#2
Not really a surprise there. The sound reaches your ears differently depending on where you stand and how the amp is positioned, resulting in different sounding tones.
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#4
I like doing this. I can hear the bass frequencies clearer if I stand right in front of my amp while its playing at my ankles.
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#5
It's not unusual to find the tone is brittle or harsh directly in front of the speaker. They make something called "Beam Blockers" to tame that. I noticed that my BBE Sonic Stomp into my amp sounds good when listening off to the side but harsh right in the center.
#6
The other day I played for a while with my amp in the next room from where I was sitting, cranked. It sounded much better than if I were standing right by it... Its just one of those things.
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You're just hearing a different set of frequencies, it's part of the game.
#8
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It's not unusual to find the tone is brittle or harsh directly in front of the speaker. They make something called "Beam Blockers" to tame that. I noticed that my BBE Sonic Stomp into my amp sounds good when listening off to the side but harsh right in the center.



I find this when I mic my amp. If I mic it directly in the middle, it sounds harsh, lots of trebble.
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#9
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You're just hearing a different set of frequencies, it's part of the game.

Its all in the game.


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#10
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I find this when I mic my amp. If I mic it directly in the middle, it sounds harsh, lots of trebble.


That's because that's where the treble frequencies reside. Which is why you are supposed to mic a speaker off center so you can pick up the entire range of the speaker. And not the dust cone.

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#11
It's called 'speaker beam', very common though some amps suffer more than others.

Try sticking a cross of masking tape across the amp's grille cloth (I've also tried hanging a beermat on the grille over the centre of the speaker, to noticeable effect).

You can also go for some Bonamassa-style panels in front of your amp - with the added advantage of being able to crank it a little more!

#12
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#13
EVH talked about using dense foam on the front of his cab's for tone reasons and to not kill the Audience.