#1
so i know this has probably been asked a lot, i tried to search bar but it was too hard.
so anyway
whats the difference between british and american voiced amps? i cant really figure it out even comparing two of them next to each other.


if you could be very detailed in your responses, that'd be great, I really wanna get the nuances of their differences, that'd be great.
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#2
No problem.
British amps tend to have a lot of focus on mids, while American voiced amps have more extended highs and lows. Compare a Marshall JCM800 to a Peavey 6505+ and you should have some idea of what I'm talking about.

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#3
thanks, happy new year to you too.
how would the difference affect a metal player who doesnt scoop his mids? SWIM usually has his mids up all the way with treble at 9 o'clock and bass at 12 o'clock.
and the gain maxed of course
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[EDIT] I forgot to quote both your guys comments I am refering to with mine so here they are:
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thanks, happy new year to you too.
how would the difference affect a metal player who doesnt scoop his mids? SWIM usually has his mids up all the way with treble at 9 o'clock and bass at 12 o'clock.
and the gain maxed of course

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No problem.
British amps tend to have a lot of focus on mids, while American voiced amps have more extended highs and lows. Compare a Marshall JCM800 to a Peavey 6505+ and you should have some idea of what I'm talking about. Happy new year BTW

You get better tone with using more mids, especially with solos. This is probably why I like British voiced amps better. The guitar is a midrange instrument anyways. Cutting the mids is like gutting the core of the guitar's voice. I like mids set to at least 3/4 around 4:00 and treble a little less than half around 11:00. I used to not like that much bass having it less than half but now I add more bass too around 2:00. I also usually set my guitar's tone knobs mid way.

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You get better tone with using more mids, especially with solos. The guitar is a midrange instrument anyways. Cutting the mids is like gutting the core of the guitar's voice. I like mids almost at least 3/4 around 4:00 and treble a little less than half around 11:00. I used to not like that much bass having it less than half but now I add more bass too around 2:00.


cool sotry bro, but you said a whole lot of nothing there. I asked HOW an amp focused on mids would affect me as opposed to one based on lows and highs when i play with those settings.
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lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


Call me Mike, all my friends do.
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cool sotry bro, but you said a whole lot of nothing there. I asked HOW an amp focused on mids would affect me as opposed to one based on lows and highs when i play with those settings.


This is a subjective thing only you can determine for yourself. I guess it depends on which voiced amp you identify with the most, plus each amp would get different EQ settings to compensate based on how you want to get the sound you want. Sorry no one can answer this but you through trail and error to develop your own unique sound.
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This is a subjective thing only you can determine for yourself. I guess it depends on which voiced amp you identify with the most, plus each amp would get different EQ settings based on how you want to get the sound you want. Sorry no one can answer this but you through trail and error to develop your own unique sound.

damn
ok thanks, i guess i just gotta go to GC and talk teh retards into letting me use the good amps
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lol wowow you guys dont know good music then... get out of your deth metal and screamo ruts and listen to something that has emotion in the music...


Call me Mike, all my friends do.