#1
I've been playing for 2 years now, and when not plugged in, I can play tech death songs (The Faceless, some Necrophagist) and it sounds just fine. Then, when I plug into my amp, it never plays what I'M playing cleanly.

Playing on a Peavey JSX (ULTRA channel), using ISP Decimator, and an EX400 on the bridge EMG (81).
Pres: 8
Res: 4.5
Treb: 7
Mids: 1.75
Bass: 6
Gain: 6.5

Are these settings naturally muddy as hell..? Or should I focus less on inside-picking and more on muting the strings after I hit them?
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#3
there's a big difference in playing an electric unplugged and playing with lots of distortion. unplugged is much more forgiving. i'd say keep practicing. you'll get it down before too long.
#4
You may wanna try turning your mids up a bit, seeing as the guitar is a mid-ranged instrument you kind of needs some mids in order to hear it clearly.
#5
Why don’t you post an audio clip so people can have some clue what the actual problem is?
#6
Up the mids and possibly start backing off the gain a bit. The JSX is already high gain as it is, and running it on Ultra with an EMG 81 is pumping even more gain out. Too much of that WILL make things muddy.
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#7
Oh god, a JSX with those settings would essentially sound like a Line 6. You need mids, and a bit less presence IMO.
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#9
The low mids won't help but it sounds mainly like a technique issue to me, practice through your amp more and work on your muting and picking.
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#10
Lawl, I like my mids... And it isn't a Line 6 sound, dude. Words can hurt.

I like having a heavy sound and enough treb so sweep picking can sound good. Gain used to be at 8. Lesson learned, and presence makes treble better, IMO.

In the opinion of the afternoon GG&A forum-goers, is this a gain problem, technique problem, or am I not allowed to have my mids like that and still have a good sound?
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Egnater Cab
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ISP Decimator
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Simmons SD9K

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#12
Lets see... Peavey JSX Ultra Channel... Gain at 6.5... EMG pickups...


hmm...
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#13
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Thank you, you've all been very informative and helpful (except you Mr_CiNiC, f*ck you.)
Love you too, babe.
#14
its technique. practice3 through your amp from now on until you figure out what sounds sloppy. are you letting things ring out? too many bum notes? not muting good enough? theres many possibilities, none dealing with the position of your mids knob...
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#15
Alright, thanks for all the input, guys.
ESP LTD EX400
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Simmons SD9K

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Thank you, you've all been very informative and helpful (except you Mr_CiNiC, f*ck you.)
Love you too, babe.
#16
Practice Through The Amp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#17
Not everyone likes mids at 5 or higher, if I play metal I usually have my mids low too.

Its your technique thats making this not sound clear.
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#18
ever heard of fender?

fakedith,you should swap the pup with super low output Pup
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#19
It's partly technique, but at the same time having the mids that low and treble that high is more likely to make a fizzy sound thats way more likely to emphasize mistakes, like when sweeping, and it can result in a very muddy and "confused" sound at times, especially when mixed with cymbals and such.

I recommend mids to atleast be at 3 but if you're dead set on scoops, then just make sure your tech is flawless.

Hope I helped
#20
Fender =/= Metal.
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Simmons SD9K

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Love you too, babe.
#21
Fender? Lolwut?


As someone stated, practice through the amp, aiming directly at yourself. Alot of poeple can fool themselves into thinking they sound good by not facing the amp towards themselves. gotta hear what your audience will here.

Aim the amp at yourself, and practice through it.
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