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How to overdrive my preamp?

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


  1. chadwmit

    chadwmit

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    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 Gold Supporting Member

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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    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. Sartori

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    What Jimmy said.

    It'll be easier if you play a bass that's higher gain, as well.
     
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  6. bgavin

    bgavin

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    Don't forget a good pedal, like the Tech21 VT Bass or similar.
     
  7. chadwmit

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