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Amp / preamp question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by uly_, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. uly_


    Jul 4, 2005
    Hello all!

    First of all I want to list my gear to make me question as clear as possible:

    Bass: Fender Jazz passive
    Preamp: Sadowsky Outboard
    Amp: Ashdown MAG300H

    There's two inputs on my ashdown, one for passive basses and one for actives.

    My question is: Now that I run my signal through the sadowsky, should I use the input for active basses?

    It came to me that when fiddeling with the volume knob on the preamp withouth turning it above 12 o' clock, it causes a lot of hiss.

    Would be easier for me if I could just go out and try it, but our rehearsal room is a bit too far away at the moment :smug:

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I'd say start with the active.


    if you have a volume output from the sadowsky you could use passive, but may have to keep the sadowsky volume lower than max to prevent clipping of the ashdown preamp.

    just keep an ear on clipping/distortion.