You have a 3 channel amp w/shared EQ, which get shared?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by MikeyG, Feb 22, 2012.

Clean and Crunch, or Crunch and Lead?

  1. Clean and Crunch

  2. Crunch and Lead

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  1. MikeyG

    MikeyG Supporting Member

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    You have clean, crunch, and lead.... Would you prefer to share the EQ on the clean and crunch, or crunch and lead?
     
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    I'll reveal why I am asking after some more votes roll in.
     
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    The new EVH Micro head has clean and crunch shared.... seems like it makes sense to share on crunch and lead, since lead is usually just an extension of crunch.

    My clean and crunch EQ are usually quite different ...
     
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    +1 Mikey, my clean eq is always more different than the difference in crunch to solo.
     
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    Yes. Cleans must have their own EQ for me without a doubt. I find the clean channel to be the first block of the tone pryamid.

    A great example of clean Eq with a 2nd and 3rd (crunch and lead ) shared is the Bogner XTC.
     
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    Yeah "in general", a lead channel tends to be less highs, more mids ... so you can fix the lead mode to do something like that... without needing separate EQ. The XTC is a perfect example, correct.

    I suppose there's those that like brighter lead tones, though, and they'd be SOL ... could always get a Treble Booster...
     
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    +1 to the above. cleans need separate eq more often than leads.

    the boost is almost always just an additional gain stage on the dirty channel so i doubt you'd ever have the option for a separate lead eq. but even it were a choice i'd still do it that way. more than half the time i use pedals for lead boost anyway and have control over eq there if really needed.
     
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    Yup if I had the choice, I would want my clean to have its own eq. I would rather have shared eq for crunch and lead. Nice poll btw!
     

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