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JCM800 with our without bright switch

Discussion in 'AX8 Discussion' started by Chiguete, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Chiguete

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    JCM800 with our without bright switch ON for it to behave like factory?
     
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    From Yek's Amp Guide: https://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fractal-audio-amp-models-yeks-pdf-guide.115779/

    "A stock JCM 800 is a very harsh amp at lower volume levels. To make it sound less brittle, turn up Master Volume or drastically reduce Treble and Presence. This applies to the amp model too. Another way to make the amp model less bright, is to turn off the Bright switch. This is equivalent to removing the treble peaker on the real amp."
     
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    The bright switch is absolutely essential to me on pretty much all the Marshall models. To me, that IS the sound. Without it the tone seems kind of dull and woofy. If you like a lot of pick attack and a nice gain boost, the bright switch can be the solution.

    I can't think of any medium to high gain presets in my AX8 where the bright switch is off. But hey, to each their own.
     
  4. J.DavidAX8

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    I think depend of the tone your ear like and will depend of the guitar you play and many other factors (pick,strings,speakers,etc), JCM 800 bright on with an ibanez baswood body and some super bright dimarzio pickup can be ice picking machine. Prs mahogany body pure nickel round core strings probably need the switch bright on.
     
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    On is authentic. Our reference amp had the bright cap removed by a previous owner. I put it back in. I like it on, even with a bright guitar.
     
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