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ampeg rig help!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 0175westwood29, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    well some of this will sound silly but im gonna say it anyway

    im currently in a three piece, which will increase to a four once we find a replacement guitarist.

    im using as my sig states a ampeg svt pro-6 thru an 610hlf ampeg cab.

    my problem is that im struggling to find the cutting tone im after, ive had a bit of a play with the eq, and im struggling to get a sound that i want! i dnt use to many effects that muck up the signal.

    the problem is that my e string seems to just sound really flabby and loose! even tho i play in regular tuning? i use a bit of compression but this if anything made it worse!

    can anyone who has a pro 6 help? or at least point me in the right direction?

    i know this is quite a stupid thing to ask!

  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I think it's the cab.
  3. jose manguera

    jose manguera

    Oct 5, 2009
    Try cranking up the midrange and taking down the bass.
  4. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    +1 Keep that bass down.
  5. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I play a 6Pro. The eq is very powerful, so if you bump much, especially lows, you'll get too much. Especially with that cab. Run it dead flat, everything at noon, boosts off. Then, dial in some mids, from 300 to 850 Hz, using the semi-parametric mid controls. See if that does it. My cab of choice with the 6Pro is a big ol' honkin' Mesa 2x15, and I get great tone, cutting power, and all up against 2 guitars, drums and keys. I know it's not the amp. Good luck.
  6. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    I agree - IME, that cab is easy to push too much low through...

    - georgestrings
  7. kranahan

    kranahan Supporting Member

    Its the cab man. I have a 610HLF and went to a different cab. The 610 just did not provide me with the sound I wanted. Very boomy and did not have a definitive, punchy response. But mess with the eq to see if you can change the sound. Good luck though.
  8. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    thanks man i'll try it on thurs! that was my plan to take everything back to flat and go from that.

  9. groove pump

    groove pump

    Oct 24, 2006
    Might be worth trying a different gauge of strings at some point, too just to see if there's much difference. Is the bridge saddle height for that E string okay compared with the others?

    I don't have a rig much like yours, but I usually cut the bass control on my rack preamp down to around 10-11 o'clock when I'm turned up at a show. I still get plenty of low end from my passive Jazz and pair of 2x10's. Noodle with that eq the next time you're turned up and make no assumptions as to what will help or hinder. You may still get a great fundamental with a little of the lows reined in.
  10. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    indeed, im looking at in terms of good sound not what its set like.

    hell if the bass is at 9 and the tone awesome thats were it will stay :bassist:

  11. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    omg! had a look at the booklet! did as diagram showed for ampeg rock tewwked it a little bit! and there it is, an awesome tone! that cuts thru! and also the bass to fatten out the sound!

    why did i not just consult the book earlier! :rollno:

    but now have a wicked sound! the master is at 10! tho on most of the recommendations! which spun me right out have my gain at about 9 o clock and its bloody loud!

  12. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, it's a really great amp, the best sounding of ALL the "pro-series" Ampegs, I think. A tone monster. Glad you got dialed in.
  13. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    thanks man, was spinning me out tho! i was like no surely i cant put the master at 10! but it sounds awesome now! so clean yet dirty at the same time! if that makes sense!
  14. midrangematti


    May 28, 2009
    ive had the same problem with my svt 3 when it comes to the E string. its not your cab or your amp its more than likely your bass, what bass you got? it could also be your bass strings, change em often mate. soon as ya put a new E string on ya hear the difference!
  15. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    my basses are a 08 modulus fb4 and a 98 pbass, both strung with dunlop ss rob Trujillo signature strings, love how they sound! also they were both done bout 2 months ago?

  16. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    right one more thing thats spinning me out.

    theres a slight hiss/hum from the cab all the time? its really quiet, but stops when the master volume is turned down past 12 o clock? what can this be?

  17. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    that is completely normal. its just hiss (circuit noise) coming thru the tweeter in your cab.
  18. 0175westwood29


    Sep 16, 2007
    wicked thanks man!:)


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