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    Ok, ive tried asking this at various other forums but no one seems to reply...
    I recently got a tube driver for my amp, now to give you an idea of my basic setup, i have a marshall valvestate 2 12... an older model though, a digitech rp50 effects processor and this tube driver... now ive definitely nailed a nice brownish tone, but still when i turn my amp up fairly loud for jamming it goes all bassy and hollow. any suggestions on what i could do to fix this? i thought maybe the tube driver would allow me to go a bit higher in volume but perhaps i have something setup wrong?

    by the way any of you with a similar setup, if u want a vintage very brown soundish tone, here are my settings: (i think ive nailed it pretty good)

    Marshall Valvestate: Gain:4 / Bass:7.2 / Mid:0 / Treble:7 / Contour:2
    Tube Driver: Out Level: 4.5 / Hi: 8 / Lo: 6 / Tube Drive: 4.2


    Also, on my marshall there are two 'direct out' jacks, one for left and one for right. Now if i were to plug the left into one 12 inch speaker i have and the right direct out into another 12 inch speaker, would this work, like would it actually be louder??? i dont want to blow anything up haha
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    Direct out jacks won't power a speaker.

    Your amp most likely sounds bassy and hollow at high levels because it is solid state. Solid state amps tend to sound better at lower volume.

    You can set the Tube Driver to give you a bit of a volume boost, but if your amp is already turned up pretty far, you may have a hard time even noticing the boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangarang

    by the way any of you with a similar setup, if u want a vintage very brown soundish tone, here are my settings: (i think ive nailed it pretty good)

    Marshall Valvestate: Gain:4 / Bass:7.2 / Mid:0 / Treble:7 / Contour:2
    Tube Driver: Out Level: 4.5 / Hi: 8 / Lo: 6 / Tube Drive: 4.2

    Your amp sounds hollow because you have NO mids. Try cranking the mids up to about 3 or 4 when you crank the amp up. That sound might be O.K. when you play in your room, but if you ever jam with a drummer, you will NEED mids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk5
    Your amp sounds hollow because you have NO mids. Try cranking the mids up to about 3 or 4 when you crank the amp up. That sound might be O.K. when you play in your room, but if you ever jam with a drummer, you will NEED mids.
    Ah mids, a necessary evil, as I always say. Marshall 800's I think alone, sound like crap. Play one with a live band and you'll know why people love them. They cut through the mix because they have lots of midrange. Took me a while to get used to using midrange, but you'll find you don't have to turn the amp up as much to hear it if you turn up the mids. Good luck!

 

 

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