So I possibly may be asking the most dumbest question yet, but it's getting on my nerves and I can't figure it out. With all 3 heads I've played through my Mesa Traditional 4X12 (slanted) when I stand in front of the cab or close to the front of it, it projects annoying harsh fizzy highs. Is that just how cabs project sound? I've tried adjusting presence and treble knobs to no end on all of the heads I've played through it (Marshall valve state head, Mesa Dual Rectifier, and Framus Cobra) and still can't resolve this issue. I also boost all my heads with a Maxon OD808 for a tighter more metalcore sound, and someone told me it could be the tone knob on my Overdrive pedal, could that be the culprit?
Some answers without too much criticism for being an idiot would be nice lol.
FWIW, one of the biggest home recording realizations for me was making the connection between how different a guitar cab sounded "in the room" and from right in front of the cab, and how if I was micing up I probably wanted to EQ for the best front-of-cab and NOT room sound.
That's perfectly normal, treble is just way more directional than bass. You can do two things - continue to enjoy your current tone and just not stand in front of the cab, or (and especially if you're micing up, you want to do this) re-EQ your amp so it sounds the way you want it from right out in front.