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elmwood modena mastervolume help

paulscape

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How can I set my elmwood modena90 up so the master volume is not as loud as a boost or the drive function can be louder?I adore this amp. Going between clean and drive on channel 1 I can get a nice lead boost for lower gain stuff but I can't get the same control with channel 2. While using drive on channel 2 gives me extra gain, I can never get it boost more volume, even if I have the drive volume on max. Then if I use the 2nd master volume footswitch switch as a boost it's essentially TOO loud. I've played around with the two master and channel volumes but it still seems to boost the volume too much. Any help in achieving a mild boost in volume with channel 2, either with the drive or second master would be appreciated!paul
 

Keld

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It's a bit confusing, and I'm not even sure I've got it all dialed in yet, but here are my settings from left to right:

Master2 - 11:30
Master1 - set it for overall volume. At home it's on 8:00 or 9:00
Drive Channel2 - noon
Bass - 10:00
Mid - 2:00
Treble - 10:00
Volume - 1:00
Gain - 4:00
Drive Channel1 - 1:00
Bass - noon
Mid - 3:00
Treble 11:00
Volume 4:00
Drive Ch1 8:00

This is with humbuckers and a Marshall 1960ax. I adjust the Fat and Edge to taste.

Hope this helps a bit.
 

paulscape

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thanks Keld, that's pretty close to what settings I use except I have the treble around noon and my masters are more even around 8-9 each at home, 9-11 when rehearsing or live. I will try your settings exactly 2nite...but have u found that the ch2 drive volume doesn't seem to add any extra volume, even when on full? the ch1 drive does it but not ch2.
 

Keld

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Hmmm. I'll have to fire it up tomorrow to see for sure. You might be right about the channel 2 volume, but I usually like to use that to send it into even higher gain, so I guess I haven't thought of it for a volume boost.

Great sounding amp.
 

paulscape

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i'll have to check again tonight if ch2 drive actually has its own volume...cripes I forget now. I know ch1 does...still gotta suss out the dual masters so I get a milder volume boost... Wicked sounding amp for sure. the distortion is rolls royce. I use it in a cover band and while I originally bought it purely for its high gain tones, its versatility is really suprising and very practical.
 
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flyangus

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Turning the Master 2 clockwise reduces the volume jump (IIRC). So if you have Master 2 dimed there is no difference when you switch between the master volumes. Channel 2 doesn't have a volume control on the drive.
 

Keld

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have u found that the ch2 drive volume doesn't seem to add any extra volume, even when on full? the ch1 drive does it but not ch2.
You are correct - I don't really get any change in volume with the ch2 drive - just more "beef". Perhaps you could set things up so that you use Vol1 for the volume boost?
 

paulscape

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Yep got it! I was always keeping M2 down thinking if I put it up too high the boost would be even louder. I tried your settings Keld of M2 on 11 ocolock and m1 at 8 or 9 and it was exactly what I was looking for. Awesome. Ch2 drive has no volume just 'gain'. Here's a quick clip I did last night of it. Towards the end Im jumping between ryth on normal and short solo's with M2 clicked in. live/rehearsal this will be an adequate boost. Its a quick bedroom volume clip so just off the cuff messy playing haha. Download the mp3 otherwise you'll get low kb streaming crap if you want a listen.

Thanks Keld and flyAngus! btw I have no idea what IIRC is?

http://www.muziboo.com/paulscape/music/modena-solo-boost
 
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rcl

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THanks for the settings. Nice to see what other folks are doing. I love the elmwood(I have the 60). The volume controls are certainly different but once you get used to them, I can't think of any other way I would want it. Just set master 1 to the loudest you would want, and then turn up master 2 for your normal volume.

Been through a ton of amps and guitars, but this amp ended the amp search. Collings CL-dlx ended the guitar search. This amp also ended my long time abuse of funds in the pursuit if the perfect OD pedal. Don't need one.
 

Keld

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Cool Paul - nice clip. Glad you were able to get the settings worked out.

IIRC - if I recall correctly.

rcl - great description, hadn't really thought of the masters that way but it makes perfect sense. Nice setup BTW. And I agree about the OD pedal - this amp has plenty of gain and flexibility.
 




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