What settings for your Germino Classic 45?

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  1. ButchR

    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I just got a Classic 45 in a couple of days ago. Freshly stocked with NOS tubes. I'm set up with EL34's and I was wondering where the sweet spot is for you?

    I will be playing a Baker with humbuckers. Share some settings with me.

    I have it set up in my office but I will be gigging this weekend.
    Presence-11 o'clock
    Bass-10 o'clock
    Mids-2 o'clock
    Treble-12 o'clock
    High Treble Volume-1-2 o'clock
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I know that some talk about the volume on this amp but I don't find it obnoxiously loud at all. I think that I'm gonna love this amp live with the band.
     
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    Butch, I don't recall exactly what settings I used, but the position of your volume control means that your doing it right! :) I used my amp, which was a 2x12 combo with greenbacks, with my band and it sounded fantastic. BTW, I also used EL34's instead of KT66's in my amp. It was a total rock machine!
     
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    Presence- 4-6
    Bass- 2-4
    Mid- 6-8
    Treble-7
    Volume(High Treble)-8 to full
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    These settings smoke on my C45 with my LP. For strat, you can use a Y connector into both high sensitivity inputs and dial in the normal channel around 2-3 but back the bass off a bit. Nice and fat with no flubb.

    It won't dissapoint. Monster Tones!

     
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    Wow Roger, that's how I run most of my amps!
     
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    I got mine a month ago and I'm loving it. What an amp.
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Played mine yesterday. It sounded great with my Baker. I ran the volume at 3 o'clock. Rolled guitar volume down to clean up and then hit it with a Mo'd to rock it up. Loved it!!
     
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    It would appear we have very similar tonal needs.:JAM
     
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    I am deaf too.:D
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm playing into an iso cab. Save the ears!!:D
     
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    Using the volume knob on the guitar with the amp on 8 is the way to go by far. Great cleanup when you roll it back. If running the amp on 8 is too loud, use less efficient speakers.
     
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    I would have to do it from memory, I'm at work right now, and also I use mainly a strat...BUT

    I set bass and mid a bit higher, treble a bit lower, etc.

    But that wasn't the thing I wanted to mention. I used to "jumper" the channels, and it was okay, but I wasn't thrilled, and ended up just using the normal channel for a while. But after reading here a few folks touting using a Y-cable, and since I had one handy (female input, into two male 1/4" jacks mono, whole cable is only about 4 inches long) I tried it out...MAN, sounds great.

    The great thing about it set them even at first at some volume, adjust EQ so your liking basically, but don't get obsessive (yet :jo) and then....adjust according to how much breakup you want but adjust EQ just by the relation between the bright and normal volume controls...

    For me it was the key to unlocking the tone on this baby! With this setup I found myelsf being able to adjust up quite a bit of bass (which I THINK in this kind of tone stack, gives more signal on to the mid control as well) and mid, mild treble, good amount of presense, and that got me ballpark, from there the volume controls (after getting to the sound I wanted...so if I raised the bright vol a little I would lower the normal to compensate also, then possible small adjustment on the regular EQ knobs...). I don't know why this was such a revelation for me, but it helped me really lock into my tone, which is Allman brothers like, etc. I do use my Epi Les Paul with it too, but am most used to my strat. Gets me the Hendrix thing too.

    I do tend to use a Weber Mass also at home with it. Set for only slight attenuation.
     
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    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I will try the Y cable thing. I will have to get one. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Wow....no more Komets for Butch? Or is this just in addition to?
     
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    Presence 6
    Bass 1.5
    Middle 8.5
    Treble 8
    VI 8
    V2 5
    Channels jumped
    Use these setting with Parker Nitefly
     

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