#1
so a few days ago i was giging with a friend in his basement
and for some reason my amp sounded completely different.
it had a lot more gain and bass and fuller sound
the volume was pretty much the same.

only different things that were used:
different cab (yet the same 1960b)
speaker cable
power supply cable

neither of the places had any acoustic treatments by the way.

what the heck man?
#2
Acoustics of the room can dramatically alter your tone.
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#3
is there anything to do with the fact that im using a 3 prong old power cable?
if im not mistaken his didnt have a ground and looked abit different on the part that connects to the amp...
Last edited by VeilSide at Jul 5, 2014,
#4
Quote by VeilSide
is there anything to do with the fact that im using a 3 prog old power cable?
if im not mistaken his didnt have a ground and looked abit different on the part that connects to the amp...

Nope.

Room acoustics make a HUGE difference in your sound.
Room size, materials, shape, etc all impact your sound.
#6
Back your amp up near a wall and add 3db to the bass. Back it into a corner and add 6db to the bass. It's a physics thing.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

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#7
What he means is, "If you back your amp up near a wall, it will add 3db to the bass, if you back it into a corner, it will add 6dB...". He's not telling you to do that.

So... you could try turning down the bass on the amp a bit if that's what is bothering you.
Last edited by rigatele at Jul 6, 2014,
#8
My amp sounds wildly different depending on whether I leave the door open or not.

Acoustics of the room have a dramatic effect, as well as placement.
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#9
Quote by VeilSide
oh well, can anything be done about it?


Acoustically treat the room if it bothers you. Thats why its done, to minimize the effects of room acoustics, reflections that can introduce both massive dips and peaks to the sound. Those huge paddings on the wall you see in studios and some home theaters are not for the looks you know. :p

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Last edited by MaaZeus at Jul 6, 2014,
#10
Drapes work. You normally only need to hang them on two adjacent walls. Point the amp at one of them. The room will still sound a bit lively but it will stop the whole echo chamber thing.
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