Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by VinnyP666, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. VinnyP666


    Aug 7, 2002
    New Jersey
    What exactly is clipping? When does it occur.
    I am asking because I heard someone say it happens when you underpower your speakers.

    Does it really matter if your speakers are underpowered? and If they are underpowered , what will happen.

    Would it matter if I hooked up a Carvin rl600 head to an avatar 4x10 and a 115? Because the speakers would be underpowered.
  2. RobOtto


    Aug 15, 2002
    Denton, TX
    Well in recording, "clipping" occurs when you turn up the signal you are recording too loud so it distorts. I guess that could also be the case in a bass if you didn't have enough power in your amp so you had to turn it all the way up to keep up with your drummer so your signal becomes distorted or "clipped." If you had enough or 'too much' amp then you would only have to have your volume at 3 or 4, so there would be no distortion.
  3. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    Do a search for "clipping". There was a pretty good thread on this not too long ago:cool: