clipping sounds

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassbull, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. bassbull

    bassbull Guest

    Sep 30, 2001
    Connecticut, USA
    Help!! I got a Sunn 1200s Amp and 2-410h Cabs, along with a few bass guitars. It seems no matter which bass I use I cannot set this rig up to stop it from clipping or making a distracting clicking noise. Problem is I can't get the volume up on stage or even at practice. I can't figure out if I am playing the strings to hard??? Or I'm just tio dumb to set this up right. I tested all the speakers and the cabs are fine as well as the amp. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks:mad:
  2. Gallient Knight

    Gallient Knight Guest

    Jul 31, 2001
    Milford CT
    As a start set everything on the amp to a noon position. Turn off any boots or bright switches or anything like that. Set all the controls on a passive bass to 100%. On and active bass set them the the indent in the middle position. If your cabs have horns with volume controls set them to the mid point as well. If your bass is active set any input "pad" switches or knobs to the active position. Then play away how you would normally play. Experement with the gain and master volume knobs for loudness. If you still have the problem bring your gutar to another amp at a store or a friends house and see if you still have the problem, If you still have the problem on another amp it could be a problem with your guitars set up or even your playing style. I had a click I hated for a long time until I discovered it went away when I played closer to the neck. Also you may get more clicking from stainless strings then from nickel plated ones. Let me know how it goes.
  3. Shumph

    Shumph Guest

    Aug 25, 2001
    On the move
    try turning your ch1 and ch 2 volume down and adjust your volume with the master.

    you should turn your ch volumes just high enough until they turn your input light red only when you are digging hard. Of course you have to adjust them different depending on the blend you want. Use the master to get loudness.

    I had the same problem you had until I did this. Now my 1200s sounds awesome.

    Hope this was clear

  4. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass Guest

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    try going to your friend's house.... i'm assuming that you know how to work your amp. and have checked all your cables... the next possiblity is line noise coming from your wall socket... it happnes to me sometimes.. give it a try. Even a different socket in you own house maybe, or don't put it so close to the tv/microwave etc..

    i'm probably wrong.. but its worth a try.
  5. Shumph

    Shumph Guest

    Aug 25, 2001
    On the move
    Here this should clear up my earlier post. (from manual)

    Begin playing your Bass as vigorously as you
    would during any regular performance; if necessary
    engage the -6dB PAD button. In order to obtain the
    optimum signal from the preamp, it is important to
    play with your maximum performance intensity when
    setting up the 1200s.

    Turn the channel 1 volume control up until the
    INPUT LEVEL LED flashes red. Next, turn down the
    CH. 1 VOLUME level until the LED flashes red
    occasionally; this will ensure maximum output
    without clipping or distorting the preamp.

    Turn the MASTER VOLUME to your desired
    playing level.

  6. bassturd

    bassturd Guest

    Oct 5, 2000
    Moreno Valley, CA
    i got the easiest and shortest solution compared to these other guys....

    turn down your treble and bring up your bass and mids a little bit. that should work fine.