GK1001 RB-II repair question....
I've had this head since '08, LOVE IT, and I just had the cooling fan replaced, which has been the only problem thus far. Anyway, before, my settings for the GAIN and BOOST were always at about 11. This gave me clean boom, with only a HINT of breakup, how I like it. But, after the repair, I noticed that I had to change these settings, as it was farting noticeably more than before. Luckily, over our gigs this past weekend, I experimented beforehand on Sat, and put the GAIN at 10 with the BOOST between 1 and 2, which gave me "back" my sound. Were the controls' sensitivity right before or now? I guess it's making sense that the pre-gain only needs to be up a ways, and then the BOOST can go past that without too much distortion? Were the GAIN and BOOST at the same levels before, with hardly any distortion, working properly? I'm just curious.
I was talking to my tech, saying that I did have my luthier bump the trim pot up on my bass a little ways back (had to be glued-in for a repair), so maybe that was what did it? This happened a little before my amp stopped working from the fan, and I don't remember the distortion while it WAS still working beforehand.
I hope this isn't confusing, because like I said, I'm just curious as to why I had to make adjustments after the fact.
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