#1
I mainly play a lot of metal but lately been goin through a lot of old sublime

and i just cant seem to get that sound...it just sounds to deep and not enough pop or sumthing

wat kind of tuning or setting on my amp should i be running?
#3
Just the basic Ibanez starter package

simple 15w amp, doesnt have overdrive and clean switch if that helps
#4
well are you playng guitar or bass? since this is the 'guitar and bass basics' forum.
seeing that i play lots of ska as well, on guitar, you wanna go for a bright sound. Ska chords are typically played by upstroking a bar chord or whatever kinda chord and you usually strike the top 3 strings. On your amp i would turn up treble on the eq for the clean channel. always have your pickup on the treble pickup too. if your guitar is a guitar suited for metal, then that really bright sound may be a bit harder to get. if you are playing bass, then any tone will do. Ive heard ska bands where the bass sound is really fat and smooth (which i think sounds better for ska), and ive also heard it where the bass has a really trebly punk tone. hope this helps


edit: ah i now see you are playing guitar. ignore my comments bout bass then.