Tech Tip:How Do I Use the Bass and Treble on My Amp?
Steve Lockery; Germany
Q: How can I set the bass and treble on my amp to get a good sound?
A: There are many variables to consider when setting the bass and treble on your amp. Some of the things to think about are:
- The room that you are playing in - What the room is made of can change the acoustics and make a huge difference in how much bass or treble you need to use. If the room has a lot of glass and tile it will create a high-end sound so you would need to turn the treble down and turn up the bass. But if you were playing in a room that had lots of wood, rug, or sheet rock walls the sound would be warmer and would require more treble and less bass.
- Size and attendance of a room - The size of the room and how many people are in it will alter the sound and acoustics. If you have a big room with a small crowd it will create a natural reverb or echo-type effect. This will require lowering the treble. But, if you have a full crowd the people will absorb the sound and suck out the treble so you would need to raise the treble to get a good sound.
I suggest in any situation to put the bass and treble halfway up and raise or lower to tweak the sound until you are happy.
Hope this helps!
Yours in Music