Sunn 1200 Users pls read

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Shumph, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. Shumph


    Aug 25, 2001
    On the move
    I am trying to compile a list of settings for the sunn 1200 amp. I am doing this so these settings can be shared with other users, esp those having problems getting good tone from the 1200.

    So if you would please post them here. Be as specific as possible. When I am done I will provide the results for all to see.


  2. Larry Kaye

    Larry Kaye Retailer: Schroeder Cabinets

    Mar 23, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    What I can say is I run the compression extremely high, both on the low and high, I start the compression balance at ten and then "tune in" the amount of bottom I want, ususally at around 7 or so, but I'm replying from memory. I have the exact numbers for you tonight.

    "old Man"
  3. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    Make sure JimM gets in on this thread. He has a 1200S and I'm sure you could get some answers from him.
  4. JimM


    Jan 13, 2000
    Northern California
    I must have bad ears,cause I find it hard to get a bad tone out of the 1200s with a 4x10 cab.

    I leave the compression off,but I keep waiting for the gig to come along that will require me to use it.

    I run the knobs flat,the clean channel volume at about three for my P bass,and about four and a half with the J.I control overall loudness with the master.

    For bedroom jamming I push the mid-cut button and leave the tweeter off.For playing live I disengage the mid-cut,and add a little horn.

    For EQ,just so you know what I'm talking about,lets call pushing a slider all the way up"+1",half way up"+1/2",and halfway down"-1/2" and so on,and "F" for flat,or in the middle.

    I have the EQ set as follows(more or less) 31.5hz=F,63hz=+1/4,125hz=+1/2,250=+1/4,500=-1/4,1k=F,2k=+1/4,4k=+1/2,8k=+1/4,16k=F.comprendo ?

    Remember,I don't slap,except on rare occasions,and play Blues and bluesy Gospel and boogie woogie.

    now,if someone would show me what to do with that compressor...