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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:42 pm

Turn down your gain. It works.

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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby leftyguitarman » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:46 pm

Well, my amp doesnt have a knob labeled "Gain," but my cousin told me the "Channel Volume" knob is the same thing. I have messed with it but it never seems to work. I think the amp is gonna go bye bye. I dont like it much. I'd much rather have a small 15w Marshall than my 15w Line 6.
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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby mickeypainless » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:54 pm

>>>I'd much rather have a small 15w Marshall than my 15w Line 6.

I bought the Line6 Spider 212 a couple years ago and have given it to my metal head boys! Way too many knobs and buttons fer this ol' cowboy! Hell, my Blues Jr has too many knobs! LOL I'm still thinkin I need that Epi Valve w/ Vol. ONLY!
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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:54 pm

Yep. Same thing. On some amps, "Gain" is labeled "Volume" and "Volume" is "Master Volume." "Drive" is a better term, since you're controlling the level of driving signal coming through to some amp stage. Gain is constant. Haven't seen a guitar amp with a "Drive" knob. Guess I'll have to build one.

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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby 601blues » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:42 pm

I'd much rather have a small 15w Marshall ......Lefty ,I have a Marshall MG30 for practice and have done somesmall gig wit it,sounds great ,But as far as my LP even when I run direct in on the recorder I don't get the clean sound I want with cords,and use my strat for cords and LP fer Lead
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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby rustyslide » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:29 pm

>Haven't seen a
>guitar amp with a "Drive" knob. Guess I'll have to build
>one.

They do exist, I happen to have one:

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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:30 pm

All right!

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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby ricochet » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:31 pm

I notice another knob on it is "Master Level."

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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby rustyslide » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:04 pm

>I notice another knob on it is "Master Level."

Yeah, it pretty much sounds the same through the range of that knob - just louder at one end of its sweep than the other ;)




With regards to Les Pauls, I think they happen to work great for rhythm work (not as good as a drum, mind you, but...).
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RE: Swing Guitars

Postby 601blues » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:27 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-20-06 AT 03:30 PM (EST)]I use mine for rythym and lead,also what i was refering to was in a recording situation I perfer to use my Strat,For Rythym lines, But live my LP kicks butt! It could be the way Iam recording as well,but buy no means am I even refering anything neg.bout muh paul![img]http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c204/601blues/ronsbabby013.jpg
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