I Read That the Rev

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  1. BanditPanda

    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    I Read That the Rev... turns the treble of his amps off.
    Don't know if that's something he got from Jimi back in the day or...?
    In any event I am now doing the same thing although I do admit to using Presence.
    Anybody else not using the Treble on their amps?
    Again I do admit to using the treble on the EQ sections of my pedals.
    I am irredeemably fooked up tonally. It's pathetic really.
    BP
     
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    It depends on the amp.
     
  3. Bluesrock

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    Where did you read this?
     
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    Schenker cranks presence above 8, & turns treble below 1...
     
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    I've tried it. IME- It's very speaker/amp dependent.

    I prefer a balance of both presence and treble. Usuallly if I have to go so far as to crank one way down and the other up- there is an issue somewhere- pickups, speaker, guitar.

    I will say that I'm in the camp of "classic NMV Marshalls sound better the more you juice up the presence", but you need to compensate elsewhere- speakers/guitars/cabs- otherwise, icepick.

    Do whatever works for you.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I’m running my treble around 2.5, or 3 or so with my SC20 Bandit, and the presence about the same.

    I do, of course, change both depending on a certain song or tone I’m after,.... or a different sounding guitar.

    I’ve never really played with the treble on 0 for any period of time,..scooping the treble Huh!?
     
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    I set the EQs and presence flat on my amp, and control the tone with my EQ pedal and tone controls on my guitar.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Do you like what you’re hearing Bandit? Is it pleasing to you?

    Im pretty sure I prefer an amp to be a bit on the bright side I guess, but with a thick low end.
     
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    Here's a good one, quote : "Billy once described ZZ's sound as "four flat tires on a muddy road" unquote. :hmm:
    BP
     
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    scozz...in answer to your question : "I am irredeemably fooked up tonally. It's pathetic really."
    BP
     
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    I have never played with my treble on 0, with the way I EQ my amps it always starts at 5 and fine tune from there, and if I have a slight head cold, I have learned to never touch the dials, because the next time you fire up the amp it’s all over the place.
    Cheers
     
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    Yeah and he uses .007's too ever try that? I played .008's for about 10 years, but never .007"s.
     
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    He says lots of stuff....I have never heard an amp with the treble on zero that didn’t sound awful. You can hear his amps treble on every ZZ album...they are not on zero.
     
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    Interesting. Long ago, I read that Ritchie Blackmore turned the bass all the way down on his Marshall Majors.
     
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    The rev?

    I use the treble.

    Prescence is more gain for me... Haha
     
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    I found the actuals...

    msampsebt.jpg

    Marshall 2205 (in 2000)
     
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    Not yet dro.
    BP
     
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    As per above post by DoD Michael Schenker uses next to zero treble. He does seem to get pretty good sound, wouldn't you say?
    BP
     
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    Depends on the amp. 2203’s and 2204’s can get away with having the treble on 0. The mids control is used for brightness in that case. Treble on 0 and mids on 3 or 4, you’ll never miss that treble knob.
     
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