need help for setting amp

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by akh, Feb 23, 2000.

  1. akh


    Feb 22, 2000
    Hello. I'm new to this board.
    I have played jazz for 4 years in Osaka,Japan.

    I have used GK MB150S for my main amp,but,
    I don't know best control for real sound.
    (especially the contour level!!)
    Is there anyone who gives me advises?

    Thanks. akh
  2. scottmcstp


    Aug 9, 2001
    st. paul, mn
    I'll try to help, but please remember all of this depends on your bass, strings, pickup, and the
    sound you get from your hands. I would start with
    the tone controls in the neutral position (with the marks on the knobs pointing straight up up).
    I use a GK150MB and I typically leave the controls
    neutral except for the "high mid" knob which I reduce a bit to take out some of the high "nasal" sound. The contour control boosts the lowest and
    highest frequencies, which helps give you a sound which might be described as "focused". Using too
    much of this control might lead to a sound which is too "boomy" and also might make the high frequencies harsh sounding. Try and experiment...the settings which sound best when playing alone might be different than when playing with a group, and they can also change depending on the volume of the amplifier. I hope this helps...
    Scott Mc......St Paul, MN USA