#1
i might be buying my good friends soldano avenger 50 watt and i am going to play it tommorow and i was curious what is a good starting place settings wise for a hardcore punk tone in the vain of agnostic front, sick of it all, the exploited and so on. my guitar is a fender strat with a lone seymour duncan distortion humbucker in the bridge.
#2
A good starting point would be to set all the controls to 5 and then use your ears to determine whether or not you need to add or remove gain or certain frequency ranges to get the kind of tone you want to hear.
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#3
Your best bet is to realize that you're using a freaking Soldano and it's gonna be hard to make it sound bad.
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#4
they are really easy to dial in from my experience. its not like you are EQing something with passive and active EQ's like a mesa mk (which still don't take that long).

as it has been said, set the EQ at noon. try the gain at noon and three o'clock. see what you like, it will probably be in that range. practice at a practical volume and turn it up (if you can) try it with and without a boost. dial around until you have what you like.

generally i never turn the mid knob under noon.
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#5
Quote by Blompcube
A good starting point would be to set all the controls to 5 and then use your ears to determine whether or not you need to add or remove gain or certain frequency ranges to get the kind of tone you want to hear.

Excellent starting points.

I'm not familiar with the bands you listed; however, play around with both the High and Low inputs in combination with the Presence and Depth knobs to find what works best in a band setting (like most amps, what sounds good in solo practice may need tweaks with the band).

The Hotrod 100 Avenger (has effects loop that the regular didn't) I had was very easy to dial, as mentioned. How much is he selling?