My GK MB115-ii is compressing lows?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Tupac, Jan 6, 2014.


  1. Tupac

    Tupac

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    Used to have an Acoustic B10 for my 2 and a half years of playing. I practice with headphones exclusively and borrow my instructor's fancy rig for shows. Got a GK MB115-ii. Totally sick amp, but I notice it seems to compress a lot of things that the B10 didn't. The headphone tone on the B10 was great, it was very bright and clear. The GK has a distinctly different tone, and no matter how I play with the gain and master volume, it seems like those low E string notes are compressed a bit.
  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Are you sure you are not confusing sustain from a better design with compression? Where are your EQ settings at.
  3. Tupac

    Tupac

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    Everything at 12 oclock. And no I am not sure.
  4. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Try Treble 10:00, High mids 1:00, Low mids 11:00 and Bass 9:00 for close to "flat" response and adjust from there (you most likely won't like it) :). Your B10 had a much different voice but time to start from "square one" and learn what those knobs do. The G-K will let your low end ring out longer than the B10.
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  6. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    Try different headphones.

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