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Bryan Beller sm-400 settings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by warwick_thumper, Aug 9, 2008.


  1. warwick_thumper

    warwick_thumper

    Aug 5, 2008
    Holy ****! I have always been happy with my sm-500 but I read that thread from the other day that linked to Bryan Beller's site and his eq settings for his sm-400 and I decided to try them at a gig tonight. It seriously made my rig sound twice as loud, with perfect balance, and a hefty set of (60 hz) balls. I tweeked them a tad to taste but other than that those settings are boobies. If you have an sm series swr head give them a go.
     
  2. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
  4. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification


    I'm just sporting a bit. :) Plus, he made me curious. I still have a 1986 SM400 around here somewhere.
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I recently sold my SM-500 and took a bath on it. So now I'm mad at SWR for not holding its value. That's why I +1'd you ;)
     
  6. LowBSix

    LowBSix Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    :rollno:

    IMHO you cannot blame SWR for the economy... Everything is going for less and costing more to transport...

    That's just the way it is....
     
  7. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Actually I blame Talkbass for 4 or 5 years of long running SWR hatred.
     
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  8. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    IMO the SM400/500 is just as good as any of the squeaky clean heads that TBers are so crazy about.
     
  9. mavbass

    mavbass

    Dec 11, 2001
    AUS
    You mean these...



    How do I set the eq for a dub sound (Sublime):

    Aural E - 2:00
    Bass - 3:00
    1st EQ - 10:00 boost 10+ db
    2nd EQ - 10:00 boost 10+ db
    3rd EQ - Full right @ 800Hz 5:00 CUT 10 db
    4th EQ - Full right @ 1.6 kHz 5:00 CUT 4 db
    Treble - Full OFF
    Transparency - Full OFF

    A funky fat slap sound (Mark King)

    Same settings as above except:
    4th EQ - Full right @ 1.6 kHz 5:00 BOOST 4 db
    Treble - 2:00
    Transparency - 2:00

    A Ska/pop/punk sound (No Doubt)

    Aural E - 2:00
    Bass - 2:00
    1st EQ - 10:00 boost 10+ db
    2nd EQ - 10:00 boost 10+ db
    3rd EQ - Full right @ 800Hz LEAVE FLAT (center dent)
    4th EQ - Full right @ 1.6 kHz 5:00 BOOST 3 db
    Treble - 1:00
    Transparency - 12:00

    Byran Beller:
    Bass Player Magazine Contributor
    Beer for Dolphins
    Here's the settings he's used for over 10 years...

    Limiter - OFF
    Aural E - 12:00
    Bass - 2:00
    Treble - 1:00
    Trans - 1:30
    EQ 1- 11:00 and +3 lines
    EQ 2 - 12:00 and +4 lines
    EQ 3 - 12:00 and set to center
    EQ 4 - 3:30 and +2 lines

    +1 every SM400, ST220, SM500 and GT owner should use/try these settings.
    I could never set my ST220 until i tried these out. I used to read about how good the EQ was but never quite understand it.
     
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