Things/tips to know when playing thru halfstack?

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Hi guys just bought a new half stack for myself and i was wondering you guys got any tips for me playing thru one, like general things to do not to do etc?
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Play like you normally would :)
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umm...I don't know about what not to do, but I can tell you what to do.......

PLAY LOUD!
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So....do tell.....what did you get?!

About the only things that I can think of to tell you in a definite "do or don't do" vein are these:

DO make sure that (if your amp is tube/valve) you set the ohm selector to correctly match the head to the cab.

DO NOT turn your amp on without connecting the cab first.

DO NOT use shielded cables (instrument or guitar cables) to connect your amp to your cab....

DO use correctly gauged "speaker" cables!

Other than that...it's your amp...do with it as you please!!!! :wink:

Steve.
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settings wise things are a tad different if you want to try and keep a simular feel to a quiter setting . I know that my set up throws out a lot more bass when i turn it up , and just the overall sound and fell spreads out .

just play around and find out what works best for you . always use ear protection if your getting too loud .
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gtrdr wrote:So....do tell.....what did you get?!

About the only things that I can think of to tell you in a definite "do or don't do" vein are these:

DO make sure that (if your amp is tube/valve) you set the ohm selector to correctly match the head to the cab.

DO NOT turn your amp on without connecting the cab first.

DO NOT use shielded cables (instrument or guitar cables) to connect your amp to your cab....

DO use correctly gauged "speaker" cables!

Other than that...it's your amp...do with it as you please!!!! :wink:

Steve.
I have heard that i will need to buy some sort od device to keep the power at a managable level simply because its in my bedroom and do i need a power breaker or something like that and why?
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Hmmmm....a power brake, eh?

What type of amp did you get? (Make & model?)

The advice might be good...but without knowing what amp you bought.....I don't know for sure, ok?

Steve.
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gtrdr wrote:Hmmmm....a power brake, eh?

What type of amp did you get? (Make & model?)

The advice might be good...but without knowing what amp you bought.....I don't know for sure, ok?

Steve.
Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 watt

Hughes & Kettner SC412 Cabinet(260watt)
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DONT!

scoop your mids. it will sound like ass
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fortheloveofgod wrote: Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100 watt

Hughes & Kettner SC412 Cabinet(260watt)
As that particular H&K is all solid state there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to use a power brake, power soak, juice extractor or any other output loading device.

You will be able to play at very low volumes while still enjoying crazy gain settings etc.... :wink:

Have fun with it!

Steve.
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Igor wrote:DONT!

scoop your mids. it will sound like ass

hi man define scoop the mids is that turning it up? :)
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do what steve said, its only s solid state u dont need anytihng

and yeah mids are your friend :)
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fortheloveofgod wrote:
Igor wrote:DONT!

scoop your mids. it will sound like ass

hi man define scoop the mids is that turning it up? :)
no, scooping mids means you turn them low, while you boost the trebble and bass.
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