#1
I'm using a Schecter Damien 6 with EMG h4/h4a pickups, and a 75w Line 6 Spider 3 amp.


The only problem is that when I play it sounds a lot worse than it should sound. Is there a reason, or do I just need a better amp/pickup?
#2
Quote by DlMEBAG_DARRELL
I'm using a Schecter Damien 6 with EMG h4/h4a pickups, and a 75w Line 6 Spider 3 amp.


The only problem is that when I play it sounds a lot worse than it should sound. Is there a reason, or do I just need a better amp/pickup?



Both. Get a tube amp, and if you like EMGs, get their 81/85 or 81/60.
Last edited by Ehosteda at Mar 18, 2008,
#3
The amp will be seen as the main offender. I don't know what that guitar is like, but I played a 75W spider 3 half stack and it sounds like ass.
#4
The guitar's not as bad as the amp. Get a new amp and maybe a pickup change.
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#6
the guitar is ok... but you need to get rid of that amp

edit: what kind of music do you play? have a budget?

metal i presume
#7
Quote by DlMEBAG_DARRELL
any recommendations for an amp?


What style do you play? I assume metal? Whats your price range?
#8
well, dimebag, seeing as how you have your own line of krank amps, i would check those out.
i play an 8 string
#9
What style of music are you playing to?
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#10
Styles? Budget?
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#11
Well nothing above 1000, Id rather spend something like 500.

And I play metal... Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Maiden, etc.
#12
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Well nothing above 1000, Id rather spend something like 500.

And I play metal... Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Maiden, etc.


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A used Mesa F-50 might be nice. So would a used Peavy 5150
Last edited by Ehosteda at Mar 18, 2008,
#13
I own that same amp and a Schecter C-1 EX Baritone Blackjack, and, just like 99% of all UG'ers, I play to Metal. Demon Hunter, and other Metalcore bands. I have spent quite a bit of time dialing in my Line 6 and can get some really good distortion for the genre of music you play to. I would suggest spending time, unlike most of the people who buy Spider IIIs and then complain about their tone, dialing it in and working with it, there are a ton of tones that are in that amp.
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#14
I use the preset for Master of Puppets, then play the song and it still sounds bad. Also, will a pedal help at all?
#15
Quote by DlMEBAG_DARRELL
I use the preset for Master of Puppets, then play the song and it still sounds bad. Also, will a pedal help at all?


Pedals + Modeling Amp = No (usually)
#16
Quote by DlMEBAG_DARRELL
I use the preset for Master of Puppets, then play the song and it still sounds bad. Also, will a pedal help at all?



That's exactly my point, you arent creating your own presets, it sounds much better after dialing in the tone that you want.
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#17
if you had a bit more money i would suggested a Marshall 2203KK and a 1960A cab but it seems that you don't want to spend the money. Maybe a used 5150
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#19
+1 to the Used Peavey 5150
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#21
Quote by turtlewax
Whats so bad about line 6? They sound awesome for a solid state amp!

The Spiders sound like crap, even for a solid state. Maybe some of their other amps are good, but that spider is just terrible. And I'm not just talking crap, I have one.
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#22
Quote by turtlewax
Whats so bad about line 6? They sound awesome for a solid state amp!


I used to think the same thing. They can be good for recording but they are
pretty weak. It sucks when you are playing a cool song and when you get
to the solo...the volume starts to die on the higher frets when you go for one
of those sick bends...and the sustain just fizzles out. Thats when you wish you
had more power. It's okay if you play with one. just get the most you can out of
it. Upgrading to a new amp isnt gonna solve all your problems. If you cant pin
down the core of your sound with a cheap amp ..something will still be missing
when u upgrade to the new amp.

Those Hz's are a pretty cool set. I like the natural vibrato they have. Its kinda
violin like. The actives will sound the same except it will be like adding a 50hp
shot of NOS. You will lose that natural vibrato..but they will make ungodly sounds.

Active pups and tube amps are a waste of money until you actually upgrade to
them...then it is impossible to go back.

Dont even think about active pups with the spider They are too hot and they
usually dont make a difference like really hot overdrives pedals.
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