Amp setting for alt. rock/metal

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by recode, Sep 17, 2013.


  1. recode

    recode

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    Hi guys! I like playing some stuff like Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Red, Pillar, Skillet and etc. But i really dont know how to set up a bass amp, mostly i mean EQ. Usualy i scoop the mids, on the amp i got setting: bass 12 o clock, low mid, mid and high mid at about 10, treble 12 and im using Behringer BDI to make my sound valvish, on the pedal eq is flat, but a bit boosted bass. Does anyone know EQ settings and gear of those guy?
  2. RickenBoogie

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    EQ is tricky, and a lot depends on the rest of your gear, and your own unique style of playing. But, scooped mids is usually not the best way to get a good bass tone in a band mix. In fact, try setting everything at noon, and boosting the low mids a tad. Should get you started at least. Then, read the stickies at the top of the amps page to get a better understanding on how all this stuff really works.
  3. recode

    recode

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    I think in such music, i dont want to really cut throug the mix, i want to support my band with my bass, but in some part of songs when im playing higher notes, i want them to by heard. Over all i found boosting mids makes my sound muddy. especilly low mids.
  4. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

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    With out knowing specifics about your gear "12 o'clock" doesnt mean anything as far as settings go.
  5. RickenBoogie

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    Yeah, that's right. If we knew exactly what gear we're talking about, it would help. The 12 o clock suggestion was just a starting point, but could be way off, depending.
  6. Scott Sauna

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    I would boost mids and highs while getting rid of a tad of lows. Always works wonder for me. Maybe very light overdrive while your at it.
  7. recode

    recode

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    Im using The Ashdown combo, i dont remember the model. its old and its looks like Evo models, it has bass, low mid, mid, high mid, treble. And bass im using is old Jackson reworked bass, i have dimarzio pickups on it and it has mahagony body and neck. Also im using behringer BDI, it makes my sound a lot better.

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