#1
i've got a tsl60, sounds kinda thin and untight
after USING THE SEARCHBAR i noticed many people solve this with a tubescreamer
an alternative i thought of would be simply using a graphic EQ. what if i were to really crank the input/output levels on it (refering to the dunlop 10 band EQ here)
the added level could act like a tubescreamer by pushing the tubes with more level, and then i could boost the low mids to tighten it up..i think the low mids are the frequency that would help most, i've heard the peavey 6505 has a lot of low mids, and its known as a very tight amp
think this could work?
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#2
Yup, you probably wouldn't even have to up the level, just boosting the frequencies you need should help you out. Either way I think an EQ like the MXR 10-band should be in every guitarists rig.
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#3
sounds good...always great to get advice from a registered sex offender;p
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#4
I think you're the first person to ever say anything about that.
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#7
tone wise, does anyone think one is better than the other?
i think the EQ could be more usefull for me, especially for recording things, but if a screamer will work better i may go for that...leaning towards EQ right now though
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#10
sorry ts but most likely the best way right here isn't hitting two birds with one stone
you will most likely have to get both to really be satisfied
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#11
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I think an EQ is the way to go, more sculpting power.

At the cost of noise. I dunno, I guess EQ's just don't do it for me.
#12
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At the cost of noise. I dunno, I guess EQ's just don't do it for me.


It's all in the setup, you don't actually want to boost too many frequencies. For whatever frequency you boost a tiny bit, a tiny bit has to come off it's sister frequency to avoid a boost in volume, and hence, noise.
#13
I would get an overdrive, it will solve a lot of problems. It surprises me though that you think a Marshall TSL lacks mids and then say a 5150 is rich with mids. The TSL60 is a good amp, so just an overdrive will tighten it up.
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#14
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At the cost of noise. I dunno, I guess EQ's just don't do it for me.


Neither, I never saw their benefit but I can udnerstand their inclusion with some. I would just tweak the knobs on my amp, because an EQ usually falsifies tone a bit anyway. Plus, I can use my MuRF as an Eq if I really need to anyway, which I don't.
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#15
I would spend the money on new tubes, personally. I think Marshall use rebranded Sovteks - which tend to be somewhat thin and trebly. An EQ might compensate a little but it won't solve the problem.

My other suggestion is to turn the volume up!
#16
i use a Tubescreamer and an MXR 6 Band EQ through my DSL. I use the OD for some extra gain and tighten up the low end, and the EQ is in the FX loop for minor tweaks if i need (to reduce the mid hump of the tubescreamer a little or kick it up as a boost or for a fatter tone)

depends how far you're bringing the mids down, if you bring em down ultimately then your tone will sound thin and trebly. i go down no less than 4-5 with the TS on.
#17
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^o rly?

I think an EQ is the way to go, more sculpting power.


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#18
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I would get an overdrive, it will solve a lot of problems. It surprises me though that you think a Marshall TSL lacks mids and then say a 5150 is rich with mids. The TSL60 is a good amp, so just an overdrive will tighten it up.

I would agree that the 5150 has a bit more low mids than the TSL60, but certainly not more high mids.
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#21
whew,thanks for all the posts
mids-i find the tsl has lots of high mids, but not very much tight low mids. i've seen threads talking about 5150/6505's saying they are rather tight becuz of the low mids in them.
the other guitar player in my band has a spiderIII combo..even it seems to have more low mids then my tsl, though it does sound pretty sterile.
keep in mind this is all through an epi les paul pups
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#22
for tone reference, think slipknot/killswitch...im not really looking for either exact tone, but references...and nevermore too, more than anything.jeff loomis has a sick tone
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