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Goner Message Board / ???? / i just got a music man 210 hd 130...now what?
Posted: May 15, 2008 7:12 am
It appears that I'm the 3rd owner and the dude that sold it to me only played it in church once a week. He had it recapped, new tubes, soldered,
new speakers (1-copperhead,1-rajun cajun) and it appears to be in pretty
good shape.

this thing is awesome, but I need a quick cheat sheet...

what's a good pedal (distortion/fuzz) to put in front? I have a cheapy Danelecto that's okay, how about a Rat/MXR/Boss distortion? Under $100.

anybody got any favorite settings?
I assume it's pretty much always through the 2nd channel...that sounds best to me.

Is there a noticeable difference between the two inputs on both channels?
I read that it's supposed to be a 'high' or 'low' input...what's that?

Am I correct that you run this sucker in the 4 ohm position and would switch to 8 ohms when adding a cabinet(why, it's loud as crap).

Posted: May 15, 2008 7:50 am
...now what?

Plug in and play. Try different pedals. Experiment. There are no magic settings, just the ones you like.
Posted: May 15, 2008 7:55 am
'high' or 'low' input...what's that?

the low is a dB cut. for situations, like in church, where you may not need to be "all up in their face" when you're shreddin

run it at 8 ohms, 4 when you add a cabinet.
Posted: May 15, 2008 8:04 am
In my experience with MMs, you don't want to set the Hi, Mid, Lows on anything above 6 before it starts sounding like ass. I usually keep them lower than that- 3 or 4. But that might just be my taste too.
Posted: May 15, 2008 9:30 am
cool, thanks.
btw, I'm assuming the low input is on the left, the high on the right?
Posted: May 15, 2008 9:40 am
Play the thing and figure it out. Set both channels the same. Plug in to the left, then the right. Use the one that sounds best to YOU.
Posted: May 15, 2008 9:44 am
awwwwww man after getting my twin recently, the boss blues driver pedal doesnt seem to handle well in front of it. kinda sounds fake. maybe ill try a MUFF or a BIG MUFF! MUFF MUFF MUFF MUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: May 15, 2008 12:23 pm
I got a 90s "Vintage Rat" reissue recently for cheap. Sounds kinda shitty to me-- too much "sizzle" or whatever. Gotta keep the knobs real low or it starts to sound kinda metal-douchey.

Same for the MXR Distortion+. It's just fucking thin sounding, way worse than the Rat. And you gotta run it with the Level knob all the way up or it'll cut your signal down a ton.
Posted: May 15, 2008 12:43 pm
I recently got a little big muff from the 70s. It's rad. Looks like this. To replace my big muff after Nick killed his big muff and I let him borrow it and he killed mine. Then he fixed his and killed mine some more. Anyway, I love this one more. And we both play musicmans. But do what Carney said. I just wanted to talk about my MUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: May 15, 2008 1:09 pm
yeah, i've always played bass, now i'm 'playing' geetar and was just lookin for a few generic settings as a shortcut, since i got it yesterday and practice is tonight...definitely plan to dial in some tones this weekend.

thanks for the info on the Rat, scratch that off the list-no metal douchey for me.
I thought of the MXR just cuz i read some interview w/ Kid Congo and he used one.

maybe I'll look into the muffs
Posted: May 15, 2008 1:22 pm | Edited by: Jay
i use this on the songs posted here best example is the first one, towards the end.

it's a kinda expensive pedal though, but it's awesome.
Posted: May 15, 2008 1:26 pm
Oh, and i guess my point is that i play a music man 410, so the sound would be similar.
Posted: May 15, 2008 3:15 pm | Edited by: dale
I was using a Boss Tone Driver when I was using my Tele with my MM but it sounded not right when I used it with the Ric. For the Ric/MM combo I got some kind of Zakk Wylde distortion pedal that sounds cool.

Rat's are stupid with their sizzle but I think that's sort of their intention.
Posted: May 15, 2008 3:21 pm
i have a MM410 65 and i use the reverb/trem channel only. i play it on high and i use the 4 ohm setting. the treble is usually at 8, mid at 7, bass at 10, the volume at 3-4 and the master at like 7. i use the bright setting on the left and the normal setting or the right.
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