#1
Ive got a Peavey 5150 combo amp and for the life of me cannot get a good metal tone thats not harsh without completely sounding muddy without treble. What do you suggest i do?
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#2
i have the same amp but i dont play metal so i can try to help. i never had any harshness with it though

if the presence is turned up though it will sound harsh

my settings are normally bass at 9 oclock or 2 oclock depending on what im playing.
mids at 4 o clock and treble at about 1 or 2 o clock.
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#3
Quote by flyingcheckmark
Ive got a Peavey 5150 combo amp and for the life of me cannot get a good metal tone thats not harsh without completely sounding muddy without treble. What do you suggest i do?



What are your settings on everything?

Are you running any pedals?

Is it doing this on all of your guitars?

(if not), then what pickups are in the particular guitar?
#4
My settings are gain 5-6 mid2-3 high 5 res 8 pres4-5 ( i dont hear much of a difference in the presence untill you get into the higher register)

Guitar Jackson dxmg with emg hz(passive pickups)

pedal is just a noise suppressor
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Jackson JS30RR
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Boss Noise Suppressor
CFH Wah
Jackson Demmelition King V(I wish)
#5
Raise your mids.

Start with everything at 5. Then tweak.
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#7
part of the problem could be your pickups (odds are they are going to really push out a lot of treble). i much prefer the tone i get out of my 5150 combo when i use my Godin guitar with Godin pickups (which i am guessing are similar to a seymour duncan custom custom) than with my Gibson with stock pickups. the gibson stock pickups have a lot of treble which makes it more difficult to EQ a tone i like.

best advice is to set everything at 5 and work your way from there, odds are you'll need to keep your presence around 4 and maybe even a lil lower, like 3 or something. all you can do is just play with the eq as much as you can.