Delta Comp. What is this button.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mike88T, Feb 12, 2002.

  1. Ok well I am guessing it stands for “Delta Compression” so……. What does that mean?

    My Fender Bass-80 Amp has a button on it that says “Delta Comp”, doesn’t seem to do much at lower volumes and I am pretty much prohibited from testing it over 5 on the volume due to anal neighbors at home and even more anal band mates at practice haha.
    So if somebody could clue me in I would much appreciate it.
  2. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    "DeltaComp" is just Fenders limiter. There was one on my old BXR 200 combo. It just limits your amp once you start clipping. You won't hear it unless you open up your amp, and by that, I mean crank it!:eek:
  3. OK thanks, I kind of figured it might be something like that since it seemed volume related.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    It clamps your max volume. Turn it off and the amp will seem more lively.
  5. I have very rarely tuned up my AMP past 5(usually practice at 2-3) because of the acoustics in our practice studio makes the metal warehouse doors shake. Plus like I said my band mate is a bit anal about playing loud. On the few times I did I could see the indicator light go on when I really cranked it .
    Thanks for the info.