#1
Alright, w/ my current rig, I cant get a good sound no matter how hard I try and no matter how much I fiddle around w/ the settings. Everyone Ive asked hasnt been able to help much at all, so I figured maybe someone could give some good advice here.

My guitar right now is an Epiphone Standard Les Paul. Not the best, but I'm pretty happy w/ it. Not really any problems there.

However I have 2 bigger amps as of right now, and I'm not real happy w/ either of em. My first one is a Crate Vintage Club 50, all tube. I've had it for a few years and I've always hated the damn thing. Ive only heard good things about the amp, and it seems that I'm the only person on the face of this Earth who hasnt been satisfied w/ it. The sound is quite grainy and putting any treble or mid at all on either channel makes it sound unlistenable in a screeching-way. The only way to get a half decent tone is to set the volume at 2.5, the gain at 7.5, and the bass at 6.5, w/ both the mid and treble at 1. And even that sounds kinda lame. Idk if the speakers blown, if the tubes need replacing, if it just isnt the right amp for me, etc. Anyone know why Im having these problems?

Next I got a Fender Deluxe 900 DynaTouch 112 Combo. Its ok I guess, although of the 7 timbre filters it contains, only 1 or 2 of em are decent. It sounds good at a lower volume, but the sound changes immensely as soon as the volume is set past 3. Playing anything on the high E or B string at these volumes hurts my ears, and cranking up the bass only makes the sound muddier. Im happier w/ this one then the other amp tho.

I've been debating what to do for months now. Im at the point where I have enough original songs and know enough cover tunes that I want to start gigging, but I cant get a good sound from either amp when the volume is turned up. Im not sure whether I should try and sell both amps and get a brand new one, if I should invest in a distortion pedal/other pedals to get the sound I'm looking for, or if there is a way to get either amp to sound better.

Btw neither clean channel on the amp sounds all that great at high volumes either.

Some of the artists I like to cover are Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Hendrix, The Beatles, Aerosmith, The Clash, and The Rolling Stones. I'd like a medium amount of distortion (Like Oasis' 90's albums and U2's "Vertigo"), as well as a good clean sound.

Thanks in advance, sorry for the real long post. I'm really desperate right now tho, cuz I really am frustrated w/ my rig's sound.
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#3
a vox ac30 would be perfect for you
Gear:

MIA Fender Stratocaster
Jackson Kelly KE3
Ibanez Universe
Marshall JCM 800
Orange Jim Root Terror
Mesa 2x12
Ovation Custom Balladeer
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#4
Hmm, On the Crate, maybe a new set of Tubes will set you straight.

Go to www.eurotubes.com

Give Bob Pletka a call, tell him your situation, and how you'd like the amp to sound. He'll set you up right, and ship you some JJ's.
Gear:

Guitars
Martin DSR
Taylor 214e
Fender Strat
Epiphone 335 Dot
Carlo Robelli Acoustic

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1978 Fender Pro Reverb
Boss Blues Driver
Boss Super Overdrive
EHX Holy Grail
Boss DD-20 Giga Delay
#5
that's the problem with fender amps, to trebly to get a good distortion sound. try boosting the mids and cutitn gthe treble and keep the drive somewhere around 5 or 6
#6
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a vox ac30 would be perfect for you


those are a bit out of my price range... are the AD series any good?

and yea, any advice on how I should try to sell 1 or both of my amps? I guess a music store would be a safe bet, but Im guessing I wouldnt get a ton of money from it. Im kinda debating between Ebay and the classified section in my newspaper, although Im not really sure how much I should try to sell the amps for...
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