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    Default Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    post your fav heavy distortion amp eq settings (ex. gain-vol bass-mid-treble effects?)

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    Default Re: Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    Nooo! Those are a secret!

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    Default Re: Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    gain-5
    bass-4
    mids-5
    treble-6
    presence-8
    volume-5

    thats on my marshall avt150 combo.

    for my favorite amp(mesa boogie mark 4)

    gain-7
    volume-5
    bass-3
    mids-5
    treble-7

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    anything works with me as long as it gets the tone in my head across
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    Default Re: Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    My head looks like this:

    Volume I: Full
    Volume II: Full
    Presence: 8
    Bass: 6
    Mid: 4
    Treble: 9
    This space is for rent.

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    Default Re: Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    channel volume up all the way. treble-10, mids-3, bass-6/7, gain-7

    but im still working on it

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    DO NOT SCOOP THOSE MIDS! Scooped mids sounds like total ****, and we dont want **** in our sound, do we!?

    Plenty of mids, not too much bass, thats what bass players are for, and enough treble to round stuff out, but not to be icepicky. Use as little gain as possible while still retaining balls.

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    Default Re: Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    on the mesa setting on my line6-
    gain-6
    bass-5
    mids-7
    treble-6

    on the marshall setting-
    gain-5
    bass-5
    mids-6
    terble-5

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    Default Re: Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    ok... my fav setting from the guitar port:
    JCM800
    drive 6
    bass 5
    mid 8
    trebble 5
    presence 6

    slight boost with the screamer to fatten up the tone a bit, add some mid boosting EQ and run it through a 4x10 greenback cab =)

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    Default Re: Amp EQ settings for metal?!

    On my JCM800:

    Gain 5
    Bass 2
    Mid 3
    Treble 2
    Presence 6-7
    Volume As loud as possible

    I then put a Fulltone (or similar) overdrive in front of it.
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