#1
Hey im currently running a C-1 Hellraiser w/emgs and a Marshall JVM head, my problem is my tone seems abit thin and isnt quie cutting through in a band situation, and i was wondering what would would be the best way to thicken it up so to speak..

I was thinking of getting a MXR line booster pedal as from the demos this seems to be what it does.
Any comments or suggestion greatly appreciated.
Thanks
#2
Boost your mids, boost the front end with an OD or EQ. Stuff like that.


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#3
Sounds like you're scooping your mids. Stop, now.

As a rule, if you mids are lower than about 4 or so, you're doing it wrong. An EQ pedal would help, but try using your amp's onboard EQ first.
#4
im not scooping my mids, there on about 6 at least usuly

Any ODS or EQS yuo would recomend?
#6
Quote by bass_monkey
im not scooping my mids, there on about 6 at least usuly

Any ODS or EQS yuo would recomend?

Might want to try boosting them a bit more, even. What's your treble like?

The 5150's are notorious for not getting a "thick" tone, though.
#8
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he has a jvm.

You just blew my mind..

Ha, I got his gear confused with a guy in another thread's.

I'm not as think as you stoned I am.
#9
well the problem is the "hellraiser with EMG's part". not a very thick tone, a bit bland but what are u gonna do, that's the guitar you have. anyways, the best thing you can do is turn your mids up a bit more. you can also try balancing your bass and treble out a bit. i don't know how you have it set, but turn ur bass up and your treble down (if it's too high anyways). i have my treble at 5, and bass at 7-8. as for cutting through for leads and stuff that MXR pedal is good, but try the 6 or 10 band EQ.
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#11
Maxon OD-9 and a MXR 108...I love mine but wish I wouldve went with the Maxon OD-9 pro+ check into that one...
#12
Quote by bass_monkey
Trebles usuly on about 7 possibly 8...


There's your problem, you already have a guitar with a thin tendency and you're boosting your treble. Try bass 7-8, mids 5-6 and treble on 5 and see where that takes you.
#15
Turn up the resonance a bit. On OD1/OD2 amber and red modes, the sound is naturally very compressed. How do you have your channel volumes and master volumes set up? Also, the gain past a certain point, depending on the guitar/pickups, acts more like a compression knob to me than an adding more gain knob. No need to use a boost or overdrive pedal. Take it from someone that has had a JVM for about as long as they've been out.