#1
I posted on here earlier that I couldn't find a good guitar solo tone...so one of the methods I tried to do with my Randall RG50TC (which I was told was a good amp) was to "crank" it. So, I turned it on a pretty high volume (about 4 or 5, pretty dang loud) and kept the overdrive channel at around 7. My tone (both solo and rhythm) sounded terrible, my amp almost sounded country trebly when it was supposed to be a metal amp...I don't understand why. I had my mids at around 7.5, treble around 8, and bass around 7, so I kept most of them at equal or close-to-equal EQ.

Am I doing something wrong?!
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#3
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#4
You often have to eq a tube amp at high volume levels because the tone changes when you turn it up.
Myself, I have my half stack eq'd to sound optimal at high volume only, as I don't ever play it quietly.
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Quote by Van Noord
You often have to eq a tube amp at high volume levels because the tone changes when you turn it up.
Myself, I have my half stack eq'd to sound optimal at high volume only, as I don't ever play it quietly.


I was not told this, danke I thought it might be a problem with eqing.
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#6
Yes, EQ'ing amps at high volumes is best. I did mine at band practice yesterday, and now it fights better with the mix. Also, trying to crank an amp in a bedroom is never really going to sound good.... Too many soundwaves bouncing off the walls causing disruptive waves.
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sorry to hijack this but can someone link me to a good how to thread on eqing? I suck at it and its taking me forever to go through the searchbar search results. hopefully this will help ts too
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Quote by Van Noord
You often have to eq a tube amp at high volume levels because the tone changes when you turn it up.
Myself, I have my half stack eq'd to sound optimal at high volume only, as I don't ever play it quietly.



this one. i had the same problem at first, but now that i have my eq setup a lot better it sounds a lot better. especially loud cleans
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#10
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sorry to hijack this but can someone link me to a good how to thread on eqing? I suck at it and its taking me forever to go through the searchbar search results. hopefully this will help ts too

Boost your mids. I tend to lay heavier on the bass, as Strats are bright. Go somewhere where you can turn your amp up decently loud without getting much environment distortion.

Go from there. Hope that helped
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#11
I always thought you should turn down your mids for metal leads but i could be wrong seeing as though i don't play metal and have my mids on 9 or 10. but try that and see of you like your lead tone a little more.
#12
Metal Rythm = Scoop Mids


Any Lead = Boost Mids.


Which is why I want that Mid Boosting system David Gilmour has on his strat.
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#13
Quote by stratman_13
Yes, EQ'ing amps at high volumes is best. I did mine at band practice yesterday, and now it fights better with the mix. Also, trying to crank an amp in a bedroom is never really going to sound good.... Too many soundwaves bouncing off the walls causing disruptive waves.


Good idea...thanks again...was wondering why my amp NEVER sounded good loud in my bedroom haha
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#14
Also, country players tend to EQ their amps with everything on a similar level (6, 6.6, 7, etc.), so that could also be contributing
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
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Metal Rythm = Scoop Mids

Firstly, there's another 'h' in 'rhythm.
Secondly, no. Just no.

Not all metal bands scoop their damn mids. In fact a lot of metal bands I listen to boost them.
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#16
I play Meshuggah/Periphery type stuff and CRANK my mids. Not much treble as the presence adds enough for me.
#17
nope

my amp sounds best around 3-5. i get speaker distortion after like 7

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Quote by joe_k
I always thought you should turn down your mids for metal leads but i could be wrong seeing as though i don't play metal and have my mids on 9 or 10. but try that and see of you like your lead tone a little more.


Wouldn't that sound a bit....bad? =S
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Quote by BC_Warlock
Wouldn't that sound a bit....bad? =S


nah it thickens up the tone and also helps you cut through the mix when your playing in a band. but thats just my opinion. i haven't really sat down and played with my eq on my new amp but it still sounds nice to me.
#20
Amps change as they get louder. My solid state Vypyr (which I do love, mind you) sounds good with a treble boost at low volume. At high volume it sounds icepicky it's so trebly.
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#21
As much as I hate the sound of totally scooped mids, I equally despise the sound of too much midrange.
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#22
I have a similar problem. I have a telecaster going into a tube amp, and i play in a band with no bass guitarist, so i always end up having the bass around about 10, mids and treble on 8. Is there any way i could increase the bass?
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I have a similar problem. I have a telecaster going into a tube amp, and i play in a band with no bass guitarist, so i always end up having the bass around about 10, mids and treble on 8. Is there any way i could increase the bass?

an EQ pedal can boost it
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I have a similar problem. I have a telecaster going into a tube amp, and i play in a band with no bass guitarist, so i always end up having the bass around about 10, mids and treble on 8. Is there any way i could increase the bass?



raise the bass side of the pickup.
use the neck more.
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#25
Quote by Bradders0707
I have a similar problem. I have a telecaster going into a tube amp, and i play in a band with no bass guitarist, so i always end up having the bass around about 10, mids and treble on 8. Is there any way i could increase the bass?


EQ pedal and use your guitar's tone knob.
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