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Wish - Top Boost EQ section that works like the real thing

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II Wish List' started by AdmiralB, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. AdmiralB

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    The Top Boost tone stack has what I always assumed was a flaw, in the sense that when the bass control is set over about 9.5, the midrange 'notch' goes through the floor - drops by over 12dB (you can get a pictorial of what happens by downloading Duncan's Tone Stack Calculator). It's a unique tone, but the Axe doesn't work this way.

    I'd love for the TB models to behave like the real thing (without having to add a parametric after the fact).
     
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    If this is true (I have no idea), I'd be onboard. I always like extra realism, even though it can be quirky.
     
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    I came across the same thing before. I thought that I was missing out on "the real thing."

    In reality, the sound we hear from Ac-30-equipped guitarists is tons of post-production eq that gets you back most of the mids that were cut and dials back the boosted bass.

    I prefer the model the way it is now, because I don't have to waste time eq'ing.
     
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    If you want this, simply set the Mid to zero. I intentionally limited the midrange notch since, IMO, it's a design flaw in that tone stack. But you can recover that behavior by setting the Mid control fully CCW.
     
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    But now you're not modeling the amp, you're modeling the production process. If I want the amp in the room to sound like a real AC30, I can't do it (easily, anyway).

    I might be in a minority, but I use this as an alternative to the amps - not as an alternative to a studio chain.
     
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    I'll give that a try.
     
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    Is this true of the AC 15 as well?
     
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    Wasn't the axe designed as an alternative to the studio chain?

    You can use it however you want, but if a toothbrush was designed for teeth, I'm not going to be bothered that it takes so long to clean floors with it.
     
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    Furthermore, modern AC30's don't have this flaw. They use a Fender-style tone stack with a fixed mid resistor.
     

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