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Concern about amp and distortion pedal

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by reel big bassist, Sep 24, 2000.

  1. reel big bassist

    reel big bassist

    Mar 27, 2000
    Hey everyone,

    My brother's guitarist let us borrow a
    boss hyper fuzz pedal, but I'm not sure how I
    should plug it in.

    First I ran a cord from my bass into the input jack
    of the pedal, and then I connected a second cord from
    the output jack on the pedal to the input
    on my amp. I had my amp's gain and master volume set at
    50%,and when I started
    using the pedal, the clip led lit up, and stayed continously lit until I stopped playing. I was concerned,
    so I stopped playing in 3 seconds.

    When using
    a distortion pedal should I set my amp's
    gain lower so that it doesn't clip?
    Also should I connect it like I did above,
    or should I use the effects loop on my amp.
    I have an ampeg b-2r by the way.

    Greg P
    Just concerned about my baby :)

    P.S. When the clip led comes on, it's telling you that the power amp is about to be clipped,correct?
  2. Deicide666


    May 1, 2000
    I've tried a DOD deathmetal distortion into my carvin and it didnt work very well. Try starting the pedal at zero volume and turn it up slowly. You might want to turn the gain and volume on your amp down too, just to be sure you dont jack anything up. Hope this helps.
  3. Having a Hyper Fuzz myself, I know that the level on the pedal rarely has to be turned up to the position of 12 o'clock. Try it with the pedals level at 0 and then turn it up just until the "clip" lights up when you play the hardest part. God luck!

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