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#1 2010-11-17 19:29:41

Johnny Rock
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V4 head. Setting for guitar...

Hi Folks. I am using my Ampeg V4 with a 4x12 cab loaded with Vintage 30s. I'd like to know what setting you would recommend for a classic rock sound. I play a Gibson LP guitar and use Boss stomps such as a SD-1 Super Overdrive, OD-3 Overdrive, DS-1 Distortion, MT-2 Metalzone,and a BD-2 Blues Driver.
i'm having a hard time dialing in a good classic rock sound and any advise would be great...

Thanks alot...
Johnny.

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#2 2010-11-18 19:57:07

hangman
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

Totally,  forget the pedals.

turn it up to about 11-12 o'clock and set the eq how you like it.

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#3 2010-11-19 01:23:52

Johnny Rock
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

hangman wrote:

Totally,  forget the pedals.

turn it up to about 11-12 o'clock and set the eq how you like it.

I was hoping to get a good rock sound at a lower volume,I know it sounds great when cranked but this amp is sooo loud. thanks alot..

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#4 2010-11-19 01:38:22

hangman
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

hmm... you could get a Mesa boogie v1 bottle rocket?

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#5 2010-11-19 12:55:58

rob
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

Simple...get an attenuator. I have been using them for 20 years. The THD works great with this amp. None of the add on master volume "mods" or pedals will get you there. Nothing sounds like a cranked tube amp in my opinion, and the Peg is one of the very best!

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#6 2010-11-23 15:47:34

rob
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

The Tom Scholz works very well. I bought mine new a long time ago. One thing to look out for though with these...re-heat the solder joints on the resistors once in a while, especially if you drop it. The THD hot plate is good too, and much smaller. I usually gig with the THD because it is smaller, and a bit more robust. The Scholz has more settings though, and sounds better at really quiet settings. At -3 to -16 db they are too close to tell the differance.

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#7 2012-01-28 02:07:19

Khriss
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

I used mine for clean, but one night a guitarist from another needed to borrow it. She plugged in straight, turned up to 8: sounded so absoglorious. I had never turned it up past 3.

So definitely: no pedals, but maybe a hot plate/ variac thingamabob that drops the voltage is the desirable way to go.

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#8 2013-09-27 13:57:14

V40
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

Stay away from the bass knob.  It is not your friend.  Seriously though, no pedals going to sound like this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owHEBZSh33w

But I use one.  I get a great faces / ron wood thing with my LP and a keith deal with my tele. But as soon as i touch that bass knob, "poof" its gone.

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#9 2013-12-08 20:03:20

cthendrico
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Re: V4 head. Setting for guitar...

My opinion is that you set the mids up a bit, treble and bass at noon switch the input selector all the way on the highest - setting and throw a fuzz in front of it.

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