b600h clip light comes on when using distortion pedal.

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by AngerHouse, Dec 26, 2013.


  1. AngerHouse

    AngerHouse

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    When I play with my distortion pedal through my acoustic b600h/ hartke vx 215 stack, my clip light comes on and pretty much stays on while I play (I just got an acoustic 810, though I haven't tried the distortion pedal on that stack yet). Does this mean that the pedal may be damaging my speakers? With the distortion off it only comes on periodically.
     
  2. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

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    That means the output level from your pedal is set too high for your amp.
     
  3. bongomania

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    Nope, it's fine. Distortion IS clipping, and it tends to be used at a louder volume that will clip the preamp, and the clip light doesn't indicate speaker damage anyway.
     
  4. AngerHouse

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    cool, that's a relief.
     
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