#1
ever noticed that when you have pretty high distortion on a solid state amp and moderately high volume, palm mutes seem to bellow (for lack of a better term) in the amp? i've noticed it in a friend's marshall mg15watt and mg50watt. i also noticed this happens to my crate 30 watt and 120watt, but at higher volumes for the 120w.

i turned the lows down, but the noise still occurs. should i turn the mids down a bit too?
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
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#3
hmm okay. and adjust what with the eq?
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#4
Turn the volume down. I know it sounds like a terrible thing to do, but its probably the only way to solve that problem. My amp does the same thing if you turn it past 7 or so.
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#5
haha it does sound terrible. but yeah i'll have to go with that too. is it just a solid state issue or is it the speakers?
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
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#6
Well, speakers move more when you put more power into them, so you chugging on a palm mute might be causing more speaker excursion at high volume, giving you that "bellowing" sound. You might want to try a higher wattage speaker.
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#7
ah, so a speaker with more handling... how much more? the 4 speakers i have are 25 or 30 watts each, crate isn't too clear whether it's a 100w or 120w cab. 50w each enough?

... and i'm out of money
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
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Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A Who To Listen To List 2008