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Posted by Glen on April 12, 2001 at 11:18:39:
In Reply to: Re: question about amp wattage posted by Blisshead on April 09, 2001 at 18:08:43:
The whole problem for guitar in a heavy rock (or fusion or other) setting is that, even if you WANT to turn down, there's this tonal thing that only begins to happen at (or above) a certain volume. And no amp simulator or effects rig really gets it at low/mid volume, nor do small combo amps - that's why every geeetarist from Hendrix to McLaughlin to (name your favorite) has, at one time or another, plugged a Strat or LesPaul into a stack of Marshalls . And if you like to play with feedback then you truly NEED the extra volume. It sometimes even leads to the paradoxical situation of incredibly loud stage volume and only moderate audience volume.
: You could try boosting a few of the mids, can sometimes help cut through the mix. You have a lot of power, but up against those monsters I can see how you get lost. Any chance of turning down a bit? (Yeah I know thats farfetched, I've been there too). Do you have a P.A. that you could go through as well as your rig? Maybe use a D.I. box and go direct to that? Good luck -B
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