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    You close mic with a HPF and roll out the lows that are characteristic in the proximity effect of the mic and not really a reproduction of real information in those frequencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavedog101 View Post
    You close mic with a HPF and roll out the lows that are characteristic in the proximity effect of the mic and not really a reproduction of real information in those frequencies.
    Thank you. That makes sense. I noticed that the lows are boosted considerably when close-miking, creating the illusion of better tone due to the boost. Considering how much cleanup via post-EQ the close-miked tracks require, I think it might be best to avoid the whole ordeal by just pulling the mic back. It seems the better route for me, knowing what I know so far.

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    Better to roll off the bass on the guitar amp, I am amazed how many guitar players boost the bass tones on the guitar amp thinking it makes it fat sounding when in fact it adds woof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witzendoz View Post
    Better to roll off the bass on the guitar amp, I am amazed how many guitar players boost the bass tones on the guitar amp thinking it makes it fat sounding when in fact it adds woof.

    Alan.
    See my other post about amps Alan. I mention Merlin Blencowe, he makes much of keeping coupling capacitor values lower than usually found. Most amps he says have an unecessarily extended bass response. Yes, even valve BASS pre amps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witzendoz View Post
    Better to roll off the bass on the guitar amp, I am amazed how many guitar players boost the bass tones on the guitar amp thinking it makes it fat sounding when in fact it adds woof.

    Alan.
    I think you're right. I keep my Bass control around 2 for classic metal tones.

    I also wanted to update this thread on my progress. I was able to solve my problem of fizzy guitars by switching my DSL15C to triode mode, which took care of the fizz and restored the mids that were lacking in pentode mode. Apparently, even with channel volume as high as 6, I wasn't pushing the power-amp stage enough to thicken the tone in pentode. After switching to triode, I could get great tones with channel volume on 3.
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