#1
Okay, I know a guitar inside and out, but I'm an amp noob.

The one I am playing on right now gives me a very good sound, it is a Peavey Renown 212 Solo series. I don't know the wattage or anything like that, and I can't find any information on it online. It was a hand-me down from my uncle.

Anyways, It has all these functions that I don't know how to use to do different things.
It has gain, reverb, equilization knobs, but no master volume knob.

Up until recently, I was just greatful to have a half decent amp, but now I want to know how to actually use it effectively.

Like I said, this is embarrasing, but I just don't know the first thing about amps, but I could tell you every little detail of a guitar.
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#2
The best way to know what the settings do is to experiment with them.
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#3
the equalization knobs adjust your levels. like, if you want a deeper, softer sound, turn up the bass, and maybe turn down the treble. also, gain gives the amp the distortion, and reverb makes it sound like you're playing in a hall, like an echo in simple terms. as for no master volume knob, cant help you there
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#4
Thanks, I feel pretty stupid asking about this stuff, but no one has ever really explained it to me before.

It has different sets of knobs:

[Lead Gain]
Pull Bright
Saturation
Post

[Equilization]
low
mid
pull thick
presence

[Normal Gain]
Pull Bright
Post

[Equilization]
Low
Paramio
Shift
High

the [] words are the categories, and the lists are the knobs, each go from 0 to 10.

Why does it have 2 of each? and would someone explain which does what?
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Quote by John Frusciante
Music isn't the Olympics. It's not about showing other people what you can do with a piece of wood in your hands that has strings on, it's about making sounds that are good.
Last edited by Spartan070sarge at May 25, 2008,