The Importance of Amp Placement - Ask Zac 108

April 17, 2020

One of the biggest questions you should ask yourself when setting up in a room is "How should I position my amp for the best tone?" This is the struggle of every guitarist, as they strive to get a good tone to inspire themselves, and hopefully put on a better show. In this video, I explain a number of key positioning and baffling concepts that will help you get great sounds, and will hopefully keep the soundman happy too.

Here are some of the issues addressed:

1. Multiple ways to baffle your amp depending on how much reduction is required

2. Pros and cons of the amp on the floor.

3. leaning back the amp.

4. Turning the amp around.

5. Amp on a chair to hear yourself better, and reduce low-end rumble

6. What to do in an overly reverberant room

Gear used:

1957 Fender Esquire with added vintage neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain. Rewind of bridge pickup by Ron Ellis.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46

Pick: D'Andrea Medium-Heavy

Amp: 1965 Deluxe Reverb with Celestion Vintage 30 speaker, and bright cap clipped on the vibrato channel.

Effects used: amp verb and tremolo