#1
hey,
i am filling in for the lead player of a different band next saturday and i will be forced to use my **** amp.
when i mic it, the treble is always too harsh. even on a setting like
Mid:5
Treb: 3
Bass: 6-8
it is somewhat harsh and doesn't cut through well. but i can't raise the mid or else it sounds like rats ass (even in a band situation)

any ideas? thanks.

and more replies to my other thread please the one called "My Idea.."
#2
why are you forced to use your ****ty one?
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#3
well if you have a presence control try that, or you can use the neck pickup. Also you might wanna lookit what kinda mic your usin... if its really ****ty then that can happen, also move the mic closer to you cone cuz this adds bass a few db. Hope this helps. if its not cutting thru, then try turning your distortion down ( i assume your usin some ) and your volume up. if your clean, i dont really know how to help, then just crank it!!
#5
okay, well itll be mic'ed with what has always sounded good to me, just like most others. a Shure SM57. and i usually place the mic about an inch away at an angle about a centimeter below the center of the cone (meaning. its at an angle, a cm below if you get that)
yep.

when i poiint the mic directly at the center of the cone it gets harsh. ill try again though & adjust the mixer settings since ill be at the place before showtime

as to why im forced to use my **** amp, its because if you've read my other thread i am looking to buy two preamps and a poweramp for diff. sounds so for some funds i sold my old head because the preamps would be a million times better soundtone.
and im at that point in between purchasing something.

EDIT: i use my bridge pickup for everything but certain solos, and most clean parts.
#6
well if its going through i mixer, you could try to drop the trebles through the mixer.

Also i dont know if the speaker could be contributing to the trebly sound but if it is you could take the back off the combo (again assuming its a combo) and then unplug the cable going into the speaker and plug it into one of your cabs and see if that makes a difference.
#7
hmm.. i could try that 'thesumoftwo' and i play with the back off much of the time anyway it sounds better to me. i guess ill try it with it on also.

so yeah, ill do that now and tell you guys what i think. O_O
#8
kay i tried it with the back. it seemed to digital sounding and boomy,
it is SS so it wont sound all that great, but its not AS crap with it off.
#9
Hmmm...mics can be screwy. You can try different positions and angles and distances all day but I think your best bet would just be to adjust the mixer settings