Humidity killed my tone !

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  1. Kelia

    Kelia Well-Known Member

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    Well yesterday afternoon ,....while playing my two 2204 half stacks , I had
    a beautiful warm tone ,..the kind you just can't put the guitar down , but finally
    had to because it was supper time .

    So to make a long story short ,.. I boiled the water to cook the pasta but forgot to turn
    the fan of the stove on and my place got filled with humidity ,...you couldn't see
    outside anymore ,...windows were all steamed.

    So I finish eating and started to play again and now I had this ugly cold shrill tone , the kind you
    want to trow the guitar away which I did ,....couldn't stand it.

    I'm telling you this because it reminded me when I was playing cold and humid basements ,...could never get a good tone and all the band suffered from this but from todays experience, I know now that humidity kills tone !

    Also concrete in a basement is a tone killer ,...I remember putting a large rug
    on the concrete and it really helped .

    Let me know your thoughts and experience !
     
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    IOSEPHVS Well-Known Member

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    It's usually operator error for me. The other day, I was playing some nice arpeggiated chords through the clean channel with a subtle, shimmering modulation from the Flanger Hoax. I took a break, vaped some medical Cannabis, ate some spaghetti (irony?), came back, and kicked on the English Muff'n. It didn't sound good, I checked and rechecked my amp and pedal settings and could not dial it in. After about 15 minutes, I realized that I was still using the neck humbucker. Once I switched over to the bridge pickup all was well. So, I'm guessing that the pasta was the proximate cause of the problem.
     
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    MarshallDog Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Moral of these two stories, dont eat pasta!
     
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    Have a cold tile basement 1960 unfinished my amps are not as warm sounding as my girlfriends finished basement:(
     
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    Could be that eating a hot meal unblocked part of your sinus which changed your perception of the sound. Happens. I read on a singers website once that eating a lot of carbs can swell the inside of your sinus changing the tone of your voice. It never ends really.
     
  6. anitoli

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    Speaker cones are mostly paper and moisture affects it. Also moisture changes the density of the air. In my basement jam room there are definitely times where the amps sound better and the humidity level is part of it.
     
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    If your tone is good, go hungry.
     
  8. Sustainium

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    I like the part where the “tone was too good to put the guitar down.”
    I made pasta yesterday also lol.
     
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    I'm going to start off by saying I am not trying to be mean...this forum has had a lot of tone discussions but this the first (and I am assuming) tongue and cheek tone discussion based on pasta. Should we now swap which greenback for which type of spaghetti noodle for the best tonz?

    For my djent....i prefer al dente. That is all
     
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    Ah, now that terrible album name has meaning.

    This must have been the message they were trying to convey all those years ago.
     

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    A 2204, and Spaghetti? - "That's Amore!"
     
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    all you gotta do right now is make some barbecue near your cab to dry it out.
     
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    coolidge56 Well-Known Member Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Great now I have a craving for spaghetti, but don't want to wreck my tone. Damn the internet.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    There's always a workaround, no boiling required = pure tone!

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    High protein low carbs...even amps love it!!!!
     
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    Next time order delivery.

    :jam:
     
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    Sounds like a cheap movie title!
     
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