That sounded great! Did you still use the HP filter with these settings in this recording?blacklabel wrote: ↑Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:24 pmHi Unique!Unique wrote: ↑Wed Oct 26, 2022 1:33 pmHere's the settings I always use and pretty much nails the #34 sound for me:
P - 0
B - 0
M - 6.5
T - 5.5
Mstr - 8
PA - 1.75
As far as how you set your PA goes, I think it really depends on the preamp tubes you're using. Like, do they have a lot of gain/drive, or, do they tend to have a little less gain? Not all tubes were/are created equal, and some will have more gain than others, like the 80's Beijing Military 6N4's. With these, you can set your PA a little lower and get the right distortion character you want. Where as, tubes with slightly less gain, you might need to turn the PA up a tad bit to get the sound you want.
Also, I find rolling the bass down to zero works very similar to having a HP filter on. This seems to bring out more character with the sound. Funny thing is, since there's not much low frequencies to this mod, you don't really miss the bass, unless you're one who turns the bass up pretty high to begin with. Then it might sound a little too sharp and edgy for you. Or maybe not?
thanks for your advice, as I said it would be better to try the APH1s because the 498T is really pushed.
It is however interesting to use other guitars and pickups that are not specifically a reissue or standard.
I use this gibson custom stock or with a Dirty Finger 80s with a mesa mark
Anyway your settings have been useful to me, I recorded an audio, listen to it tell me what you think of the sound and of course I prefer the raw truth. I'm trying to figure out how to use the greenback and actually setting the EQ with the bass to 0 in my opinion works.
despite having set the gain to 1.5, there is a lot of gain due to the 498T, tomorrow I'll replace it with the aph1
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4akzi316pky0m ... T.wav?dl=0
How are you setting up your mic? I like setting my mic off-center a bit, on the edge where the dust cap meets the cone, pointing straight at the speaker, about 2" away. Don't point it at the dust cap, keep it straight like you would when mic'ing center and up close, pointing at the edge of the dust cap, or wherever you set it. This will give you a fuller sound versus the mic being dead-on center, up close, and you get more of everything (guitar, amp, speaker, room, ect.) in the recording. It's not as brash sounding, but it's still aggressive with an in your face type of sound.
One reason, I'm confident, why UYI's #34 sound is different than most of Slash's other albums, where that half-cocked wah sound with this mod seems to be stronger, almost kind of like a reverb effect (besides actual reverbs or delays being used in mixing) with UYI than other recordings, is most likely due to how they set up and mixed in room mics with the tracks. Case in point, for those who have a #34, and even #36 mod, in their amps, and records them, probably notices that this sound with their mods is stronger when playing their amps live versus recording them and listing back to it. That's because where you're sitting when you play, you're hearing things from a 'room' perspective and you're hearing the whole sum of your guitar, amp, speakers, and room. Room mics in a recording capture this type of sound. Then when mixed in, depending on how you mix them in, they be used as a natural reverb, or as a perspective to give the listener an 'in the room' sound.
Mic'ing up close is great for just wanting to capture a guitar without any other sounds getting picked up, while setting the mic back a little further can get you more information in the recording. But be advised, if you set up your mic too far away from the speaker, and if your recording with your computer in the room, or an AC or heater vent close to your speaker, these things can get picked up as well. Not only that, but all rooms have their own sound, based on what's in the room, how much space there is, the shape of it, if you have curtains, or anything hanging on the walls that can cause odd reflections, even the type of flooring you have plays a part in the final sound. These things can reflect sound in odd ways creating unique, or odd, reverbs. Also, where your speaker cabinet sets in the room, how high it is, or the mic is off the floor, these things too will have an effect on the sound. Some things, like curtains and drapes, absorb sound at various frequencies depending on the the material they are made from. Studio use these types of things to 'fine tune' their rooms. However, just backing the mic off a tiny bit can do wonders for your sound without capturing too much of what's in the room. Even the littlest adjustment to the mic will have an impact on the sound one way or another. So play around with it and see what you like.