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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Raspy, Feb 12, 2010.
According to my lovely wife, its ALWAYS too loud.
I used to be wide open all the time until I worked with Norman Nardini for a few years. He showed me how dynamic a guitar can be by using the volume on the guitar and touch.
I turn mine up to 11, when the wife is out
Depends on the room, half way up in the basement, but all the way up if I can, the Playboy sounds freakin awesome turned up!
I just had top go and get a cloth to clean the coffee splutter that now covers my monitor.
Settings. It reminded me to go record the settings from my amp from todays activity.
Guitar master volume is anywhere to about 80%. Otherwise the kids yell at me to turn it down "you and your crazy rock and roll"
Please tell us more about Norman Nardine and what you learned from him. What did he do with the volume that added so much dynamic?
I am playing around with this right now and am very interested in the different tones I can get with volume control both on the Vox amp and the guitar.
Lead us on o' GreatGretsch!
is that a Deluxe?
Where are you playing that thing @ those volumes?
Yep HRD w/ Jensen . That is a practice setting for a small sized room 10m x 4m. If I need more there plently left in the amp. Also micing up is always an option.
Vintage Fenders have a sweet spot, depending on the amp, somewhere between 3.5 and 5.
My HRD is too loud above 2 on the volume. I only use the clean channel, so master does not really affect the sound unless i were to use a dirty channel. I your guitar volume turned down to allow the volume on the amp to be high?
That's because it has a linear pot for the volume.
Basicly a Strat with low output Danelectro pickups into a Peavey Classic is what Norman uses most of the time. You have to have an amp that is dynamic enough to to clean up when you back the volume or your attack. High output pickups are usually not as responsive. I think that is why you see most experience players using lower output pickups.
If you have ever seen Norman; He can go from as searing over-driven sound to clean and uses no pedals....EVER. He thinks they are the devil.
It really varies for me on what tune I'm playing on which guitar. I have no set parameters.
For the last 10 years I've usually left my volume and tones at 10 on all my guitars. I certainly agree with the reference from Norman Nardini and used to practice that myself, but I've just fallen in love with the sound of different pickups. Generally, I think pickups have their true sound only when they're on full. I often use a volume pedal to adjust, and I use effects to modify them, but there's nothing like a Filtertron, Supertron, Humbucker, Lace Sensor, etc. I love those true, clean sounds.
Oh...I agree that a great sounding pickup sounds great full volume, but like a woman with a real sexy voice; I like to hear her whisper and make a few more quiet sounds before she starts to scream....If you know what I mean. It's the whole "musical experience" you can squeeze out of a good sounding pickup that turns me on.
Wow after saying that...Pedals really must be like "toys", there is nothing like just plugging in....Just kidding.
I've stripped by Gretschiphone (ES-295 w/Filters) down to a single master volume. I move that knob all over the place
Good to know I'm not the only one being yelled at by the kids...!
When I was a teenager my mom used to yell at me to lower the volume of the guitar and/or stereo, when I got married that role was overtaken by my wife, and now my children are the ones that are in charge of sending me that message...!
I grew up in a totalitarian tate ruled by adults and now I live in a totalitarian state ruled by children.. (not my quote). Keeps you young though Make me proud when I here my kids singing '50s songs when they're doing home work. The power of the subliminal..