#1
Hey all,

Check the sig for my rig. Obviously at bedroom settings the 5150 doesn't sound the best but if I roll back my pre gain then boost in front of the amp would that cut any fizz?

If so could my comp or eq do this or do I need to invest in an od pedal?
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#2
OD pedal definitely.
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#3
what about an attenuator? like the THD Hotplate?? i'm not sure if they can be used with combos or only a head/cab setup.. although i would imagine that it could be run in the FX loop or something.
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#4
I've ruled out an attenuator after some reading here. I'm playing at post barely past 2 (normally at 1). Awful, I know. I play mainly halen and classic rock and some more modern rock no metal. I would love to get rid of some buzz. Any other ideas? Can't really afford an od right now.
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#5
Quote by sixstringedmatt
if I roll back my pre gain then boost in front of the amp would that cut any fizz?
This will work.
Buy an inexpensive od pedal like a Bad Monkey, Boss SD-1 or Danelectro Cool Cat and you'll see for yourself.
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#6
could my eq or compressor do this?
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#7
Quote by sixstringedmatt
could my eq or compressor do this?
An eq pedal could, but the results won't be exactly the same as an od pedal can offer. A compressor won't help with what you're looking for.
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#8
ive heard the comp could be used as a decent boost before the amp?
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#9
No, compressors aren't boost, they compress frequencies basically you lose lots of dynamics but gain sustain.

Try an overdrive, I suggest the danelectro cool cat drive.
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#10
Quote by JoePerry4life
Try an overdrive, I suggest the danelectro cool cat drive.
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#11
you play "no metal," yet you bought a 6505?

+1 for an OD, but propper use of an EQ will work wonders. try that fist since you already own one... use it to boost your mids... most likely have to roll off some of your highs as well, just a touch.

you're smart to avoid the attenuator. anything past aboooouuut 8ohm will start to eat your tone... it's not going to give you good bedroom levels, it'll only take the edge off. oh, and it doesn't go in your loop.
#12
My uncle recommended me the amp YEARS ago, (I have never played metal). I really need to tighten this up. I am returning the comp because I got it for the wrong reason... I am thinking the MXR overdrive or Distortion+ any feedback?
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#15
Never played metal? WTF Do you consider Van Halen?


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#16
mess around with the EQ pedal, it might very well help with the fizz
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#17
Van Halen to me is 80s metal, not the metal most here refer to.

A new amp is out of the question -- I want to work with what I have got.
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#18
I find that a good way to cut back on fizz is to roll off the presence and treble a bit. You can keep the pre-gain up a fair amount, but that's just based on my experience with 6505s.

I think a re-tube may help - I'll let a person who actually has the 5150 comment on that.
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#19
Ill have to roll back the presence it is up a lot but that gives me more treble in my amp.

I retubed a few months ago, so we're good.

Still -- any more ideas? I am getting set on the Dist+
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#20
Quote by sixstringedmatt
A new amp is out of the question -- I want to work with what I have got.


don't take it the wrong way man, 6505 can cover a lot more ground than people give it credit for, but i had to ask since it's such a popular choice specifically for metal.
Last edited by GrisKy at Nov 23, 2009,
#21
Isn't it a 5150, not a 6505?
A 5150 would be fine for Van Halen



anyways, an overdrive would do wonders, but adding mids and cutting highs on an eq pedal would work too. Maybe turn down he presence too.

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#23
No worries Grisky -- sometimes the way I can type makes me seem moody haha. I appreciate the input!

I definitely have to apologize for all the threads here I make, theres really no one real knowledgeable around my area (that I know of) to talk to.

Basically I am working with what I have got as you can see in my sig. I want classic rock but I also want modern rock but I just cant for the love of me put my finger on what I am lacking. Obviously low volume doesn't help thats why I thought a nice OD would help!
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Last edited by sixstringedmatt at Nov 23, 2009,
#25
i run a 6 band eq through the loop on my 6505+ to smooth out the high end fizz and give it some lower-mid grunt (it also helps to minimise that mid hump you get in the lead channel).

i also have a modded ts9 running in front to tighten up the bottom end - really helps when palm muting. sounds fine with the volume on 1-2.
#26
Those of you responding (thank you by the way) are you playing metal or more classic/hard rock?
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#28
It just sounds so damn weak and thin, but gainy and thin you know? I need it to be FULLER.

Sigh bedroom sigh.
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