Pretty nice method from:
I think it forms a good starting point and, from there, you need to tweak it to suit your own style. I, for example, prefer screeching highs so I turned the treble up a bit. Of course, you could set this on your amp and then use the tone on your distortion pedal to tweak to perfection.
Either way, nice tips 🙂
How to set your Amplifier
If you want a good sound out of an amp, balancing the equalisation properly makes a BIG difference.
It's surprising how people don't know how to use the equaliser, and end up just turning everything all the way to 10 so that all the tone is drowned out, and then wonder why they still need more, to get the sound to "cut through".
Here's how I get the best from an amp. (You could give it a try, see what happens).
Turn your amp to a clean sound, with no reverb, put the bass, mid and treble on your amp all the way to 0.
Put your guitar pick up in neck position, and strum a power chord on the low E and A string. Start turning the dial on the up up, until you hear a "swell" in sound. Leave the dail at the point that you hear the swell (you may have to wiggle the dial to locate the point)
Put your guitar switch in the middle position. Strum a powerchord on the middle strings (D and G), start wiggling the mid dial, until you find the point where the sound "swells", leave it there.
Guitar switch at bridge position. Strum a powerchord on the B and E (thinnest) strings. Turn the treble dial until you hear a swell in sound. Leave it there.
Once you have set the equaliser at these points ( you may be surprised at how low some of the settings may be), you've optimised your amp sound for the room that you are in. If you swap guitars, you'll need to do it again. If move your amp, you'll need to do it again. But from this foundation, you can add reverb, delays, distortion, whatever, it should still have a good quality of tone throughout.
You should find that you do not have to use so much volume, to "bring out" the tone you are looking for. And you should be able to get a good "clear" (as opposed to muddy ) distorted sound, without having to resort to lots and lots of overdrive.
See how it goes.