Amp Settings Database

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by noodles, May 1, 2008.

  1. Master D

    Master D SS.org Regular

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    Can anyone help with a good thick metal rhythm sound for a randall rh200 g2 half stack?
     
  2. snigloid

    snigloid SS.org Regular

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    Gladly :)
    I'm almost positive that amp is a solid state so your going to have to turn the volume up some to really get the tone out of it. Mess around with your settings close to this:
    Bass - 6-8
    Mids - 5-7
    Treble - 4-7 ( depending on what you prefer )
    Gain - 6-7 (adjust just enough to where you can get the gain you want with minimum hiss )
    Presence - keep below 6 because then it gets grainy and hissy
    I have had an X2,V2,RH100, and an RG!100ES that I restored. So if you need more help just ask.
     
  3. atheon_crutch

    atheon_crutch SS.org Regular

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    I just picked up a triaxis & 2:90. If anyone wants to suggest good presets I'm all ears!

    Right now I'm using the Lead 2 Yellow Mode with:

    Gain: 8
    Treble: 6
    Mid: 6.5
    Bass: 3.5
    Lead 1 Drive: 0
    Lead 2 Drive: 8
    Master: 4
    Presence: 7.5
    Dynamic Voice: 4

    Going back and forth between running a tube screamer in the front or not...definitely helps push the gain!
     
  4. nothingleft09

    nothingleft09 What... the... F@#k!

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    Start with the Meshuggah preset in the artist section and tweak it from there. It seems to work decent. Also if you haven't already hook your footswitch (if you have one) to you amp and then hook the usb to the footswitch and download the Spider Injection effects bundle and use the Boost + EQ on it. Hope that helps. lol
     
  5. nojyeloot

    nojyeloot SS.org Regular

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    REALLY sparkles with a 5 knob compressor in front
     
  6. Sofos

    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    hey guys, im looking for a tone for my spider 3 (laugh now, please) that would give me a sound even kinda close to Ihsahn. so i can get that 8th string sounding epic.
     
  7. col

    col blah.

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    To make a Mako Mak2 Dorado sound like this:

    (o'clock)

    Preamp 2, Gain 2, Bass 3, Mids 3, Treble 3, Freak setting 2, ch vol 10, Presence 2, Deep maxed, Sub off, Output maxed.
     
  8. Diggy

    Diggy Banned

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    Nasty

    Orange Rockerverb 100 MKII w/ Orange PPC412 and Fender HM Strat
    Dist channel, EL34
    Channel volume.. 7
    Presence..N/A
    Resonance..N/A
    Depth..N/A
    Bass.. 5
    Middle.. 6
    Treble.. 6
    Gain 1.. 6.5

    result.. super pushed hard rock/metal tone.. sounds like my rig is gonna break everything around it.:hbang:

    Grunty

    Mesa DC-10, 2xMarshall 1960A w/ V30's, Ibanez 7620 w/ D-Sonic, Radial Switchbone using +5db mid boost
    Dist Channel, 6L6 100w
    Channel Volume.. Dist Master at 2.5.. Level knob at 3
    Presence.. 3
    Resonance.. N/A
    Depth.. N/A
    Bass.. 2.5
    Mid.. 5
    Treble.. 6
    Gain 2.. 6.5
    GEQ somewhat flat with a slight rise from flat low, flat low-mid, slightly raised mid/high-mid/highs

    result.. my tone holygrail... I.. need.. new.. pants.. :hbang::fawk:
     
  9. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Peavey 3120 and 4x12 Basson cab with Septor Elite 727

    Gain= 6
    Treb= 5
    Mid= 7
    Bass= 7
     
  10. book_of_lies777

    book_of_lies777 SS.org Regular

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    my GSP1101 rack preamp/processor Dual Rectifier tone - sounds badass with my Les Paul or my Dean Michael Schenker V(EMG 81 in bridge)

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    amp model - '01 Dual Rect
    cab - Vintage 4x12 (V30s)
    gain - 70
    bass - 6.4
    middle - 2.3
    treble - 8.6
    amp level - 75

    Distortion -
    Screamer (Ibanez TS9)
    drive - 50
    tone - 70
    level - 65

    Gate -
    threshold - 40
    attack - 0
    release - 0
    attenuation - 99

    Reverb -
    Lex Hall
    predelay - 0
    decay - 40
    liveliness - 40
    level - 25
    left/right wet level - 99

    Chorus (optional - adds 'girth' or 'breath') -
    position - post amp
    speed - 20
    depth - 70
    waveform - Sine
    level - 30
    left/right wet level - 99

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  11. book_of_lies777

    book_of_lies777 SS.org Regular

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    Matt Pike (Sleep, High on Fire) EXACT amp settings as seen in the rig run-down video with Premiere Guitar.com:

    (He runs a dual-amp rig)

    Kerry King 2203 JCM800

    presence - 9
    bass - 8
    middle - 0
    treble - 5
    master volume - 5
    master preamp - 8/9
    gate - 5
    assult/intensity - 10
    'the Beast' switch - ?


    Soldano SLO 100

    normal(preamp) - 7
    overdrive(preamp) - 11
    bass - 11
    middle - 6
    treble - 4/5
    normal master - 4/5
    overdrive master - 4
    presence - 4



    pedals

    A/B box
    MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
    regen - 11 o'clock
    mix - 12 o'clock
    delay - 3:30 o'clock
    BOSS TU-3 Tuner

    He runs 3 or 4 Emperor 4x12 speaker cabs, depending on the size of the venues(not sure of the speakers inside).
     
  12. DrakkarTyrannis

    DrakkarTyrannis WWSD?

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    The Bloody Murder pedal is the main ingredient here so ALL channel settings are set to interact with the pedal through the amps high gain input. Without the pedal or a different pedal, and without the high gain input the settings may sound way off. Also keep in mind that the DTX (Peavey JSX) is heavily modded. Because of this I've provided an explanation to the settings. Also note that I'm using a Marshall MF280 cabinet and the Hellatone 60L speakers are a factor. With basic V30s, or Mesa V30s you still wouldn't be too far off. The DTX has a lot of mids, as do the Hellatones, and the Bloody Murder as well. With less mid oriented gear you may have to adjust settings.

    Bloody Murder Settings:
    Level:10
    Tone:10
    Drive: 0.5
    Explanation: The BM is a very clear pedal and has been designed as a "flub filter". Unless you have a really thin amp or guitar tone, I find that 0-10 can all be used in a practical setting. The input level maxed punches your preamp tubes and I find it gives your signal the most response. The tone at 10 cuts out all the "bad" low end frequencies, giving my guitar, which has passive pickups, a sort of active benefit without actually being active. The gain is slightly under 1 because I don't need a lot. I need enough for dirty cleans, and just enough to add teeth to the gain channels. On 1 it's too much for the gain channels, so just under it is just enough. The pedal set this way gives the signal maximum aggression and responsiveness without going overboard.

    Current DTX settings:
    Master and channel volumes should always be equal however:
    For more "ass" bring the master up a little higher
    For more "teeth" bring the channel up a little higher
    I find that keeping the volumes level gives the right blend of both

    Presence:7
    Resonance:7

    Clean
    Volume: Depends on how loud you need it
    Treble:0
    Mid:7
    Bass:10
    Explanation: I like dirty cleans, and the balance is getting a dissonant kind of sound that has some character to it. The mid knob on the clean channel makes the channel go from bright to dark..it's not really a "mid" knob, and with my Bloody Murder pedal adding gain, mids, aggression and brightness, I find I can completely take the treble out of the equation and just bring up the "mids" on the clean channel for clarity. Seems like crazy settings but it works. Dial with ears, not eyes

    Crunch
    Fat Switch: On
    Treble: 7.25
    Mid: 4.75
    Bass: 7.25
    Gain:4
    Explanation: With all the "bad" lows being taken out of the signal, and with the speakers and pedal providing emphasis on mids, these settings work just fine. The fat switch gives girth, the mids are scaled back on the amp because for this amp that's more than enough, and the bass in conjunction with the resonance provides the low end that's big without being woofy. There's already gain going into the signal and the tubes are being driven hard so the gain only needs to be at about 4 or even less.

    Ultra
    Fat Switch: On
    Treble:7.25
    Mid:5
    Bass:7.25
    Gain:5
    Explanation: This channel had a lot of gain reduction done to make the scope more sane. The character of the channel makes it seem to have less gain than the crunch which is why it's brought up a bit more, but it's actually dryer than the crunch channel. The gain on 5 with the BM up front gives it just enough saturation for metal but it still has clarity. The settings otherwise are pretty much the same, and this channel acts as the low mid oriented "clone" of the crunch which is a more high mid oriented tone.
     
  13. KAMI

    KAMI Mom's Spaghetti

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    djent
    Engl savage 60:
    lead channel
    depth boost, lead boost & bright - off
    Presence - 3
    Hi-range suppressor - 10
    Bass - 5.5
    Middle - 5.5
    Treble - 6.5
    Gain - 5
    Lead - 5

    Ibanez TS7:
    drive - 0
    level - 10
    tone- 5

    run through a Harley Benton g212 vintage with v30's of course :D
     
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    The Djent
    Marshall JVM 210h
    Ch2 , Orange/Yellow Mode
    Resonance 5
    Presence 6
    Master Volume 2 10
    Channel Volume 4 - 5
    Bass 4.5
    Middle 6.5
    Treble 6
    Gain 2.3
    Ibanez Ts9dx , Ts9 mode , Gain 0 , Tone 4.5 , Volume 5
    Boss NS-2 , Gate 8 , Decay 0

    I use Drop G Sharp (A Flat) Tuning on an Ibanez RG7321 with one EMG81-7 in the bridge.

    Krank Krankenstein cab with 4 Eminence Texas Heats 600w

    Surprisingly the marshall Jvm is a very very djenty amp. It has too much gain though.. I use the boost to compress it alittle more so I leave the volume at 5.
     
  15. broj15

    broj15 SS.org Regular

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    i use these settings @ my weekly guitar lesson with my teachers peavey vyper 30.
    tight brootal metal tone:
    Amp: 6505
    pedal: tube screamer
    effects: envelope filter (or maybe its a limiter... i forget lol)
    master volume: 2.5 (this amp is hot and can get really loud really fast)
    bass: 12 o'clock
    mids: between 12 o'clock and 1 o'clock
    highs: between 1:30 and 2:30
    pre gain:4 o'clock
    post gain: 9 o'clock

    too much lows and you lose tightness so those are kept to a conservative level, mids to help cut through the mix, and just enough highs to not sound shrill.
     
  16. Heyitstahtoneguy

    Heyitstahtoneguy In the Void

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    Mark Okubo (Veil of Maya) tight sound
    Ibanez TBX150H

    Hot Channel with X mode on and Overdrive

    Gain: 11 o clock
    Bass: 12 o clock
    Middle(Freq): 8 o clock
    Middle(level): 1 o clock
    Treble: 2 o clock
    Volume: crank it up!!
    Reverb: none
    Hue: 2 o clock

    This makes a very cheap head sound pretty good. Turning the volume up brings out the tone. I have a noise gate pedal which helps with the tightness. Running out of a v30 cab 4x12
     
  17. luca9583

    luca9583 SS.org Regular

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    + 1. Marshall JVM are great amps for djent. They also sound great with flat eq and gain on around 3-4 on the orange mode. The red mode is overkill but has a deeper bass voicing.
     
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    jsaudio SS.org Regular

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    Please correct me if i am wrong but are these tone setting for LIVE or RECORDING purposes?? Which obviously are going to be different, and i see some settings on these amps that make me think for live?? sorry to ruin the flow of the thread just seemed important to know
     
  19. BMC_War Machine

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    Peavey 5150 (tone by settings sound same to my ear for 6505)
    Fantastic,Articulate,MEAN!!!!:hbang:
    Gain @ 4
    Low @ 5
    Mid @ 4.5
    High @ 5
    Lead Channel Vol @ 4
    Resonance @ 3.5-4
    Presence @ 6.5-7

    Used with Dean Stealth Snakeskin and B.C. Rich Draco, both loaded with DiMarzio D Activator X pups in the bridge and a 4x12 cab loaded with 75-watt Eminence Red Coat "The Governor" speakers @ 16ohms each. As stated in other posts, YOUR tone will vary depending on pickup, speaker type, etc. I run all my rig with ZERO effects. Other pieces i run are a Korg DTR-1000 rack tuner (always on), a Line 6 Relay G90 (IMO the VERY BEST wireless on the market, ZERO TONE LOSS OR SUSTAIN LOSS!!!) and a Furman M8DX Power Conditioner. The only pedal i have in my setup is the Boss NS-2 to quite the rig down I have it to wired so that there is ZERO tone loss OR hiss inbetween notes or when the volume is cut on my guitar AND i can still hold sustain for HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS.......I am 100% happy with my rig and will NEVER change it up, for me it doesnt get any better :shred:
     
  20. BMC_War Machine

    BMC_War Machine SS.org Regular

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    A lot of that depends on the venue. If you are playing a small club and using a tube amp, IMO its better to have a powerbrake to saturate the tubes and really get the great tone out of the amp without the people in the front row just hearing the distance between them and the speakers. But in my situations, i have had very little change that i have had to make in order to tweak the tone out between live and studio settings, usually its just a number forward or backward. A little goes a long way :flame: another thing to remember is that if you're being mic'd up, it should sound just as close, if not spot on to when you are in a studio.
     

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