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Posted by Mickster on August 03, 2001 at 17:45:37:

In Reply to: lovely, just lovely posted by Spedro on August 03, 2001 at 01:01:41:

: hey guys, i play a fretless usa deluxe jazz, and i'm in a ska band, but i'm having trouble getting a good sound out of it for ska, like my low end seems fine, but something like the d and g string dont' cut as much. I have a carvin R1000 head + carvin 18 cab, plus i have a 4x10 i keep at home, as of now i just use the 18 when playing with the band, do you think the 4x10 could help? if not, any eq tricks? i plan on using this with the school jazz ensamble. The eq on this is so confusing. If you have a carvin email me, i need help learning to use it... muhale, i'm so confused,

: Also, another question,
: I see all of these other bass players with all of these rack compressors, sonic maximizers, and power conditionsers, and i'm confused, is any of this stuff worth spending money on? i don't understand what any of it does. i wish there was an amp faq out there somewhere. ahg. sleep.

: thanks
: walt

Spedro, if your low end sounds O.K., but the D & G string aren't cutting through as well, I'd say it's the 18" cabinet you're using. 18s are very bottom heavy, and this is why your lows sound good. Try using just the 4x10 cab. You'll get a tighter sound, and watch how all of a sudden the D & G strings come to life. You will lose some low end, but, if it's not too much for you, stay with the 4x10. You could use both, which would cover the highs and lows, but that's a lot of equipment to haul around. As far as EQ settings go, the best thing I can tell you is to take time and experiment. Set everything flat, then slowly move each control. It may take an hour or more, but, once you do it you'll know the settings you like. All amps are different, as are player's tastes, so I think this is the only accurate way to get a sound you like. For Sca you might try using very little midrange; give it a chance, you might like this "scooped" sound.


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