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Hi all

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!
Anton

asked 12 Jun 2019 at 10:58 AM

Anton Mergaerts
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Hey there! 

 

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.

Thanks! 

Kevin 

asked 14 Nov 2018 at 10:33 PM

Kevin Berger
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