Originally Posted by Iheartreverb
I've just realised why I love the tone I get on may ashdown practice amp at home and have struggled to replicate on some really expensive gear elsewhere....the "deep" switch?
As this model has now been updated and doesn't have this feature any more can anyone give me any advice on how to replicate this?
I don't really know what it does, although it does add a truck load of low end and rounds everything off nicely.
I need something (so probably a pedal) that can achieve this into any amps I play through, rental stuff at practice space and other peoples stuff if gigging.
Any help as to the actual science of this function and what I can use?
This is something that may work better in a home situation 8dB is a big boost (considering that at only 3dB boost you are using twice the power in watts from your amp) once you turn up the volume to gigging levels you are bound by Fletcher Munson curves to run into boom the room resonances and poor string balance.
Most active bass onboard preamps set the bass control around a shelf in the area of 50hz and many offer a boost of up to 16dB. Many of those require reducing the basses volume a bit to get that amount of boost without distorting the onboard preamp.
What works at home is very unlikely to work well at a totally different volume in a totally different place.