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Old 01-27-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
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Re: i need some help!

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in my band we tune to B, i dont want to change our tunnings cause it would fuck everything up and i like it alot but it sounds to muddy anything i can buy cheap to clean it up a bit, so it sounds less sludgy. im using a crate g-600 head through a peavy cab. a boos ns-2 noise gate, boss ge-7 eq, and a digitech metal master

also i just got my boss ge-7 eq and i dont know much about can anyone tell me what the following frequncies are and what they control. 100 hz, 200 hz, 400 hz, 800 hz, 1.6 hz, 3.2 hz, 6.4 hz?


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What pickups are you using? That COULD be the problem.
For info on eq'ing try these sites...
http://www.sirgalahad.org/paul/music/eq-guide.html
http://www.digitalprosound.com/2002/...g_excerpt1.htm
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Old 01-28-2005, 04:36 AM   #2
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im using my stock pickups:( but i only use the bridge, i want to get a emg 81 maybe by the end of this week i can get one. they seem really simple to install too.

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If you are tuning to B do 1 of these 2 things:
buy a fuckin 7 string, as they are meant to be tuned to B
Get some strings with 52+/60 gauge being the low E string
What guitar do you own???
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:10 AM   #4
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i already use the zack wyldes 10-60's. i use a ibanez rg270dx
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:49 AM   #5
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My band uses B tuning and we don't really run into being muddy. Try taking off some of the bass. Plus you're using a Crate, in which I've run into problems of being muddy with it too.

Also turning up loud can also be muddy if you have a good bit of bass in the mix.

The only problem I've had really is just not standing out enough
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Old 01-30-2005, 12:30 PM   #6
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i like to have "chunk" but i also dont want it to be to muddy. its hard to get the guitars and bass set right at practice. im hopefully going to get an emg 81 today or sometime soon.
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I read a column about this yesterday. Pretty much guitarists, when they practice alone, they usually make the sound smooth by turning up the treble and bass and cutting the mids. This setting is alright for solitary practice, but when practicing with the whole band or playing a show, you want to be heard so you turn up the volume and in this setting, you will usually distort and sound very muddy.

An EMG will clean up the sound a little, but what I realized a while back was that the bass player brings in more of the bassy chunk, and not the guitarist. You can still get the sound of the 'chunk' but just cut down the bass and turn up the mids.

You kinda have to realize that your guitar and amp cannot produce the same chunk sound as a professional recording because guitars on a recording are usually double tracked so that it sounds like a wall of guitars and plus because of the bassist who brings in the heavy bassy chunk. And with recordings, they turn down the volume so that their "ideal sound" can really come out.

Hope this helps.
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i jsut got an emg today i hooked it up but it aint working yet something isnt right but hopefully i can get it fixed and see if it helps. and miscreant your absolutely right on that one.
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Old 02-02-2005, 04:58 PM   #9
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dam the emg 81 is bad ass. my tone is way betetr the mud is pretty much gone everything else can be taken away from tweeking my eq. thanks guys
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