AMP Settings for Live Shows

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bwsailer79, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. bwsailer79


    Aug 5, 2005
    Laurel, MD

    I've got an Ampeg BA-115. I really like the amp a lot and use it for all of our live shows... but I've realized (been told) that I play with too much low end.

    I usually boost up the low end, thinking that it will give a fuller sound and fill up the room. I keep the high and mids pretty high too, but I must be doing something wrong.

    My band is pretty full. Other than me, we have a keyboard player, two guitars, drums and bells. We are a folkish pop band. What settings would you suggest?

  2. ebladeboi123


    Jul 11, 2005
    Oberlin, Oh
    Can't tell you what to do, all depends on the venue. All i can tell is you is how i get my sound. I try to go for that deep R and Bish tone, so a good mix of lows and highs are essential. I usually keep my bass actually around 50-60, to much bass just makes it muddy. Instead of boosting your bass so much, try useing your low mids. I'll keep those pretty high, and i'll keep the highs around the same as bass, and the high mids a tad lower than the low mids. Now each venue calls for adjustments. And I also usually use the mid voicing filter. From venue to venue i more or less just adjust that Via my bass, less to deal with from show show, and its easier for me to mess witha 2 band eq instead of walking back everytime i need a change.
  3. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL