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Amp EQ

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by shaunathan32, Apr 28, 2004.


  1. shaunathan32

    shaunathan32

    Jan 18, 2004
    I just got a nice ampeg 410HLF cabinet to go with my mesa boogie bass 400+ head and i cant find a right EQ setting no matter how much i mess with it. I play in a hardcore/punk band (poison the well, thursday) and i need some really good low end but not so much so you cant recognize the notes, i need a good high end for doing high chords also. I just need my overall sound to be crisp, crunchy (a little) and full. Could anyone help me out on how i should set my EQ? Thanks
     
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    If the tone stack in a 400+ is basically a passive Fender type tone stack...flat is something like 4 10 4 (bass-middle-treble). Perhaps if you start there and turn dials until it sounds best.

    Hopefully someone will know whether it is a Fender-like tone stack.

    I just looked at a schematic on-line for the 400 and it is Fender-like.

    So, leave the graphic eq turned off , set the bass to 4 the mid to 10 and the treble to 4 and go from there.

    You can fool around with the horn level control on your cabinet too.

    If you have an active bass, leave the controls flat.

    Good luck!!!