#1
Guides to learning how to sort out the EQ of an amplifier?


I've been playing around with the sounds of mine for a while, to no avail.

Something which properly helps in learning what each knob does so I can find the sounds I'm looking for?

To be honest, I'm also having trouble setting my delay exactly how I want it, but for the moment it's not that important.
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The best EQ settings depends on your gear and the sound you're looking for.

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The best EQ settings depends on your gear and the sound you're looking for.

GG&A is going to help you way more than the pit ever will.



+1

do that


And also just spend a few days playing with it, The best way to learn is playing around with it and having fun I reckon
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Start with all your EQ knobs at 12 o'clock. Then move each one up and down, taking notice of how it affects the sound. Now return them all to 12 o'clock and adjust them. Best way on most amps is mids then bass then treble. Dial it in to where it sounds best to your ear at each stage one by one in that order.
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This is more of a trick for finding tone on an amp for recording but it should work for you.

Turn the gain all the way up on your amp with a guitar plugged in so you can hear the amp hiss.
turn all the EQ dials down so the hiss is barely audible.
start turning the dials i.e. bass up to the point where you feel theres enough of that frequency range in the hiss.
Once you feel the hiss sounds like it "should" turn the gain down to where you would normally have it and try playing some riffs to see if it sounds good to you.

If you feel it needs more bite try adding more treble, if it needs more body add some mids and if it needs more oomph try the bass.

Hope that helps man, it could be junk for you but just keep trying you'll get it eventually.
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Start with all your EQ knobs at 12 o'clock. Then move each one up and down, taking notice of how it affects the sound. Now return them all to 12 o'clock and adjust them. Best way on most amps is mids then bass then treble. Dial it in to where it sounds best to your ear at each stage one by one in that order.


+1

if it's too bright, turn down the treble. if it's not bright enough, turn the treble up.

if it's too bassy (or not tight enough/too muddy on the bass) turn down the bass. if it's too "light" on the bass, turn the bass up.

if it's too "honky", turn the mids down. If it's too "hollow-sounding" ("scooped"), turn the mids up.

That's a bit of an oversimplification, as EQ knobs are often interactive, but as a basic guide, hopefully it helps a little.
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Interaction is why I said to EQ it in that particular order. That's why it's easier to do it in that order. You don't have to backstep after adjusting the next knob. Well, not as much anyway.
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yeah that's what i figured
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