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What should I use if I want a fatter sound?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Airsick Pilot, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. Airsick Pilot

    Airsick Pilot Cleopatra

    Jul 29, 2002
    Cockpit(throwing up)

    And is there any pedals, etc that would cancel out the "noise" coming out of the amp.

  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    "Noise" doesn't mean much.
    It can have many reasons.
    hum, buzz, 60cycle hum ?
    It could come from a piezo horn, deficient cable cord or shielding, noisy preamp, too much boost on some frequencies, ...

    Most noise can be eliminated with a graphic EQ, but it's not the real solution. THat would be finding the source and solving it. Impossible with so few elements.

    As for the fatter sound, unless you tell us what your gear is, there is not much to do.
    There are many solutions, but if you play with a 10 W practise amp there is nothing to do.
  3. there are a few things to try. A chorus pedal can broaden your sound. Try with a medium depth with a fast rate and it will fatten up. And/or use a overdrive or tube screamer or gain on a di/ pre amp. i just got a boss odb-3 and, despite the vitriol against it, find it to be quite useful. you have to really dial it in though. I suspect a good di/pre amp would be easier to use and maybe a little warmer. good luck

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