2 channel H seems like sustain/touch is squashed?

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by Vexed73, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. Vexed73

    Vexed73 New Member

    Apr 2, 2017
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    I received this head in a trade. Like it and have been useing it with a boss ms3 4 cable method. Keep gain on about 1 to 2 o'clock with a sd-1 available to add more. When playing with alot of hammer on, pull offs and slides across the fretboard it seems to fight me.

    One thing I love about the amp is the master volumes are after the loop and is easy to bypass preamp and go steaight in with the cosm metal zone built into the ms3. When I do that sustain and touch are great!

    Is this just the nature of the H preamp or should I do something that would improve it for my needs? Should I just get an Archon or MT15?

    Thanks everyone.
  2. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

    Feb 29, 2016
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    The H is not a high gain amp. You can't lean on it for legato the way you can with a highly compressed amp or distortion pedal.

    On the other hand, unlike highly compressed amps, it has great tone and lots of dynamics and articulation. I find that if I put the work in at low gain, I can play all that slushy stuff and get a much better result that can be heard and distinguished.

    When you play with a band, lots of gain comes out as mush. Then the volume wars begin...
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