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Tony-Hud

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Hi All !
I am new here and could use a tip or two !

I got my FHFX and had to use it  in a hurry..  I programmed a few patches  on  my studio monitors and /headphones  only to find at the gig the sounds where ..... awful   to say the least...
I know this may not  be the fault of the unit  but  of mine... granted 
however.>
why does my fhfx sound so thin   ? the treble is  so hot   I had to  hi cut on my mixer ( I input direct to mixer via the l+r 1/4 inch jacks ) the patches  where cut to a bare minimal  on the treble 
pls  anyone  give me a pointer in the right direction..
 my Chain... Strat (usa 1979) line 6 FHFX.>mixer > fullrange  FOH

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It sounds like you are using the Firehawk 1/4" outputs. Make sure the output mode switch is set to Line Mode. 

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thanks   I believe I  was.. but will check in the morning,,
 the volume  this unit puts out is awesome  ... almost   to hot


thanx for your reply 

T

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You're going to have to build/adjust your presets at gig volume, there's really no way around it. What sounds good at talking volume isn't going to sound the same at gig volume. It's the same way with every modeler and every amplifier, pretty much. 

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cheers  guys !
all outputs are where they should be .
its still the same   .. the unut sound tinny   mostly on clean sounds .. like a bee farting in a bottle  ..
I would say synthetic  ...

I would like to use my old PB to A.B. compare but that is now impossible  ( I used a vox tolab se,,, and loved it ..
warm sounds in the cleam area and  not to great for high gain  regular 60.70 +80 s rock was purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect...
now that leads me to thinking    >:
the fhfx is geard towards metal and high gain   or
my ears  suck or
 have to foget about my sound and become a clone  ?????

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I want  a warm tube sound  and use my pickup selector switch to add bight   at the mo  I have to roll off all the tone , all the pres  all the treb and work from there...it sucks
at the gig  I have to hi cut the git inputs  from 2 k   by - 15 db... that is really really bad ... I have  four gigs this week... I am not looking forward to it at all...
I need to spend  more time with this unit  .... idont have that time ... f**k  

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15 minutes ago, Tony-Hud said:

cheers  guys !
all outputs are where they should be .
its still the same   .. the unut sound tinny   mostly on clean sounds .. like a bee farting in a bottle  ..
I would say synthetic  ...

I would like to use my old PB to A.B. compare but that is now impossible  ( I used a vox tolab se,,, and loved it ..
warm sounds in the cleam area and  not to great for high gain  regular 60.70 +80 s rock was purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect...
now that leads me to thinking    >:
the fhfx is geard towards metal and high gain   or
my ears  suck or
 have to foget about my sound and become a clone  ?????

 

Hopefully you can get the sounds you want out of it.  I wish I could be more helpful, but in my experience all gear needs extensive tweaking and testing before you debut it, and each outlet usually needs some fine tuning.

 

I do want to thank you though.  The image of a bee farting in a bottle is a new sound description that I won't ever be able to forget.

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What do you have the volume set to?  In my experience, setting the volume to half (red ring) has helped dramatically.

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Are the cab models on? The "bee farting in a bottle" thing sounds like maybe you're not running it through a cabinet model. Not gonna lie, my Helix is head and shoulders above the sound I can get out of my Firehawk, but the Firehawk is far from sounding BAD in any capacity.

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