How to overdrive my preamp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chadwmit, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. chadwmit


    Nov 23, 2012
    I have been playing for only a couple years, so I hope this doesn't sound too stupid. I've got an acoustic b450 combo amp and I would really like to know how to overdrive the preamp.
  2. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2010
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ya, turn the gain up and set the master to whatever volume you need. That is, if it's an amp that'll do overdrive. Not all do, even ones with separate master and gain.
  4. What Jimmy said.

    It'll be easier if you play a bass that's higher gain, as well.
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  6. Don't forget a good pedal, like the Tech21 VT Bass or similar.
  7. chadwmit


    Nov 23, 2012