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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:49 pm Reply with quote  
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  tjinca1
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I'm having a little trouble dialing in the right tones on my x100b (had the same problem with the V3m before I traded it for the x100b).

The problem is the boomy bass when I use the neck pickup of my strat. It's easy enough to dial out with lowering the bass a lot on the amp, but then when I switch to my bridge humbucker it is too weak with not enough bass. I know it isn't my pickups and cabinet (a Two Rock 1x12), because I've been using them for years with many other amps and I've never had this problem. I noticed it in the store when I was trying out the amp, but hoped it would be a better fit and I could dial it in at home. moving the tone knobs on my guitar doesn't help enough either.

Anyone else notice this or have any suggestions?
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Is your amp on the floor?
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It can get a bit boomy, I just set my guitar up for the amp ( roll the bass side of the pick up down a touch... it was all good
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On the amp, the Mid knob also affects Bass, and vice-versa. So I've noticed on my Carvins.

So try fiddling with the Mid knob in conjuction with the bass knob on the amp until both guitar pickups are to your liking.

Specifically, try keeping the bass knob at 5, put the Mid down to 2, and treble at 5. Start from there...
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hallwayminstrel wrote:
On the amp, the Mid knob also affects Bass, and vice-versa. So I've noticed on my Carvins.

So try fiddling with the Mid knob in conjuction with the bass knob on the amp until both guitar pickups are to your liking.

Specifically, try keeping the bass knob at 5, put the Mid down to 2, and treble at 5. Start from there...


Interesting, I'll try it. Right now I can't get the bass knob above 3, but I have the mid on about 5.

Would it be any different if I changed tubes from the EL34s to 6L6s?
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My Vintage 16 doesn't have that problem! Laughing
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What you are discribing sounds strange. I have never heard of an amp booming out with bass set at 3. Can you try other guitars with it? What is being discribed is not normal for the X100B. My CT624 will start getting boomy at low ends with bass set at 7.5 and higher.
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ElfDude wrote:
My Vintage 16 doesn't have that problem! Laughing


Neither my Fuzzy X100B or X100B IV have that problem either.
I Generally run with the base knob set at around 1 o'clock. Wink

Fuzzy has E34L's & the IV has JJ 6L6.
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tjinca1, can you describe the speaker cab you're plugging these amps into?
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I know it isn't my cab or guitars, I've been using them for a long time, with many different amp heads and never had this problem. I'm going to change to 6V6s today and see if that helps.
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The Xamp has a TON of low end. On amps with normal EQ I'm a bass at 10 kinda guy, but on the Xamp with it's active EQ I couldn't get past 4.

From what you describe I doubt 6L6s will take care of your problem, but it's worth trying if you have a set.

It may be you need to bring the bass control down and fiddle with the graphic a bit. It seems to me the graphic's 'Q' is a bit narrower than the tone controls giving more fine control.

I read your statement that you've never had this problem with other amps, but unless your history includes old Ampeg or Orange amps you've not used an amp with similar EQ to Carvin. It definately takes some getting used to. Settings that on other amps would seem unusual can yield excellent results.
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Switching from EL34s to 6L6s is great. That's more my tone, and it helped with the bass boominess. Liking it much better now.
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To be honest, it sounds like it may be more to do with pickup height than with the eq on the amp. I would try lowering the neck pickup to see if that helps with the boomy bass.
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Have you experimented with bringing down the 75hz on the graphic? Bob
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