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Unread 11-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New here-Need settings help for DSL40C

Just got my 40C yesterday. I play a Gibson Les Paul Standard. For the life of me I can't get the sound I am looking for. I play Kiss, Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, Cinderella, you get the point. What settings should I be using? I feel like my Line 6 gives me better sound, so I know something is wrong. Been playing on Ultra Gain channel. Please, any help is appreciated.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New here-Need settings help for DSL40C

Use ultra gain on lead 1


Mids 11 o'clock treble 9 o'clock bass 12 o'clock... Gain DEPENDING ON VOLUME, but if your volume is low, try 10-11 o'clock...

Next, throw away your line 6...


Put you tone knobs to half on the lp....

I have the same rig as you, also throw in a JJ TUBE IN v1
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Unread 11-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: New here-Need settings help for DSL40C

I play mostly 80's hard rock too and use the following on the 100H.

Ultra Gain 1
Triode mode

Dial numbers (not clock)
Res: 6
Pres: 2-3
T-shft: Out
Bass: 5
Mid: 6
Trbl: 2.5
Vol: .5 - 2 (@ home)
Gain: 6, sometimes 5 and pushed w/ an SD-1

I should add that when I have the opportunity to play louder (volume @ 4-7), I change the settings. Basically, I reduce the resonance and bass, increase the presence and treble, and adjust the gain slightly to fit.

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Unread 11-11-2012, 03:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: New here-Need settings help for DSL40C

How long have you been playing guitar?


Is this your first tube amp?


Asking for settings and naming 12 different bands, all sounding wildly different doesn't give us much to start with. It sounds to me like you're used to digital amps and your ears haven't had time to adjust to a proper tube amp.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: New here-Need settings help for DSL40C

Like your humor on the 12 different bands. Was just trying to give a little feedback on the style music I play. Been playing bass for 10 years, guitar for six months. I have adapted really quickly. And yes, this is my first tube amp. Appreciate the feedback.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 02:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: New here-Need settings help for DSL40C

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Ultra Gain 1
Triode mode
WTF? NOPE! Pentode mode
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