Pedal Steel / QC Problem

Hi everyone, I’m hoping someone can help me out.

I’ve been trying to run my pedal steel guitar through the QC but I’ve come across a problem. Certain amp models seem to create a nasty deep overtone when I play at volume. Here is an audio sample - The first few seconds are through the QC dry (nothing on the grid) into Pro Tools, then from 15 seconds in is with the US TWN Normal amp and 212 US TWN cab:

I’m getting the same result with 2 different steel guitars and a variety of cables/speakers etc.

The problem seems to occur with any US (Fender) amp model. I’ve not had a chance to try every amp in the QC and check them all, I thought I’d ask here first and see if anyone had any ideas. The Twin Reverb is one of the steel player’s go-to amps in the ‘real’ world so it would be great to have it working well.

I understand that the QC is designed with electric guitar in mind but I had hoped it would be suitable for the pedal steel too, seen as the gear being modelled is also used by steel players. I’m not sure what might be causing the problem - I think the signal from a steel guitar is hotter so I’ve tried dipping the gain in the QC as far as I could but it didn’t seem to help.

I should mention that I’m getting great results with my regular six string guitar!

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your help.

My best guess based on what you are saying is possible that you need to adjust your input levels to ensure you aren’t clipping and next thing to adjust would be the impedance settings. You may need to adjust that based on the pickup being used. If you continue to have issues, please email and they should be able to determine your best settings.