How can I get Crunch from my Ampeg??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by stredman, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. :help: I was wondering what tone and EQ settings I should use to get a good crunch from my Ampeg B2R Head and 410HLF cab. I love the sound of the bass guitar on the original Good Charlotte album, and also the sound of the bass guitar in No Doubt's albums. What can I do?? Thanks!
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Turn the "post" (or "master") volume all the way down. Turn the "pre" (or "drive") volume all the way up, and turn all the volumes on your instrument all the way up. Now gradually raise the master volume. Are you getting the sound you want? If not, and it's still too clean, you'll have to go with an outboard pedal of some sort, to boost the gain of your instrument (either an "overdrive pedal", or some kind of gain stage, like a Blue Tube or a Tube Driver or something like that).