#1
Hey Guys,

One thing that I could definitely learn a lot more about is the different settings on my amp. I was wondering if there were any good guides or helpful tips on understanding highs, lows, mids, etc. I'd love to be able to know exactly how to achieve a sound that I have in my head as opposed to just randomly tweaking a few knobs here and there.

Can anyone help?
#2
What kind of amp do you have?
Fender Deluxe Player Strat
Fender Musicmaster
Takamine EAN10C
B-52 AT-100
Jet City JCA20H
MXR Phase 90
PolyTune Mini
Strymon El Capistan
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#5
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Hey Guys,

One thing that I could definitely learn a lot more about is the different settings on my amp. I was wondering if there were any good guides or helpful tips on understanding highs, lows, mids, etc. I'd love to be able to know exactly how to achieve a sound that I have in my head as opposed to just randomly tweaking a few knobs here and there.

Can anyone help?


honestly the best way to learn your amp is to just sit and tweak. start with the tone controls at 5 (mid point) and just adjust each one up or down. listen to how it effects the sound. after a while you'll understand more about low, mids and highs. from there it's just a matter of listening and adding or subtracting each until you get the sound you want (within reason). hands on experience beats settings threads by a mile.
#6
A lot of amps have different tonestacks in them too so there isn't really much of a "universal" way to tweak. You just have to get comfortable with the quirks of each amp. That being said, there's a pretty much accepted range of frequencies that count as lows, mids and highs but that's more of a guideline than anything else.
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Standard Tele (modded to Nashville specs)
Reverend Roundhouse

Orange Rockerverb 50 MKI
Vox AC4c1
Jet City JCA20H

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