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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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X2N sound samples


Made a recording with the X2N. I could get a farely tight sound out of it, but I can't seem to get that midrange chunk I want, I have the mids set pretty high on the amp, but still not what I want. I want that good midrange chunkyness, like my strings were dipped in a tub of gravy lol. Maybe it's stupid how I describe it, but I'm sure lot of you know what I'm talking about.

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Cort M600 with EB Cobalt 10-52
Maxon OD808
Peavey Valveking 100 ( Ruby 6L6GC tubes, EHX 12AX7 tubes)
Home made closed back cab(based on the orange 212) with Celestion V30
Shure Beta58A, in to the plain old sound blaster 5.1

2 tracks played, one panned left, on right

I'm thinking of gettin a pari of Dominions, heard good hing about it, and has a midrange boost, would that get me the desired sound? I was describing earlier?
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Re: X2N sound samples

Sounds great chaser. If you really want to pull more midrange out....you might want to consider switching one or both cones to G12T-75's.

I use a pair of them and a pair of V30's in my cab...... The V30's really capture an open high-end, but their fairly flat in the mids. The G12T-75 are designed for a pronounced midrange. The two types together give a tight but very full mid to high mid sound.

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Re: X2N sound samples

To my knowledge the V30 has more midrange and the G12-T75 has mroe treble
This sound samples proves this.


I really dig Mark Mortons tone here. I know the VK wont sound like a Mark V, but the Dominion pickups have a big midrange boost
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Re: X2N sound samples

yep the g12t-75 has more of mid scoop with top end sizzle. The v-30 has a full warm mid range.

check out www.avatarspeakers.com for some of the best prices on eminence and celestion speakers. Usually the higher the wattage rating on a speaker the more the lows and low mids are thrown out but magnet and overall construction play a huge part to that as well also effiecency of the speaker.

i didn't like the x2n too much for the fact that it was hard for me to get a thick chuncky sound out of. The d-sonic is great for depth and clarity, the breed is too which the dominion is based on. It is almost impossible to get a shrill sound out a breed but the clarity is amazing.

It sort of depends on if you are going for more of a smooth big bold mid range or a chuncky crunchy thick mid range.

I have also never been much of fan of ruby tubes or ehx. As an experiment swap around your pre-amp tubes to see if you dont notice any change. It doesn't cost any money and can make a fair amount of difference. ( especially in the V1 slot)

You may also consider getting something like a 10 or 7 band EQ.

As stupid as it sounds and i am certainly not insulting you by saying it but check the owners manuel for recommened sound settings. I have ragged on amps that i thought were junk only to come back to them later and figure out i love them. I was just not setting them right.

most peavey amps(xxx, jsx, 6505) i turn the res up to around 7, the presence down to about 3, 5 or 6 on the highs, around 8 on the mids and 8 on the lows about 7 on the gain. Does the trick most of the time.
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Re: X2N sound samples

Tubes are pretty expensive :S
But what would you recommend?
It's almost impossible to get a fat sound out of the X2N, that's why I'm thinking about the breed or the dominions, but I'm more in to the dominions I think.
Also thinking about it that later I want to get a 7 string guitar, dominions and the breeds are not available in 7 strings, it would be cool to get the same tones.

I really dig the JB, 59/custom and the blackout emty here
I know they are SD-s, just looking everything on the market

I can't get close as fat my VK as fat is in the video

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Good recording, maybe get a EQ and put it in FX loop. Try to shape the sound to your liking with an EQ like MXR M108, or a Boss GE7.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: X2N sound samples

Well, I don't want more stuff on my pedalboard, I wan't to get the tone directly.


Here is another sample, it just doesn't have that midrange chunk and fattness that I'm looking for :S

Thinking of gettng the BReeds or the Dominions, hope those will do the trick

Also, how are the breeds or the dominions differ in basswood and mahogany?


Found an older recording, this is just one track, panned middle, here the X2N was in a basswood body, seems to bee much more chunkier, but a lot less tight.

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