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Amp EQ site?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tom Crofts, Sep 27, 2001.


  1. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Is there a website that contains different settings for an amp's EQ, I have a Carlsbro Stingray 150W with a 5 band EQ and as I have a crap ear for good sound I was wondering if anyone has a site with that sort of stuff on it.
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    I haven't seen one, and I doubt there is one - even if there was, it wouldn't do much good, because:

    1) Different amp/speaker models sound differently
    2) EQ sections can be constructed very differently, and not only looking at the amount of bands, but also what frequencies which are the center part of the band, and how "wide" the bands are (how big part of the frequency spectrum they affect)

    What is it that you're trying to do? And if you have a crap ear, do you think you could hear a difference even if you did it? Because if you can't hear any difference while fiddling with it NOW, you probably won't even if we tell you how to set it.

    I wouldn't blame your ear, though, before I've heard the amp. It might just have a sucky EQ. Or just plain suck. ;)
     
  3. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Okay, so I could try and be a bit more helpful, I guess... ;)

    What are the frequencies for your five bands? If you give me the numbers, I could tell you what they (are supposed to) do to your sound.
     
  4. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Right, I have a 5 band EQ and the numbers are:-

    70 125 350 800 2K

    I want a kind of warm bassy tone without much treble without sounding muffled like when the tone knob is rolled all the way off, I have a Ibanez SR305. The amp is a Carlsbro Stingray 150W with a single 15" speaker.

    It's not that I can't hear what sounds good and what doesn't it's just that I can't seem to get a sound that works that well.
     
  5. I'd say, something like this:

    70 - leave in center
    125 - boost about 40-50% of full boost
    350 - boost about 10-20%
    800 - cut 30%
    2k - boost/cut completely to your liking. This is where your twang is.

    Give it a try. Please note, you can only really hear a sound setting when you play fairly loud, and with a band. The above setting may sound dull and boomy by itself, but you'll cut through in a band.