I have started playing 1 week ago. I don't understand how to completely set my amp. Can some one help me for set my amp for j-rock?

I use blackstar id core 10. I use blackstar's amp software for amp settings:

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    Please define j-rock?
    – Jay Skyler
    Jul 12, 2015 at 23:07
  • I believe that j-rock is Japanese rock.
    – MrTheBard
    Jul 13, 2015 at 17:45
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    @MrTheBard: Correct, but that's a pretty large genre. The OP might need to be more specific in terms of what exactly they are trying to achieve.
    – Stephan B
    Jul 14, 2015 at 6:02
  • @grumtaku, sounds like a good question for the Blackstar INSIDER community. Not sure, were the hid it, but you probably can find more insiders here: forum.blackstaramps.com/index.php .
    – MS-SPO
    Dec 28, 2022 at 9:21

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I don't know what J-Rock is definitively as it could mean a number of things, however if you mean a 'metal' style rock guitar sound that I believe to be popular over there, then it can be quite simple:

  • Strip all of your pedals and effects, and turn all dials to zero;
  • Turn the volume up as far as it will go;
  • Keep the Bass and Treble dials high;
  • Turn down any 'Middle' dials until the sound becomes scooped - bear in the mind that middle frequencies are important for clarity, so find a decent compromise;
  • Bring up the gain until you get the sound you require;
  • Finally, bring the volume down to a more manageable level.

This will get you a lot of the way, but without any clearer description of what you want to sound like, then I can't offer any more help.

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