#1
when playing an amp at a loud volume, you pretty much always get an ear peircing volume if you stand in a certain area right in front of the amp. I play through a peavey windsor, and when we play bar gigs, we dont mic our amps because theres really no need to.(therefore turning the amp down wouldnt be a solution) No one right in front of my amp has ever said anything to me about how the sound is ear piercing, but when i go out about thirty feet straigt in front of it, i can tell. Is there any way to prevent this so my sound is more balanced and its quality is not as dependent on where the listener is standing?

My tone other than that sounds good, and it cuts through the mix very well, so turning down mids or treble isnt really a solution, and neither is micing the amp
#2
yeah, its a little flap thing that is designed to go over that bit, its called an ice pick reducer or suchlike
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when playing an amp at a loud volume, you pretty much always get an ear peircing volume if you stand in a certain area right in front of the amp. I play through a peavey windsor, and when we play bar gigs, we dont mic our amps because theres really no need to.(therefore turning the amp down wouldnt be a solution) No one right in front of my amp has ever said anything to me about how the sound is ear piercing, but when i go out about thirty feet straigt in front of it, i can tell. Is there any way to prevent this so my sound is more balanced and its quality is not as dependent on where the listener is standing?

My tone other than that sounds good, and it cuts through the mix very well, so turning down mids or treble isnt really a solution, and neither is micing the amp


Mic your amp and turn it away from the crowd, Point it at the drummer or off the side of the stage.

Everything will always sound better when mic'd and introduced to a good mix.
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#4
Aim it away from the crowd and turn it up loud? idk sorry i can't be of much help.
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#5
Turn your highs WAAAAAAY down. If your amp has a presence control turn that down also. As you turn amps up they get brighter (i find anyway), especially if you are using a solid state amp. What is your rig?
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If you're using any pedals, turn the volume down on those
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yeah, its a little flap thing that is designed to go over that bit, its called an ice pick reducer or suchlike



this is kind of what i was looking for... does anyone have any info on this? i know srv used to put tape on his amp's grille for this, and I think albert king positioned his guitar case in front of his amp.
#8
It's just a bit of plastic or whatever you want that you put on the grill where the centre of the cone is. It's curious, but it kind of diffuses the sound a bit. Apparently, the Orange logo on the front of my combo does the same job.

Anyways, if you've got an ear piercing tone, it's just too much treble. It's as simple as that.
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