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#1
Hey
im using a peavey ultra plus head and it has an epic crunch and lead channel but the clean is just so weak and empty
i used to use a mesa v twin rack preamp as my clean tone but since selling that im stuck with the peaveys
does anyone know any good ways to warm it up a bit? like a pedal or something which is designed to make clean tone fuller and warmer????
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Dunno if it'll help but my very cheap delay pedal makes my clean tone insanely warmer.
#5
neck pickup, lower the tone, mess around with an eq and maybe a chorus pedal, and reverb to taste.
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#8
Like a few people already said, get an EQ pedal. The MXR 10 band one is amazing. And also pick up a reverb pedal. That always make my cleans very warm and full. Try the electro harmonix reverb plus, it is also amazing.
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compressors, reverb, coil taps, chorus, lower volume on guitar.....
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Quote by macfreak1
Like a few people already said, get an EQ pedal. The MXR 10 band one is amazing. And also pick up a reverb pedal. That always make my cleans very warm and full. Try the electro harmonix reverb plus, it is also amazing.



sweet man ill look into a decent verb pedal as i dont actually think my peaveys works lol
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Buy an amp with good cleans?
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Buy an amp with good cleans?



i considered getting a 2nd head for clean work but dont fancy having to get a PHD in electronics and having a massive work out everytime i set up my rig for a gig
im not tremonti yet with his like 8 amp heads lol
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#14
An EQ would be a good option, as well as a Reverb pedal and maybe a delay. I would definitely get a Reverb pedal if the amp doesn't have a built in one.
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#15
BBE Sonic Maximizer? It'll make it a bit fuller.
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#19
Buy a Hiwatt. Or Roland Jazz Chorus of some sort.

Also, low output pickups.
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still not hot on the idea of having to lug about 2 heads with me... would prefer to just make my current clean nicer
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still not hot on the idea of having to lug about 2 heads with me... would prefer to just make my current clean nicer



sell the peavey too and buy a new amp altogether?

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#23
I find the best way to get good cleans is to dial nice full bodied sounds with the volume up a ways, just to the point of break up or a little more and then roll off on the guitar volume. Haven't used this amp so I don't know if it would work for you or not but its worth a try. The down fall of mny amps is that they do great cleans or great distortion but not both.
#24
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sell the peavey too and buy a new amp altogether?


but i love my peavey he is a loyal friend! it would be like selling my dog to get a prettier one
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do u think the 6 band mxr eq would be enough?? or am i better off spending the extra pennys on a 10 band one???
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#26
An EQ will not make your cleans any better, it will just EQ your crappy cleans. Don't bother.

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An EQ will not make your cleans any better, it will just EQ your crappy cleans. Don't bother.


so do you have any suggestions for how to make my clean better???
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#28
6 Band is enough. The bottom 2 and the highest bands are practically useless for guitar on the 10.

EDIT: But like Dr Pain said, it won't help much. The only advice I can offer is to look for an amp with cleans you like.
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#29
Quote by mmolteratx
6 Band is enough. The bottom 2 and the highest bands are practically useless for guitar on the 10.

EDIT: But like Dr Pain said, it won't help much. The only advice I can offer is to look for an amp with cleans you like.


u guys all want me to break my back carrying around 2 amp heads lol
the peavey weighs like 40kg on its own! it kills me
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Quote by ChrisRuffell
u guys all want me to break my back carrying around 2 amp heads lol
the peavey weighs like 40kg on its own! it kills me


Buy another head... and a gym membership... learn to squat about 115kg, and bench around 90, and clean around 85. The 40 will seem like nothing after that. And get some protein powder before you lift the amp(just kidding about that part).

I doubled my lifting in my first 1.5 months... so you should have no problem lugging it in 2.
#31
use neck pickup, roll down guitar volume and if necessary, tone. delay, chorus, or reverb will help
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#32
If anything, a nice delay will cover up crappy cleans quite nicely. I would get a nice, dark analog delay for that purpose.

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#33
A Digitech RV7 sounds much better than an EHX Holy Grail (imo)

Just try a few different pedals to colour your tone, personally I pefer my cleans abit damp.

Also, (again imo) try moving the mids and bass up and turn down treble.
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#34
a delay with a modulation possibly, like the memory man, seems to have a lot of depth. an eq might help some, i wouldnt drop the 120 on the 10band though. reverb is a must! if you're not on a budget the EHX cathedral should be coming out fairly soon.
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#35
Quote by ChrisRuffell
u guys all want me to break my back carrying around 2 amp heads lol
the peavey weighs like 40kg on its own! it kills me


Eh, I've already had back problems but gumbilicious convinced me last night to go for a 2 amp/ 2 2X12 setup over a single really versatile amp. I figure the tone is worth it.
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#36
Quote by mmolteratx
Eh, I've already had back problems but gumbilicious convinced me last night to go for a 2 amp/ 2 2X12 setup over a single really versatile amp. I figure the tone is worth it.



sooo 2 heads.. 2 cabs... 1 broken back
ow how i love the guitarist lifestyle
ill have to invest in a bigger car at this rate!
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#37
To fix the cleans you need to do an adjustable fixed bias mod. The power tubes bias set far to cold on these amps to get a nice warm clean. Thats a simple and cost effective mod that will not only improve your clean tone but will make the amps overall tone much better. Keep in mind this will not make it a Fender, but will help the clean channel out a lot, since stock fixed bias only get really hot tubes out of crossover distortion, most tubes are to cold to make the amp sound decent.
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#39
Quote by ChrisRuffell
i considered getting a 2nd head for clean work but dont fancy having to get a PHD in electronics and having a massive work out everytime i set up my rig for a gig
im not tremonti yet with his like 8 amp heads lol

Just get a small Fender combo or something and A/B the two.
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#40
Quote by Johnbryant
To fix the cleans you need to do an adjustable fixed bias mod. The power tubes bias set far to cold on these amps to get a nice warm clean. Thats a simple and cost effective mod that will not only improve your clean tone but will make the amps overall tone much better. Keep in mind this will not make it a Fender, but will help the clean channel out a lot, since stock fixed bias only get really hot tubes out of crossover distortion, most tubes are to cold to make the amp sound decent.



now THAT! is both interesting and helpful! thanks man.. see people advice which wont put me in hospital! :P seriously though that sounds like a really good idea ill look into it and have a chat with my techy guy
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