#1
So I currently love my tone, but I noticed at our last show, my guitar has a hard time cutting through the mix. Its almost always on the clean channel with a little bit of break-up with my telecaster. (Alternative/Indie Rock)

Basically, I want to brighten/round up my sound while cutting through the mix more. Should I adjust the bright caps (or whatnot) in my amp, or get a COMPRESSION or an EQ pedal.

If you could, recommend some pedals in the <$150 area. Thanks
Gear

Epiphone les paul Standard (sunburst)

Crate Vintage Club 50

Ibanez TS9 (Turbo Version?)

Alvarez Jumbo Acoustic
Last edited by Rockerdude135 at Jun 29, 2010,
#2
Cutting through the mix usually involves more mids. Even though it might not sound good when you play by your own, it can sound awesome in a band situation.
#4
I havn't replaced the stock speakers, would that really help?

btw, im using a 50 watt crate vc, and theres not a mid control on the clean channel
Gear

Epiphone les paul Standard (sunburst)

Crate Vintage Club 50

Ibanez TS9 (Turbo Version?)

Alvarez Jumbo Acoustic
#5
How do you know you're not cutting through the mix? Did the audience tell you? Your monitors/stage volume don't reflect anything...

If you really do need to cut in more, make sure your volume is where it needs to be. Otherwise, you have a few options

Speakers swap to something with more mids. Celestion v30 or wgs vet30 are a good place to start

EQ your amp for more mids. If you need to, put an EQ pedal in your loop and bring up the mids ,and some a little highs. Check out the mxr 6 or 10 band

You can also look into a clean boost to use for your leads. I recommend the catalinbread super chili picoso