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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2003, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bright Sounds from Amps

Hey guys I was just wondering something. I'm in a band, and whenever we practice it sounds terrible. The vocals are too low and the guitar is waaaaaaaaaaay bright. The guitar is a Fender Strat with a Tone Zone in the bridge and PAF in the neck. It's a Carvin MTS head and cab. I have to turn the treble off, litereally off to not have ti so harsh or bright. I've tried different amps. And it's always an extreme, either the amp is warm or creamy (too much bass so it farts out) or it's too bright and harsh. I've tried eq'ing it out....but it ends it sounding like **** but not harmful to the ears. What do you guys suggest?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2003, 10:23 PM
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Could it have anything to do with WHERE you're practicing? If you're in a concrete basement (for example) it's probably not gonna sound the best...

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Where is the Presence control set?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2003, 07:18 PM
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hey ryan, the symptom you're having doesn't seem to be typical with those amps so I'd look into the other elements - the room could have a lot to do with this, especially if it's too small for the level of volume you guys are at.

Other tests would be to try another guitar pickup config; also, if the room is small, reduce your volume levels or pad the walls, or blow out a wall...
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2003, 07:23 PM
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Easy...plug the vocal into the guitar amp and the guitar in the vocal amp.

problem solved

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