Peavey 6505+ tone question

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  1. Metal Guitarist

    Metal Guitarist Pinky is key

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    I am trying to get a good lead tone through my 6505+ but it sounds like an ice pick. :wallbash: How do I fix this? I am trying to get a Born of Osiris type tone but it is very hard to get a good sound with lots of clarity through this amp. I am using a Maxon OD808 with an ISP Decimator. It would be very helpful if you guys could tell me your settings!
     
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    Captain Butterscotch SS.org Regular

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    What cab are you running it through? Also, what do you like or not like about your current settings and what are they?
     
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    Leuchty Previously CYBERSYN

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    More mids, less presence.
     
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    Turn down presence, turn down highs, crank the mids, use an OD pedal.
     
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    wrongnote85 SS.org Regular

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    nail'd it.
     
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    Metal Guitarist Pinky is key

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    I'm running it through a Mojave 4x12
     
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    Like the guys said, presence has A LOT to do with it dude. Just keep in mind, when you find a setting that you feel sounds good when you're just jamming by yourself, chances are it'll sound like ass when its mic'd up. Vice verse with a mic, if its real thick and feels like it doesnt have much treble you'll probably be amazed at how well it sounds either mic'd or when in a mix. But definitely roll back the presence dude and you'll be set.:metal:
     
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    Metal Guitarist Pinky is key

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    My current settings are

    Pre: 4
    Low: 5.5
    Mid: 7
    High: 7 (Looks like I'll be turning that down quite a bit)
    Res: 8
    Pres: 4.5
     
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    vick1000 SS.org Regular

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    Turn down res and pres to 1 or 2, put highs at 4, mids at 9, lows to taste. I would add more pre myself.
     
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    gearwh0re Mr Gone

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    Amp tone is always a subjective thing. I've found with my 5150 and 7's I tend to cut my bass way down and dial forward the res to compensate for the low end a bit... or vice verse.

    A good EQ pedal and no boost can be excellent with the 5150/6505 variants. It all boils down to taste.

    Lately I've been really digging on the vintage overdrive pro from maxon. OD820 is also awesome
     
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    Sepultorture Murder Machine

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    Metal Guitarist Pinky is key

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    I forgot to say my Maxon OD808 settings: drive all the way down, the tone at 3 o'clock and balance cranked.
     
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    Turn that tone knob down to zero.
     
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    Metal Guitarist Pinky is key

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    Here is how it sounds now.
     
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    Your Mids and High are really contributing to that ice pick sound dude. Try leaving your low where it is, turn both your mids and high down to say like 2 or 3, then just start turning them up/rolling them back from there. That should kill the shrillness pretty easy.
     

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