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Carvin Specialists - Help With My BOSS CS-3 and V3

JeffWiredBeck24

I have the CS-3 Compressor and was wondering if you guys had any setting suggestions for it. I've been fiddling around with it, and I usually find that it makes my bass strings very tinny and bright and adds a lot of feedback. Usually in order to get it to affect my tone the least I have to up the tone knob to max, which adds a considerable amount of feedback. Is there any way to get it to add sustain and compress without drastically changing my tone and keeping my bass strings sounding lie they should? Thanks. One more problem! Clarity! I can't seem to get the type of tone I want without chords being WAY too dirty. I call on the EQ'ing experts to help me out here, since I've been EQ'ing for days and days and days to no avail. EQ'ing is a bitch. Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks! New Idea: Maybe use my first channel as main distortion, use channel two for a less heavy, Classic Rock sound, and an Al Di Meola-type distortion from my DS-1, and use my TS9 on the clean channel for that very slight OD a la David Gilmour. For the EQ'ing problems and tones I was thinking for my main lead channel (1) a Petrucci/Vai-type heavy distortion but with chord clarity. For the lead 2, a Classic Rock sound with a type of Al Di Meola-type distortion boosted from my DS1, and that type of very slight OD from the TS9 on my clean channel. I know this is a wall of problems, but any and all help is appreciated. I run an Ibanez RG550RXX through a Carvin V3 combo with a Breed in the bridge and an Air Norton in the neck. I have the CS-3 Compressor and was wondering if you guys had any setting suggestions for it. I've been fiddling around with it, and I usually find that it makes my bass strings very tinny and bright and adds a lot of feedback. Usually in order to get it to affect my tone the least I have to up the tone knob to max, which adds a considerable amount of feedback. Is there any way to get it to add sustain and compress without drastically changing my tone and keeping my bass strings sounding lie they should? Thanks. One more problem! Clarity! I can't seem to get the type of tone I want without chords being WAY too dirty. I call on the EQ'ing experts to help me out here, since I've been EQ'ing for days and days and days to no avail. EQ'ing is a bitch. Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks! New Idea: Maybe use my first channel as main distortion, use channel two for a less heavy, Classic Rock sound, and an Al Di Meola-type distortion from my DS-1, and use my TS9 on the clean channel for that very slight OD a la David Gilmour. [b]For the EQ'ing problems and tones I was thinking for my main lead channel (1) a Petrucci/Vai-type heavy distortion but with chord clarity. For the lead 2, a Classic Rock sound with a type of Al Di Meola-type distortion boosted from my DS1, and that type of very slight OD from the TS9 on my clean channel.[/b] I know this is a wall of problems, but any and all help is appreciated. I run an Ibanez RG550RXX through a Carvin V3 combo with a Breed in the bridge and an Air Norton in the neck.
Posted: Jun 15, 2008 7:10 PM - Quote - Report!

MESAexplorer

I would set the DS-1 with the gain low, level high, and tone just about midway, use that to boost your gain channels. And run this between the guitar and amp. Preferrably, I would use the TS9, although it seems you want it for overdrive, not boost.

I don't really like compressors, they make your tone muddy by removing the loud highs and lows and bringing it all down to a flat EQ with less dynamics. They're great for clean channels with a lot of chord strumming mixed with picking, but lead channels need all the dynamics they can get.

You might consider running a rack EQ if you wanna be extremely picky or 8-12 band EQ in the effects loop to adjust your tone with more control.
I would set the DS-1 with the gain low, level high, and tone just about midway, use that to boost your gain channels. And run this between the guitar and amp. Preferrably, I would use the TS9, although it seems you want it for overdrive, not boost.

I don't really like compressors, they make your tone muddy by removing the loud highs and lows and bringing it all down to a flat EQ with less dynamics. They're great for clean channels with a lot of chord strumming mixed with picking, but lead channels need all the dynamics they can get.

You might consider running a rack EQ if you wanna be extremely picky or 8-12 band EQ in the effects loop to adjust your tone with more control.
Posted: Jun 16, 2008 10:38 PM - Quote - Report!

JeffWiredBeck24

MESAexplorer wrote on Jun 16th, 2008 at 5:38pm :
I would set the DS-1 with the gain low, level high, and tone just about midway, use that to boost your gain channels. And run this between the guitar and amp. Preferrably, I would use the TS9, although it seems you want it for overdrive, not boost.


Worked out perfectly, thanks. The DS-1 is a great boost.
[QUOTE u='MESAexplorer' d='2008-06-16 17:38:34']I would set the DS-1 with the gain low, level high, and tone just about midway, use that to boost your gain channels. And run this between the guitar and amp. Preferrably, I would use the TS9, although it seems you want it for overdrive, not boost.
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Worked out perfectly, thanks. The DS-1 is a great boost.
Posted: Jun 17, 2008 3:06 AM - Quote - Report!
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