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Amp settings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Allen Cole, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Allen Cole

    Allen Cole

    Nov 5, 2017
    image. How should I adjust this amp to get a good tone similar to bands like Godsmack, Tool, SOAD?
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Depends entirely on the input. The kind of bass, strings, pickups, effects, right hand technique, etc.

    Start turning knobs and using your ears.
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  3. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Start by eliminating the “smiley face” graphic EQ. Set it to flat. Dial in your best sound using all the other controls first. Then use the graphic EQ to selectively remove small amounts of frequency that are problematic. If you want “more” something, turn up the volume and cut back on what you don’t want.

    Or not.
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  4. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, Chopshopamps.com
    A couple of suggestions to try...

    First, lose that smiley-face eq. If nothing else, a more flat if even a teeny bit of a frown will help with the right kind of grind.

    Second, start with the post gain set pretty low. Then use the pre gain to adjust volume up. This gives you better chances of finding a sweet spot in whatever distortion the preamp has to offer. If you are going to put a pedal in front of the amp, use the post knob set high (if not all the way up) and use the pre gain as your volume. This will give you the cleanest tone the preamp has, as well as sending the eq settings more prominently to the power section.

    As far as the specific tones you're after, I don't have any specific suggestions. Do some twiddling.
  5. Allen Cole

    Allen Cole

    Nov 5, 2017
    Very helpful, thank ya much.
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