#1
hey guys...i get a lot of noise when my amp is up loud and im not playing...anyway to avoid that or do i need a noise gate? if so suggestions on what to get?
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#3
esp ltd ec1000 through an old peavey classic tube amp...the only pedals i use is a whammy and a wah...the gain is on 8, highs, mids and lows are all on 10, volume is on 4
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#4
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highs, mids and lows are all on 10


Turn the highs down, probably turn the gain down.
Tap the preamp tubes with a pencil to see if they're microphonic.
#5
so gain and highs down?
ive never been much of a tone freak so...i always just put stuff to 10...i figured the more the better...ahhahaha
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#6
ground noise could be a problem too, but turn the tone knobs down for god's sake!
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#7
XIFR'S GUIDE ON HOW TO EQ AND FIND YOUR OWN TONE

Amps generally have a three band eq, meaning bass, mid and treble. They sometimes have a fourth band, presence, which control frequencies above the treble range.

When you're eqing, start with all controls at noon, or 5. This is a point of no boost or cutting of the frequencies. Play it a bit and get used to the sound of the amp and see what needs to be added or taken away. It is best to do this listening (and this applies to listening in all further stages of this guide) in a band setting, because your sound changes drastically when you have other instruments. This is because you have to find your 'place'. Listen to 'Sweet Child of Mine' by Guns n Roses - when Slash comes in by himself at the start it sounds trebly and horrible, but then when the band comes in it fits the mix perfectly and has people all over the world trying to get this tone.

So anyway, you've got an idea now of what your amp sounds like, time to make some adjustments. Cut treble if there's too much, or cut bass if it's too boomy (don't be scared to cut heaps of bass, honestly, guitar requires pretty much no bass, even when you're playing rhythm - listen to some Van Halen to see what I mean. Ever wondered why the bridge pickup was so popular for rock?

This would probably be a good time to add in some 'mids'. The midrange is a frequency range roughly between 500 and 1000 hz. Remember when I talked before about finding your spot in the mix? This is the knob that does it. The guys who makes amps and speakers know this, and usually speakers are voiced with a mid 'hump' - that is, a boost in the midrange frequencies. This is how you not only get yourself heard without having to turn up too much, but without drowning out the other instruments too. Mess with this knob while you're jamming with your band to find the right balance between 'cutting through' and sounding too boxy or honky, or like an old transistor radio.

So there you have it, that should have you well on your way to getting a good tone. Use the below settings as a guide to get particular sounds, but remember that your gear is different and thus, they should be used more as a rough guide that a hard and fast way to get that particular tone.


I think that should help you.
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#8
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I think that should help you.

oh wow, thanks a lot dude!
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#9
You're using a tube amp and those things are noisy. I have a valveking 212 and I bought a tubescreamer for it,, along with a noise suppressor. Thoise things are noisy when you turn up the gain (every amp is, actually, except for those with built-in noise gates, but yeah,,, then they're silent because of the noise gates), so there's no way around it except turning off the gain or buying a noise suppressor.

Oh and, for the love of Cod, DON'T just max everything out to 10, I stopped doing that after 6 months of playing (yes, I was utterly lazy for that long). It really pays off to EQ your amp^^