#1
Hi there ,

I have an Ibanez Rg2570 ex prestige, with Dimarzio/IBZ pickups, and most of the time, when im playing with distortion for a long time , mostly riffs and when I mute the strings ( the lower strings) , i start to get a real "OVER BASS" kinda sound ( a not so "clean" distortion, with the notes coming up with no definition) .

I would like you to help me . Do you know why this happen ? Is it from the pickups ? The equalization ? Should i change my pickups , for example to an EVO 2 BRIGE , from dimarzio ?

Please helpe me

Thank you
Cheers
#3
i first used this equalization :

Bass : 10
Middle : 0
Treble : 10 ,

now i use something like

Bass :5
Midlle : 3
Treble : 5

I have a Rolanc Cube 30 , and a BOSS ME-50 , and i use the distortion of the BOSS ME.
#4
My RG sounds a lot boomier than my other guitars, so I always roll the bass knobs back a bit (on amp and pedal). I don't know if this is your problem or not. I doubt it is the pickups, I know a few people with this guitar and don't have this problem.
#5
huum , thank you . i will do that
But i dont know if with a pickup with High Gain , like EVO2 , the sound would come more tighter, and less Overbassed ...
#6
maybe it's the amp..


does it change levels right after playing high notes??

or after a while of heavy riffs??

because some amps change level automaticly .. it's kinda annoying ..
#7
i dont know ,

after a while playin heavy-muted riffs , the sound gets kinda wierd, over bassed .

But it as happened on 3 different amps ive played
#10
I used a Boss ME-50 on a solid state amp and the sound isnt too bad (Don't flame me, as I'm buying tube within the next 3/4 weeks, haha).
What distortion model do you use on the ME-50 and what are the settings?
#11
I would say it's not the guitar but the combination of using a multieffects processor with a modeling amp. I'm not sure why but most of the time the two just don't mix well together from my experience anyway.
Current Gear:
ESP LTD MH-250
Ibanez rg470
Peavey ValveKing 112
Blackheart little giant head
2 homemade 112 cabinets
Boss SD-1
#12
i use DS-2 , variation , so LOUD type distortion .

Drive 60
Bottom 50
Tone 65
Level 50

when i raise amp Volume too much , i get that Overbassed sound
#14
you probably could get a decent sound out of your cube and me-50 but the cube would have to be on a clean setting and then you would use your pedal to get your distortion or just use the distortion from the amp.

my valveking and sd-1 gets me a ton of tonal variations you just need to know how to use it. I ran an rp-80 straight in once and it sounded like trash but maybe it wouldn't sound too bad through the effects loop.
Current Gear:
ESP LTD MH-250
Ibanez rg470
Peavey ValveKing 112
Blackheart little giant head
2 homemade 112 cabinets
Boss SD-1
#15
Quote by ppredator
a Valveking 212 and the ME-50 would be a better combination?

That would be a much better combination I think. You probably wouldnt need to use the ME-50.

For my distortion I use the MT-2 model, then set the controls as follows -
Gain @ 2 oclock
Bottom @ 12 oclock
Tone @ 10 oclock
Level @ 12 oclock

Try that and see if it helps, I'm quite pleased with my tone.
#17
Have you just tried rolling the bass back to about 3? Thats round about where it is on my cube street.
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