#1
Have you ever noticed that when people aren't very good at guitar but they kind of know what they are doing the turn the Gain/distortion all they way up? I noticed this when my friend was at my house, he turned up my gain all the way and was doing the intro to Back in Black. And in guitar class last year, this guy was trying to show off how good he was so he turned his gain up all the way and tryed to do a solo.

EDIT: I'm not saying there's anything wrong with alot of gain, I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen people use it as a 'cover up.'

So I was just curious, if anyone else has seen this.
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#3
Well of course. It's the musical equivalent of making a crappy meal and then covering it with ketchup.
#4
No I'm not saying theres anything wrong, but if you are trying to cover up that you can't do a chord don't use alot of gain because it can sound pretty bad.
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Quote by smb
Well of course. It's the musical equivalent of making a crappy meal and then covering it with ketchup.


Who doesn't like ketchup on crappy meals?

Gain can be used in a plethora of scenarios that don't involve covering up crappy playing.
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#6
I always have my gain all the way up

sounds good to me
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#7
i used to do that all the time, then i realized what was going on and played on clean or unplugged for a while and now my gain's back up so that i can learn to play with high distortion without extra harmonics or unwanted noises
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#8
I don't turn it all the way up, I back off the gain once the amp starts to lose definition.
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as long as it has no mid im good =]
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I don't turn it all the way up, I back off the gain once the amp starts to lose definition.


This. There's a very fine line between a good high gain sound and so much gain your playing sounds like mush.
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