#1
I play a B-52 AT212. It's a very bright amp, without being shrill, and the overdrive is super responsive and creamy. Only problem is that I like to play with a lot of mids, but this really muddies up the sound. Could this be because the amp's mid filter is set to too high of a frequency? Asked a different way, what would happen if I installed a different value of VR to instead target the cut at some of the lower mids, instead of the uppers? Any thoughts? Am I a moron? Really, anything is welcome.
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#2
Really? UG's got nothing? Come on people!
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#3
shoot Kurtlives91 a message, either him or Invader Jim.
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#5
Rather than changing the pot value (if that's what you were suggesting), I would lower the values of the caps that do the mid filtering. And by the way, a lack of highs is usually what muddies up an amp.
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#7
I'd probably set the amp's EQ level, tweak with a 10-band EQ pedal, then work from there.

Also, don't forget that a lot of three-band equalisers on amps are interactive, so that adjusting the treble or bass controls might bring a different range to your mid control.

I hope that kind of made sense :\ IMHO, you should definitely consider a decent 10-band EQ.
#8
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Got a schematic of the amp?

You could trying playing with the values of the coupling caps. I would fiddle and tweak the tone stack first though.

I do not, unfortunately. I can't find any on the internets, and I doubt B-52 would be likely to email it to me. Worth a try, though.

Which ones are the coupling caps? If I were to open up the chassis I could identify the tone stack, but I'm just not familiar with the jargon associated with all of the electronics. I've already done a lot with the EQ and there's always a really big compromise I have to make with tone, that's why I'm asking here.

I'd probably set the amp's EQ level, tweak with a 10-band EQ pedal, then work from there.

Also, don't forget that a lot of three-band equalisers on amps are interactive, so that adjusting the treble or bass controls might bring a different range to your mid control.

I hope that kind of made sense :\ IMHO, you should definitely consider a decent 10-band EQ.

You know, this is really really embarrassing, but I have a 7 band eq that I've never really put to work trying to fix this problem. I'll have to mess with that and see what I can do. Thanks everyone for your input, I'll post later after I figure out what my GE7 can do.
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#9
Are you playing it at a low volume? Because mids will do that at a low volume, but it really opens up and becomes clearer when you crank it some. That's why so many people like scooped mids at a low volume.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#10
^I couldn't find a schem either that's why I asked you.

Instead of ripping open the amp, voiding the warranty (if that matters to you) and exposing yourself to lethal voltages....why don't you learn to use your EQ pedal?
#11
^ That's what he's doin
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

Mod in UG's Official Gain Whores
#12
Soap and water works sometimes

EQ pedals are wonderful things, fiddle with that badboy for a while and see if there's any benefit.
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