I am running through a Harley Benton 2x12 with v30s. I am using both the dizzy v4 and c++ for my amp blocks. I have got a killer tone with the cab sims on. I am just wanting to get a good sound without the cab sims off so I can see what truly sounds best. Since everyone else suggests cab sims be off I feel like I am doing something wrongs since is sounds so bad lol
That's what I'm getting at. If you're using a physical cab, then that's effectively an eq filter on your overall sound. Using a cab block on the grid plus
a physical cab should sound super dark and muffled, like there's a blanket over your speakers, because that's effectively two eq's filtering out the highs and lows.
Here's something to consider. If you enable a cab block AND run your axe-fx into a physical cab, and then
you start tweaking, you're going to be tweaking against that super dark, double-cab-filtered sound. That's why I'm asking you to post your preset. You could have just dialed in a hyper-bright, treble focused tone that doesn't sound good unless it gets double-filtered by the cab IR and physical cab. If you post your preset we can tell you how it sounds to us on our rigs.
My suggestion for now though would be to start a brand new patch from scratch without
a cab block on the grid. Then start tweaking your sound from there, without a cab IR. If you still can't get a good sound after starting from scratch (including placing a PEQ at the end of the chain to chop off some extra highs if needed), then let us know. Actually, let us know either way.
1. post your patch!
2. dial in a brand new patch without a cab block and see if you can make it sound good. After you're done, A/B it against your old patch and see which one you prefer.