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AMP MUTE BUTTON QUESTION FOR THE ELECTRONIC GUYS AND GALS

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by non, May 1, 2018.


  1. non

    non

    Aug 4, 2015
    i use a kill switch on my pedalboard as my first pedal. i switch basses a lot so i thought a kill switch would be better that using the mute on the amp.
    when i use the mute on the amp and then unplug/plugin the bass i see the clipping light near the gain knob flashing. that harsh signal is still going through the amp but the speaker is just muted. is a signal just a signal and the amp just wants to amplify any signal going through it or are some signals worse than others? does the amp care?
    is there any potential harm to the amp?
     
  2. JKos

    JKos

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Not at all.

    - John
     
  3. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    How is the kill switch wired?
     
  4. non

    non

    Aug 4, 2015
    it is just a saturnworks pedal killswitch. first on my pedalboard. not sure how it is wired but i assume a standard killswitch.
     

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