Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by mikE@THECAVE, Sep 30, 2004.
Just messing around I like air on solo acoustic guitar.
OK, I just tried both Air and Bright settings with my new Yamaha AEX 500 Nylon, plugged direct-in with 15db pad engaged and the gain at 8. All I can say is the guitar responded beautifully. The bottom was well-defined--not flabby, and the highs were sweet and present--not harsh. Further experimentation is needed, but so far I'm liking this combo--especially with Air.
why did you pad the guitar??
Less valve sound on acoustic guitars appeals to most people.
I love the AIR switch.
It kind of reminds me of the feeling I got when I walked 8 miles home during the August 2003 blackout, and jumped into a cold, refreshing shower.
I blow AIR on a few things like percussion, old rusty-stringed acoustic guitars, some pads, etc.
good ideas thanks guys
I don't know. It just sounded best to me. Can you tell I'm not a pro? :lol:
I will certainly try it without the pad next time.
This is a thin hollow body electric acoustic, not a traditional acoustic like my Webber OM. At least on this day, more valve sounded better to me.
pad not engaged means full valve.
-15 less valve
-30 least valve
This is how I've understood it, and that's how it sounds to me.
-15 and -30 get the most use at my place, especially with singing.
If I don't use the pads the vocals tend to sound like the main-course in an aussie bbq. sizzling hot. :shock:
For percussive stuff the full valve treatment tends to be cool.
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