of treble with the mids turned way down makes a nice effect. Make sure you don't push the bass past the capability of your speakers. If it sounds like muffled thumping... your bass is too high)
5. add any effects into your sound or your FX-loop if you have one.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 27th May 2017 - 09:06 AM