#1
So i've had my Ibanez TS-9 for about a year now, and it sounds great when playing at band practice, however, when i play at low volumes it sounds pretty muddy. It doesn't bother me that much as i love the tone at practice, but i have to turn the tone all the way up for good tone at low volumes, is this normal?

I use it over the clean channel, and it's a reissue btw.

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#2
You sure it's not the amp at low volumes?
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#3
Maybe, but i thought overdrives were supposed to replicate a valve amp breaking up without cranking it.
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#4
I really don't know your answer, but wouldn't that defeat the purpose of an attenuator? Not sure bro.
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#5
Overdrive basically just is a boost..... It should boost whatever channel you have it on. But no, it doesn't work like an attenuator. It's most likely your amp, especially since it's a tube amp. Has it always been muddy at low volumes?
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#6
Well, i used to run it through an MG100DFX (yeah, i know) and it was muddy through that. I thought getting a tube amp would solve the problem :S
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#7
Loud tube amps will always sound meh at bedroom levels.
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#8
Tubes sound good at high level but lose alot of tone when turned down low. If you want tube tone at bedroom levels a low watt amp is the way to go.
#9
yeah they do sound kind of muddy and harsh at lower volumes. it doesnt have to be really loud to sound good though. you just have to live with it, its frustrating though.
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