Bright Sounds from Amps - Jemsite
Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic Gear, Equipment, and Recording discussed here. Amps, pedals, whatever.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2003, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 1,813
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?
RSVampire is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2003, 10:23 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Houston
Posts: 191
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...

FWIW,
-bill
wyldbill is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2003, 02:30 AM
 
ScottB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 2,213
Where is the Presence control set?
ScottB is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2003, 07:18 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: san jose, ca
Posts: 154
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...
ardell henderson is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-07-2003, 07:23 PM
 
kennydoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,422
Easy...plug the vocal into the guitar amp and the guitar in the vocal amp.

problem solved

~K
kennydoe is offline  
Reply

Tags
fender strat , tone zone

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bright Red Xiphos The Rossness All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 7 08-13-2009 04:11 AM
SZ520QM a Bit Bright??? t1r12003 All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 5 02-22-2008 02:44 PM
Ahhh, it not about what amps sounds the best. Darin Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 8 02-15-2008 11:12 AM
WTB: Bright Colored Humbuckers ankalar Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 09-02-2005 01:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome