#1
Is it just me or when you put a SS amp on its back so that the speakers are facing upwards the tone suddenly changes and sounds like a pile of shit?
If this is the case if you mic up a SS amp where's the best place to put the mic? You get the best tone if you're standing above the amp so I guess right over it would be best.
That or my Cube 60 is screwed.
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#2
I always found placing the mic in front of the speaker worked best... and I've got a Cube 60 also for recording purposes it sounds better when its quieter, but not too quiet... around 3,4.
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#3
Does the tone get worse if you face the speaker up though?
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#4
Is your amp open backed? In that case, it sounds 'different' because it's suddenly close backed.
#5
the tone is probably the same, you are just hearing it differently by changing the arrangement/direction of the speaker. Try playing your amp in different rooms in your house. Try playing in the bathroom with the amp in the tub.
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the tone is probably the same, you are just hearing it differently by changing the arrangement/direction of the speaker. Try playing your amp in different rooms in your house. Try playing in the bathroom with the amp in the tub.


Brilliant advice Gutch.

But yeah I'm thinking it's just the way the sound is reflecting off your surroundings. Not 100% sure though.
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#7
i'm guessing he means with the water off. but yeah, mess with it, just off-axis with the mic maybe 2 inches away is what i use.
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it sounds worse because that high end treble is diffused before it gets to you, but when you aim it up you aim it right at you
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the tone is probably the same, you are just hearing it differently by changing the arrangement/direction of the speaker. Try playing your amp in different rooms in your house. Try playing in the bathroom with the amp in the tub.


hehe.

seriously, don't do that. you'll electrocute yourself.
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playing with your amp in the tub for recording actually sounds pretty cool if you position the mic properly, make sure theres no water in the tub though.
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....I never thought about putting an amp in the tub... but I practice my violin in the bathroom.
and especially in large bathrooms, it gives a nice echo sound.

but anyway.
I think a big deal with laying your amp on its back is if its an open back.
you lay it down....you close the back.
That may have something to do with it.
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playing with your amp in the tub for recording actually sounds pretty cool if you position the mic properly, make sure theres no water in the tub though.


yes. i guess gutch, if he weren't being evil as usual, meant to play in an empty bathtub.

but make sure there's no water in there.
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#13
yea, I meant with no water. the acoustics are better in a bathroom. It's really noticable with an acoustic guitar.
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^ what if you get it covered in water? do you have to, like, not shower for a week beforehand?

jeez. my guitars = staying out of the bathroom, i think.
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#15
I don't know what you mean.

Where I used to live, I had a huge bathroom upstairs with two sink, a walk-in shower, a window, etc, and it sounded really good in there.

Other times at my friends house, we would jam out in the adjacent room while keeping the mic in the bathroom and it was noticably different (not better or worse), but it sounded cool.

IMO the worst place to play is in a large unfinished basement. It kills your tone.
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^ hah, ok, we have small bathrooms then. And no basements.

I was kidding too.
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#17
Yeah I read once Hendrix prefered playing in the bathroom cause of the acoustics.