#1
When I play my guitar through my amp the distortion sounds fuzzy. How do I get rid of it? Here's the gear I'm using. My style is oldschool 90's hardcore/metalcore.

Epiphone SG (double humbucker pickups)
Roland 20x Cube amp
Metal Stack (built-in distortion)
Bass:2
Mid:8
Treble:4
Gain:5
Last edited by Leonid Vilkov at Jul 12, 2014,
#2
Maybe turn down your mids a bit, I thought mid-scooping was outright cliche with heavy gain lovers. New pups, if they're stock, may help. And/or an amp upgrade.
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#3
Good amount of mids is nice, but too much and it's too in your face.

But really, you would need a good (tube) amp. They are most often always more fuller sounding.

They also produce a nicer more organic high frequency range.

If you really have too much high frequencies, then an EQ pedal could fix it.

Keep in mind that (traditional) SG type guitar have more upper mid range bite/snarl than for example a les paul.

That being said, especially pickups make a big difference in fullness over the whole EQ range. Cheap pickups often have fizz or annoying high end or flubby sounding lower mids.

Also, pure solid state distortion tones do seem to have a harder time getting a richer high end most of the time.

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#7
@xxdarrenxx I would by a tube amp, but I don't have the money for one. The pickups are the standard double humbuckers from the factory. They don't have covers on them so the pickups are bare like strat pickups. What exactly are you saying I should do?
#8
Save more money. A pupgrade may help a little. Stock Epi pups are horrible. But you can't expect a $100 amp to be perfect. You've gotta pay to play (with good tone...for the most part).
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#9
Up the bass, lower the mids and gain slightly, bridge humbucker, and IIRC use the other distortion sound. Never liked the metal stack on the cubes.
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