#1
in a garage band setting, where should i place my vox ad30vt to get the loudest, best sound out of it? if i place it on the ground my rhythm parts arne't covered by the drums, but when i solo you can't hear it really well. should i put it in a chair? or facing in a certain direction?
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#2
I would say to put it in a chair and slant it up a little bit. If you can't use a chair, just prop it up against a wall or something.
But some other people might have a little better advice
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#3
I'd put it at about a 60 degree angle from you, personally. Anything much closer and your tone's going to sound a bit harsh, much farther and you won't be able to hear yourself. Still, you must have a hella loud drummer... When I practiced with my old Cube 15 I only had the volume around 7, and it came through another guitar, bass, and drums fine.

You're not scooping your mids, are you?
#4
Quote by hrdcorelaxplaya
I'd put it at about a 60 degree angle from you, personally. Anything much closer and your tone's going to sound a bit harsh, much farther and you won't be able to hear yourself. Still, you must have a hella loud drummer... When I practiced with my old Cube 15 I only had the volume around 7, and it came through another guitar, bass, and drums fine.

You're not scooping your mids, are you?


how would scooping you mids effect volume? ( no one ever taught me )
#5
Quote by woodsballplayer
how would scooping you mids effect volume? ( no one ever taught me )

The majority of the frequencies that come out of your guitar are mids. By scooping your mids, you're eliminating a lot of your "punch". It might not seem quieter at first, but in a practice situation it's quite noticeable.

I've noticed that higher- end tube amps are more responsive to EQ, as well. On my Mesa's clean channel, I can literally shake the room with the mids at a regular level, then scoop them and hear an incredible difference in volume.
#6
What's your current eq settings?
When I had my spider II 30 watter, although my tone wasn't great, I could get over a drummer fairly well with proper EQing.
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#7
well, i just came back from practice, and i tilted my amp back, and that helped a lot. i made the other kid turn his amp down, and i cranked the treble and mids on the boutique overdrive setting, and got a very nice plexi lead tone.
My Gear:
Fender 60th Anniversary Standard Strat
Vox AD30VT
Big Muff Pi.
#8
Good job.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator