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From personal experience as well as working with well respected engineers, guitar amps make noises. A lot of time this has to do with the type of amp and setup that you are going for. Sure, you can get a fairly clean sound out of certain amps/guitars but if you're playing a rock setup, your amp will be making some noise. This is only really an issue if ...


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What have you hooked up to it? Does it buzz when you have nothing plugged in and turn up the volume? If so, it is the amp. If not, you may have created a ground loop. In that case, a DI box will hopefully break it.


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Wow great stuff here! I am a sound system designer and acoustician with over 30 years experience, as well as a guitar player. The idea that whether the cabinet has 1 12 or 4 12s, if connected to one head, they will output the same acoustic energy is correct. You will not move more air, but the air you move will be much cleaner and sonically that clarity ...


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Honestly, if you want to play high gain stuff, it's all in the pickup. Get yourself a cheap guitar and then upgrade it with the top of the line bridge pickup of your choice (the pickup will set you back $60-150 if you can handle a soldering Iron yourself). You are looking for a high gain pickup of brands like Seymour Duncan (very popular is the SH-6), ...


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I used IK Multimedia amp modelling for a few years. The amp sims are top notch, but even so, I found differences in guitars that I used. I started with a Mexican Squier Telecaster with single-coil pickups. Although I was able to conjure up some decent lead tones, the overall tone was thin, no matter how I adjusted the eq. etc. Then I tried an Ibanez ...


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How much does the quality of my electric guitar actually matter now? Define your expectations. Find out exactly what you are trying to accomplish. Many people obsess about the quality of the build and focus on the brand name. What makes a great guitar is not always the sum of the parts, sometimes it is the feel. If I pick up another $99 Squier or ...


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As Tim mentioned, there doesn't seem to be too much of a need for a specific amp for a low B. I play a 5-string through a Peavey TKO 115 Combo that I bought 12 years ago and it does the trick (and sounds better than the new version). The real thing to notice here is that bass frequencies require more wattage to properly project. This is why a 100 watt ...


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There's not a big problem for 5 string basses (especially those with a high C - only jesting) And no particular need for big speakers. I use low B 5er with either a 2x10, a 4x10 or both cabs together. All sounds fine, pushing them with Trace-Elliot. I also use a 1x15 combo that sounds fine too.A friend with an 8 string (F#-F) uses a high quality amp with 32 ...



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