#1
i recently bought my first tube amp and i am having trouble with the breakup. it sounds very very very muddy... i would like it to be alot clearer so i can hear what im playing. what would i need to change to have it sound clear, a bit brighter, and just overall better. if there is anything else i need to say info rise on my amp or anything else just ask. im near to this.
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#2
Which amp is it, specifically?
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#3
Sorry man its going to be somewhat muddy and fizzy on its own, thats what power tube saturation is like. Although it shouldn't be really that bad, what amp are you using?
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#4
its a fender super twin reverb from 77, i know it should be kinda fizzy and such but it is really bad.
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u just got to love fat strats.... and i really like the ones that hav 2 single pick upsm then the humbucker near the bridge... very nice =)
#5
That amp should not sound muddy. Either it is messed up, you are putting the settings all goofy, or something is wrong with your guitar. It should be pretty damn clean sounding until it is really loud. Does it sound OK at medium clean volumes? If it doesn't, you could have a blown speaker. If it sounds good at clean settings, it should take a pedal well if you want something more gainy. Without hearing it, it is hard to know what is wrong, maybe take it to a tech. What type of sound are looking for? What is your guitar?
#6
Has it ever been retubed?

I think new tubes would do it a lot of good, if the original ones are in it.
And of course, it could be blown speakers too.
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#7
the kind of sound im looking for is just a natual sounding grit, i have a 57 strat, and no it has never been retubed
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u just got to love fat strats.... and i really like the ones that hav 2 single pick upsm then the humbucker near the bridge... very nice =)
#9
+1

That amp, especially with a strat should sound sweet as, especially on the clean channel.

Swap out the tubes and make that amp sing.