I play a vintage 1968 (or '69, not quite sure) 100W Super Lead and have been fiddling with the settings for quite some time now.
My main goal is to get a nice high-gainy sound out of the thing, but I can't really seem to figure out how.
I've read online about boosting my input-level and adding a bit of crunch with an overdrive-pedal.
Turning the 2 channels up halfway and adding a little overdrive gets me there to some extent,
but the amp sounds a bit muddy right now and I feel like it doesn't like being gained up that much.
My main questions are:
1) Should I find a different amplifier to get a heavy-metal tone?
2) If not, do you have any tips?
Thanks in advance!
I just added a JCM 2000 DSL50 to the family and I'm now re-biasing it, as the previous owner set it to something strange like 30mV.
I know, most sources in the www advice to bias it around 45mV, but I found it to sound best with one Tube at 39mV and the other one at 38mV.
When I set it higher the single notes in a chord (talking about the drive channel) tend to become "loose" and seem undefined.
Is there anything that speaks against setting it to 39mV, could it be too low?
I don't want to "miss" anything soundwise and just the fact that so many people advice to turn it up to 45mV makes me uncertain about my own ears.