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Old 2008-12-27, 05:40
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Originally Posted by Carbonized
Hey, the_bleeding!

How are you doing?

I went to try out a Peavey the other day. I was aiming for a 6505+ but the guy in the store had a 6505 combo and he said it should give me an idea of how the 6505+ sounds like.
So anyway, I found it o.k., although the treble was a bit gritty/grainy whatever. I'm sure you know what I mean. I may have to go an other time and try it out again.
I also went to an other store and saw some ENGLs. They look very prestigious. Very well made and stuff. I remembered your advice about checking out the ENGLs before I get a Peavey and I'll certainly do that.
I hope the ENGLs have a smooth treble.

One more thing... when getting a cab for the amp, will cabs of different brands but having the same kinds of speakers sound different? Say a Randall cab with Vintage 30s compared to an ENGL cab with Vintage 30s? I wouldn't imagine there'd be any difference or noticeable difference but I thought I'd ask 'cause it's better to be sure. Thanks.

The cabinets themselves have different characteristcs, but if they are both loaded with Vintage 30's they will definitely sound roughly the same. Just FYI, the Vintage 30 is known for its "mid hump" meaning that it is a pretty midrange centered speaker.

One thing you can do to tame the "grainy" treble with most amps is to back off the Presence knob.
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Originally Posted by the_bleeding
buy a stick of graphite (art stores) and rub it into your nut
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