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I've got a Marshall MG100DFX, and my buddy's got a Line 6 Spider, I'm not sure what its called specifically but I'm pretty sure its 75 watts. Whenever we play together at a band practice or something, his amp is ALWAYS louder than mine. I dunno what it is, like mine sounds more muffled or something. I don't really have the contour up on my amp that much, which usually makes it really muffled sounding. He's usually playing on a Fender Strat and I usually play either a Epiphone Les Paul or a Schecter. Is his amp just better or what?
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What settings are your amps at?

If his eq has a higher mid or high then yours, you'll have to crank yours up to match it.

But for the most part, spiders are just loud.
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prepare for flaming on ur mg
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It sounds louder and brighter because he has single coils and you have humbuckers. He has his Mid up as well and you probably dont. Also, he probably is playing using the back pickups. The single coil will sound brighter and overpower the lower, fuller sound if you arent playing with distortion. Tell him to use his front pickups and tell him to lower his highs.
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oh yea. set the "contour" knob at 0. it will make it significantly louder.
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I think the MG will recieve less flaming in a match against the Spider.
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amps are also very directional, so maybe your ears are facing his amp, more than they are yours.play around with that too
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It sounds louder and brighter because he has single coils and you have humbuckers. He has his Mid up as well and you probably dont. Also, he probably is playing using the back pickups. The single coil will sound brighter and overpower the lower, fuller sound if you arent playing with distortion. Tell him to use his front pickups and tell him to lower his highs.

Actually he really doesnt use mid at all, he almost always has something like bass and treble all the way up and no mid. I usually play with some mid and alot of bass so I guess I could see how he could sound louder there. Also he broke the treble knob on his amp so cant really do much about that anymore.
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Drop the bass down increase the mids and turn your amp up. Single coils are brighter and cut through better epiphone humbuckers are abit muddy also.
#11
If you are using distortion get a distortion pedal and use the MG on the clean channel. It will give you more punch, less mud and probably sound a lot louder. Not urging you to get into a competition, but if you need more there it is.
#12
please don't post a video of your band on youtube or anything until you've both got new amps...

Firstly, louder does not equal better. secondly, more wattage does not equal louder. and there could be many reasons why it seems louder.
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please don't post a video of your band on youtube or anything until you've both got new amps...

Firstly, louder does not equal better. secondly, more wattage does not equal louder. and there could be many reasons why it seems louder.

Its not like im trying to be louder than him or anything, or just be loud for the hell of it, its just that you cant really hear what im playing when he is playing much louder and cutting through all other sound. Id just like to be heard when im playing something that i wrote and spent time on you know?

Oh and too late we already have a video on youtube...
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Its not like im trying to be louder than him or anything, or just be loud for the hell of it, its just that you cant really hear what im playing when he is playing much louder and cutting through all other sound. Id just like to be heard when im playing something that i wrote and spent time on you know?

Oh and too late we already have a video on youtube...

can we get a link for teh lawlz?

yeah, probably a combination of the pickups and the fact that the distortion on your MG, quite simply, sucks. +1 to the distortion pedal idea, if not a new amp to completely pwn his spider.
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Its not like im trying to be louder than him or anything, or just be loud for the hell of it, its just that you cant really hear what im playing when he is playing much louder and cutting through all other sound. Id just like to be heard when im playing something that i wrote and spent time on you know?

Oh and too late we already have a video on youtube...

i think you missed my point because i missed your point. i thought you were saying that your friends amp was better just because its louder, my bad.

i think a good idea would be to find out if anyone else can hear you, because it could just be that you can't hear yourself, but everyone else can. i know from experience that you can be stood directly in front of your amp and still not be able to pick out a single note from it, while everyone else can hear you clearly. if not, try putting your amp on top of some chairs or on a stand, or angling it upwards to help it project the less directional frequencies towards you so that you can hear the whole output better.
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lol a mg and a spider in a band. ****in awesome
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His sounds louder because he has a bright guitar and probably quite alot of mids dialed in. You have a darker sounding guitar and relatively few mids. Simply put, you've EQ'ed the amp wrong.

Dial some mids and you'll hear yourself. The guitar is a midrange instrument and without the mids dialed in, you'll just fade into the mix.
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An MG, a Spider, scooped mids... I shall pray Eric Johnson never finds you.
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I think the MG will recieve less flaming in a match against the Spider.

What? The spider is atually half-decent, the MG is just terrible
#23
Because your buddy is turning his up when no one notices because he wants to be louder then you and stand out more.
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I've got a Marshall MG100DFX, and my buddy's got a Line 6 Spider, I'm not sure what its called specifically but I'm pretty sure its 75 watts. Whenever we play together at a band practice or something, his amp is ALWAYS louder than mine. I dunno what it is, like mine sounds more muffled or something. I don't really have the contour up on my amp that much, which usually makes it really muffled sounding. He's usually playing on a Fender Strat and I usually play either a Epiphone Les Paul or a Schecter. Is his amp just better or what?

I think it also helps the spider spread the sound as its open back.Plus spiders are loud
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oh god, a spider and an mg, who lets these kids be in a band....

neither one is better because they both suck a chode.
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An MG, a Spider, scooped mids... I shall pray Eric Johnson never finds you.

was bumping this thread entirely necessary?
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Probably not, but his comment kinda made me lol.
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phew! i hate to be in the middle of that jam session.

anyway.. boost your mids.. cut your trebs a bit.. like the uld hippi suggested.. maybe try a pedal on the clean channel.

Usually if i want to run a distortion pedal.. i run it thru the gain channel on my amp. i always find the gain channel much less bright yielding a smoother tone.

and obviously i only have the gain on the amp around.. 1 or 2.
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was bumping this thread entirely necessary?


Why not, it didn't hurt anybody and we've got the tubes now so this thread has gotten purpose.