#1
I've been playing a year, on and off, and have only recently started to get seriously into playing. My question is, is there some kind of a trick to EQing amps, or some set of basic rules to follow? Whenever Im in a guitar store, there always seems to be a difference in tone between the guys who kinda know what theyre doing and the guys that are actually experienced.
#2
No. The best way is to look in the manual of the amp and see what presets the manufacturer recommends or descriptions they give. Some amps, like Mesa/Boogies, can be incredibly complicated to EQ properly. And not all amps have the same type of controls. I guess what you could do is turn everything half way up and just play with it. On most amps, treble or mid will give you the biggest tonal difference; this is especially true with mids and distortion.
Hi, I'm Peter
#4
There's also a sticky thread in the amp and gear section of sample setting for particular sounds...
It's a fine line between clever and stupid.
#5
i usually start at 5's and think 'hmm i want more bass..' and turn the bass up, etc.

some amps, have 'heavier' tone knobs if you know what i mean.