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  • Reduce amp brightness at listening distance

    Hey Guys,



    I've been stepping out into the audience space more recently before the show to check my tones at listening distance and have been increasingly concerned about the brightness and thinning effect distance has.



    It's a classic case of the tone sounding great when you stand on stage in front of it, but when the sound actually travels and develops and is received by the audience, it's completely different.



    I usually tilt back about 40 degress to help with that, but still the same effect about 10-20 feet in front. 40 watt 6L6 combo, heavily modified, 1x12 alnico jensen. Various humbucker and single coil guitars. Pretty clean and mildly overdriven mostly, up to rock crunch.



    Any suggestions out there? Plexi baffling might be overkill as we don't generally mic the amps on smaller gigs. I've heard of these little felt discs you place on the grill clothe over the cone, but haven't heard many reviews...



    Cheers

  • #2
    Im interested in this too , as majority of my gigs are unmiced therefore you are reling on the onstage tone and volume for what the audience hears.



    in these cases should you eq the amp to what sounds better out the front ?

    even if it sounds crap to you and the band onstage ?

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    • #3
      Im interested in this too , as majority of my gigs are unmiced therefore you are reling on the onstage tone and volume for what the audience hears.



      in these cases should you eq the amp to what sounds better out the front ?

      even if it sounds crap to you and the band onstage ?

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      • #4
        Tough call! If I contour the eq to sound good out front, I lose a lot of detail and nuance for myself, and we all know that feeling... Kinda like wearing earplugs and you can't get into the zone.

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        • #5
          do you always play with a full sound system? I usually turn my rig around and rely on front of house for tone, and just get my self in the monitors a bit

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