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My Firehawk FX sounds like crap

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Hi everyone. I just got my Firehawk and at least 50% of the presets are not sounding right. I understand that pretests always need to be tweaked but this is different. The clean sounds are distorted and the distorted tones sound muddy. Not all of them but like I said 50%. If I palm mute the low E string on some dirty tones it sounds like my speakers are blown. I know that sound is subjective. That being said I listened to many videos of people playing stock pretests and none of them sounded like this. I have also owned other modelers in the past. Never had this problem. You may not like a preset but it should still be playable. I have tried many different guitars. Tried plugging into my mixer or straight into my FRFR (QSC K12) I tested speaker. It’s set to line. Cab sims are on. Cables are good. If I change the amp then sometimes that works but that defeats the purpose in my opinion.  I do not know what else to try. Maybe a defective unit but I want to make sure before I send it back. Any suggestions other than buy a Helix?

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Just got mine too and I would revisit the volume controls in that main knob.  I'm still trying to master what red/ white/pink do... sounds like one of the levels is off. Also check the range on volume pedal settings. May need to bring the max down to 80% on the patches that are muddy. Something to try.

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If it sounds like the speakers are blown, you probably need to lower the output from the FHFX and raise the volume in your speakers, this applies for any audio system.

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On 1/24/2020 at 10:29 PM, lanceu said:

  I'm still trying to master what red/ white/pink do...

 RED= Global volume (guitar,sound, and amp volume)

White = Only guitar level/output

Pink = Only Amp volume

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