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Offline Clift.d

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amp settings
« on: February 14, 2021, 03:02:40 pm »
Hi,reasonably new to learning guitar,trying to practice wonderwall on my electric guitar but cant seem to get the amp settings correct for the right sound,any tips please??

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Re: amp settings
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 03:19:42 pm »
Hi clift and welcome to the forum.

What guitar / amp do you have?

In general you want a clean setting, maybe a touch of reverb and choose the neck or neck plus another pickup.

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Re: amp settings
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 04:31:53 pm »
also, try turning down the mid tones on the amp and volume on the guitar just a bit.

As Close2u said, we'll need a bit more info ^^
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Re: amp settings
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 04:51:17 pm »
This method is as good as any for most amps:



Gain is assumed to be pretty low while dialing in using this method.

For tube amps this is another really good method based on the noise floor of your amp:
https://tonesmiths.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/the-secret-to-quickly-dial-in-a-tube-amplifier/

Either way you have to use your ears.

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Re: amp settings
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 09:49:21 pm »
Thanks for that video, CT. Never tried that before and I'd been meaning to rely less on my presets. I had to get my ear at amp level and I'm not sure how close I got to the "sweet spot", nevertheless I was able to dial  in a pretty sweet tone with that method. I guess it does all come down to "use your ears".

Saved as "Sweet Spot" in my Mustang V1 presets.

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Re: amp settings
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 10:41:48 pm »
Clint

That's a great share. Next time I fire up the IIIv2 I'll use this to sweeten the 17 base model amps, then save the settings !! Should be fun and I can make noise at the same time.

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 11:23:30 pm »
In the case of the Mustang, I would start with the amp sim and cab of your choice, strip out any preset settings and then dial it in according to your guitar and ears. I'm very partial to the '65 Twin Reverb. Good luck!   

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Re: amp settings
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 07:23:09 am »
In the case of the Mustang, I would start with the amp sim and cab of your choice, strip out any preset settings and then dial it in according to your guitar and ears. I'm very partial to the '65 Twin Reverb. Good luck!   

Clint

That will probably my first port of call, as I seem to be going to that 65 a lot recently but I have that and the other 16 amp sims sitting on there own with no added extras. So makes sense to dial these all in for a clean optimised sweet spot. I'll worry about the other 83 that are preset based another day!!

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Re: amp settings
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 07:00:41 pm »
Hi guys thanks for the tips, first timer on using a forum so bear with me please,I have a fender champion 20 amp

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Re: amp settings
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 07:04:07 pm »
Hi guys thanks for the tips, first timer on using a forum so bear with me please,I have a fender champion 20 amp

No worries Clift, we've all been there so folks are only to willing to help.

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