New Peavey Tour TNT 115 cuts in and out on hard attack

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  1. Agentkro

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    Hey,

    Just wondering if it's normal for my bass amp to do this. EQ is flat, gain is all the way up, and the volume is only on like 1 or 2, and the sound cuts in and out on an initial attack when I play my bass. Then the sound settles as normal. When I turn the compressor on, this does not happen at all. Is this because I've turned my gain all the way up? Either way, should a 600W bass amp still do this when the master volume is only on one or two? Thanks guys!
     
  2. BbbyBld

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    Sounds like you're hitting the preamp pretty hard. What happens when you turn the pre gain down and turn the master up? If you want a distorted sound, use the crunch feature. It will help compress the signal peaks when you have the pre gain set high.
     
  3. kreider204

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    Yup, turn that gain down, and the master up. I suspect there's a built in limiter that's kicking in.
     
  4. Agentkro

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    BbbyBld: Yeah, when I turn the gain down and the master up, I have to hit it REALLY hard for the same effect to occur. Once the gain is 5-6, it doesn't happen at all. Is this natural for this bass amp/amps in general? I've never been much of a gear head, so I'm just learning about this stuff. This is the nicest amp I've ever owned, and the first replacement amp (besides a small amp for college) since I got my first amp about 7 years ago on Christmas.
     
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  6. RickenBoogie

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    Cranking the gain that high is obviously not working out. You have a gain, and a volume, which should be used together to get the sound and volume you want. It's never a good idea to max out any controls on any amp.
     
  7. Andyman001

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    Or Possibly clipping the preamp.

    Try rolling back the volume on the bass, using the active switch, or using the crunch with a bit of compression and lower the gain a bit.
     
  8. BbbyBld

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    Make sure that you are leaving the DDT limiter on. The switch should be out.
     
  9. Agentkro

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    Thanks for your help everybody! Merry Christmas!
     

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