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I'm finding the volume level on the TB, everything else equal, to be quite a bit more than the new Fawn models.  So much so that to keep similar volumes when switching from a TB patch to a Fawn patch I had to put a boost or compressor with level control up front to keep signal to the PA close.

 

 

Is that expected?  Other than that both of the Fawn models seemed to have less high frequency than the TB.  Out of the box the Fawn models needed some tweaking ( treble/presence/EQ ) to avoid being buried in the mix.

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Use the mixer in your Fawn patch.Turn it up to 2.5 or so but not high enough to cause clipping.I personally really like the Fawn and I am not a Vox guy at all.Also put a mid focus eq at the end of the effect chain and tweak it. After messing with it a while I got my Fawn to roar like a lion!

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I only use an EQ prior the Amp for synth type tones; in other words boosts.

Attenuations after the amp block.

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don't be shy about changing cabs and mics too... Blackback with a 4038 works well...  I've been falling in love with my DT25 again with these new amp models.

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For all the 2x12 type amps I use the Ported Dr.Z or Port A Sub or whatever its called cab. The only exception being the JC120 model.

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Someone asked about EQ placement. Think about your HD as you would signal flow in the studio. EQ is added at the board, usually immediately after the mic signal passes through the preamp. Then fx such as verbs and delay are added.

 

Of course you can vary this if it works for you, for instance, EQing the the guitar signal itself before the amp.

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The Fawn sounds good with the humbuckers in my Epiphone Dot.I used it to play Hard Days Night at an outdoor gig and it surprised the hell out of me!

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The fawn sounded good to me with the right guitar. On some guitars it sounded just right and with others not so great. I think it sounded better with single coils to me.

 

 

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Someone asked about EQ placement. Think about your HD as you would signal flow in the studio. EQ is added at the board, usually immediately after the mic signal passes through the preamp. Then fx such as verbs and delay are added.

 

Of course you can vary this if it works for you, for instance, EQing the the guitar signal itself before the amp.

It's a different way of eq'ing. If you apply EQ before the amp, it's like one would use an EQ pedal. It affects how the guitar interacts with the amp, it may make the amp distort in a certain way. Cutting bass before the amp can give you a smoother distortion. Also, boosting extreme highs before an amp is nonefficient, as the guitar speaker (modeling) cuts most frequencies after 6khz or so. With post-amp eq, you could boost those high frequencies, making a sort of supernatural guitar sound. Pre-amp eq will always be less brutal, as the amp and speaker will put the final stamp on the sound. At the same time, resonant bumps can occur and you may want to smooth them out with eq after the amp. There's no rules, just follow your ears, use what sounds the best. 

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