Originally Posted by HSLand
And the EQ was used in the FX loop in the Metallica recordings? I thought they used it after the preamp going into the power amp. I have a hardware parametric EQ that I bought for the Quad and that's how I run mine. Maybe I'll hook up the EQ in the loop of the Quad and see how I fare with it.
Yeah....That's where the loop is on the Mark series amps. In your case, putting the EQ after the pre and before whatever power amp you're using is pretty much the same.
All that high-mid, treble stuff is where that classic Metallica "chink" on the the pic attack comes from.
Right now on my MkIII I've got the V1 pulled (bright) and turned up to about 7-8, the treble pulled (shift) and around 7, Mids about 2-3, Bass pulled (shift) and about 3-4, R2 engaged, master pulled for "deep", Lead gain about 5-7, Lead master pulled or not based on overall volume.
If you try to get big bass response from this series with the bass knob in the tone stack, you're going the wrong way. That's what the graphic is for. Moving the tone stack bass knob up sends you straight to the mud-pit in a hurry.
I'm still learning the amp though.