Best Answer bluesoverdrive , 20 July 2014 - 09:17 AM
I think you're experiencing ear fatigue and the major problem is that you're using Headphones.
DeanDinosaur, you may be right, today I got able to dial better tones and even the overdrive and distortion sounded a lot better to me than yesterday, weird. Tomorrow I will try also running the output to a 2.1 polk speaker I have and check out how it sounds. Took note on the headphones advice too. I used to use the same headphone AKG K44 with my Blackstar HT-1R and it sounded so good right away, that's one reason why I am findind the POD strange.
Thank you, you were very helpful.
No. A couple of thoughts. First, play the guitar. Most of your tone comes from how you play. Your playing in those clips was sloppy and timid and did not seem like you were really playin your instrument and for me that makes it hard to hear what may or may not be an issue. If you play in a timid ham handed way, you are going to get a timid thin tone. So play the guitar like you mean it!
Second, maybe you can share what you think it should sound like. Send us a link to a tone you heard and would like to emulate. you may not be as far off the mark as you may think.
Tboneus, thanks for your tips, I recorded new sounds that I made up with the HD500X, I think this ones I got some good tones, I tried to play better to show the tones I created, I know it is still out of time and I kinda suck playing, but is better this time I promise
Check it out:
Smashing Pumpkins Zero (bigmuff + marshal)
Smashing Pumpkins Galapogos (not really close)
Reduce your Input Z Setting to 32k.
Joel_Brown, I did it and it does sound better, the bridge pickup stopped to overdrive the amp but there is some tone sucking goind on, I got better results setting it to 90k. Thanks for your help!Go to the full post