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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Tommy_G, May 22, 2020.
Good tones are everywhere.. just wondering...
It depends on the guitar, and whether the amp model has a Middle control.
I enjoy the highs above 5 for "most" things.
The other controls can shift depending on tonal choices...
Really depends on the amp and guitar.
Sometimes 5. Sometimes 7.
I like them bright.
Actually depends on the volume. More volume = more bass = a little less high end. 5 to 6, no bright switch.
Depends on the guitar & volume but almost never below 5. Usually 5-7
What amp? What guitar? What speaker(s)? What volume is it being used at? What are the other controls set at?
Asking people to shout out the position of the treble knob on their Fender amp isn’t going to be useful to you out of context. What amp are you using? Let’s start there.
Sweet spot on my Super Reverb is between 4-5 with humbuckers.
Anywhere between 5 and 6.5 works for me on my Deluxe Reverb.
1966 Super Reverb, SRV Strat
Volume 5-6, Treble 2-3, Mid 9-10, Bass 2-4.
Vibrato channel with V1 tube pulled.
Plug in my 91 Les Paul with the dreaded 300k pots I switch on the bright switch and roll the treble up to taste.
Hit it with a Friedman BE-OD or TS9 for a killer high gain monster.
Bassman LTD - right at or slightly above 5
Prosonic - below 5
I use a DRRI and lately have been practicing in my room by plugging straight in with volume at about 4.5. I've been setting bass and treble at only 2, and the tone is extraordinary using a strat and tele. When next gig day comes, in early June if things open up, I'll probably wimp out and bring my pedalboard, lol.
While I don't own an actual Fender amp, but one modeled after a Bassman Tweed. With a hollowbody jazz guitar I have the treble almost at zero, same with the bass. The mids are set around 11:30 position. This gives me a nice mellow jazz clean.
I can’t see how its relevant what others use....volume, pups, speaker, amp, powersection, room.....all of these have a big impact on treble....so even with your own gear and ears its gonna be different in every new situation.
Depends on the amp. But the treble control on my blackface Bassman stays around 1...normal channel, bright switch off.
Fender and Dumble amps are EQd to perfection for me. Everything right around 12 o'clock and slight variations from there depending on volume, guitar and the room.
Leo got it dead on!!!
Somewhere between 2 and 8 is the sweat spot. Except tweed deluxe - 12.
What amp, does it have a mid control, bright switch on or off, what volume are you playing at? What speaker? You in a bright room with a lot of glass or a dead room with a lot of carpet (yea even on the walls, that was a thing on stages once). What guitar - strat, tele, something with humbuckers? Are we going for country tele twang or big box jazz sound?
Not to put too fine a point on it, but there is a reason the knobs are there, to adjust to different situations.
I just got a gently used hot rod deville off Craigslist for 425! The clean sounds so beautiful. It won’t break up at all unless I want it to. I also got one of the Yamaha desk top amps THR 5 for 90 bucks at a pawn shop. I’m really killin it for deals lately. I recommend both the hot rod deville and the THR 5. I expected the fender to sound awesome, but when I turned the THR on I was blown away by the tone coming from that little thing.
Fun question, but, as others have said, it depends... I've got a SF Vibrolux Reverb, a HPTT clone and a 63 Vibroverb 210 sitting in a row, and the EQ is different on all of them for the same guitar... Almost dimed on the tweed, around noon on the SF and maybe 3 on the VV right now.
It's pretty hard to do a multi-parameter poll.
Indeed it does depend on many things.
I also dial in T on my SF Vibrolux at 5. I think it's the speakers. Oxford 10L5's.- very classic woidy toned mids.
With the JBLs in another Fender styled amp, I have been finding I prefer T below 5 (3.5 to 4) and getting a nice pushed tweedy purr rather than a sparkling pristine clean. It's the sound that'been missing from my palette for years