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 Post subject: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:00 am 
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Good Morning!

I purchased the Cyber Twin SE as soon as it was released to Guitar Center. I was told I was the first person to buy it that week when it came out years ago.

Anyways, now, this is the only amp I own really as I wanted an amp to be able to handle any style of music.

That being said, I mainly play hardcore/metal. For the life of me I cannot get the crunch I'm looking for from this amp. It's got plenty of volume, I just don't know what I'm doing wrong really to get that heavy, low end, crunchy distortion that I'm looking for.

To give you an idea of the distortion I'm trying to achieve, I'm looking for maximum, skin shredding distortion.. bands like As I Lay Dying, Unearth, Arch Enemy...

This amp seems to be able to do everything BUT that high gain distortion I'm looking for.

What can you guys suggest?


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:16 am 
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bump... anyone??


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:43 am 
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Hi kllngtme,

Do you have a copy of the manual?

http://support.fender.com/manuals/guitar_amplifiers/Cyber-Twin_SE_English.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:56 am 
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shimmilou wrote:


I do have a copy of the manual, like I mentioned, I've owned this amp since it first came out. I'm very familiar with the amp and have tried various settings from looking at the manual and then fooling around with attempting to achieve that true metal distortion sound.

Is there a spot specifically in the manual you are suggesting to look at or try?


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:07 am 
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Nothing specific, but I thought that if you didn't have the manual.....

Have you tried searching the forum? I remember some other posts about the CT. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
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shimmilou wrote:
Nothing specific, but I thought that if you didn't have the manual.....

Have you tried searching the forum? I remember some other posts about the CT. :idea:


Yea, I've searched a little bit, I can't find anything specifically though in regards to what I'm looking for..


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
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Your best bet is to try putting an EQ pedal in the effects loop and suck out some of the mids on the high gain patches. Or you'll have to buy a high gain foot pedal. Hope this helps. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
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reverbrules wrote:
Your best bet is to try putting an EQ pedal in the effects loop and suck out some of the mids on the high gain patches. Or you'll have to buy a high gain foot pedal. Hope this helps. :)


I use an mxr 10band eq through the effects loop and i feel like some of the tone is lost. I use it though as that's the only way to get any type of crunch out of it, but there's still no low end really.. i guess i should consider trying an ibanez tube screamer pedal or something when i get the money and see how that does.. hmmm..


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
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I've tried an overdrive and distortion. I think Fender really missed the distortion with this one. There's no oomph at all, no low end for metal. I'm going to have to buy a whole new amp if I want to play metal I think.. I've tried everything... Using pedals through the effects loop seems like it takes away from the tone of the amp as well...


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:08 pm 
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kllngtme wrote:
...I'm going to have to buy a whole new amp if I want to play metal I think.....


Well, how many heavy metal bands have you ever heard of that use a CT?

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shimmilou wrote:
kllngtme wrote:
...I'm going to have to buy a whole new amp if I want to play metal I think.....


Well, how many heavy metal bands have you ever heard of that use a CT?


So I gotta be like everyone else now? :) Isn't that part of building your own setup, being unique, finding your own sound and stuff... before it came out I read up on it a lot and bought it because of its so versatile.. Everything but the main the music I listen to and play I guess.. haha


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Good point. Keep the amp, the "shredding" will get old really quickly anyway, and you'll get into some more mellow music, and it seems that the CT can cover everything else. Now, when I try to listen to the hard-core stuff that I liked when I was younger, it just makes me tired......seriously. :wink:

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shimmilou wrote:
Good point. Keep the amp, the "shredding" will get old really quickly anyway, and you'll get into some more mellow music, and it seems that the CT can cover everything else. Now, when I try to listen to the hard-core stuff that I liked when I was younger, it just makes me tired......seriously. :wink:


I'm into a lot of mellow music as well but I'll always be a metal head at heart. It's just what I end up playing most of the time. Nothing like a good metal album :)

A current favorite is Animals As Leaders. Talk about mellow heavy.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Cyber Twin SE heavy distortion settings?
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Most metal guys I know will run a distortion pedal through an effects loop. I thought it was pretty well much a given for gettting big overdriven tones.

What ever happened to the Cyber Twin anyway? I've never played one, but it seems like it was mostly spurned by the folks it was aimed at.


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