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Did I hurt my amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tom once dead, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Today I pulled out an old yamaha fretless P bass. I hadn't played this thing for a while and never through my 3 pro. It was playing fine, untill I searched for some growl and dug in a bit. from not hitting the clip light once the light when on, and stayed on and I got really nasty distortion. So I put on the -15dB and found a safe level, but in doing so got that distortion a few times (This bass is much hotter than my esp with active electronics, I found out).

    I was watching jaco so i got my zoom pedal and put it on the jaco setting, but in the proccess went through some nasty effects that had a REALLY hot signal and i got distortion again.

    I kept playing (with the input gain at about 9o'clock and active button on) nothing sounded broken, But I'm not sure. Is my amp ok?:help:
  2. stylonpilson


    Jun 30, 2008
    Reading, UK
    If nothing sounds broken, then it probably isn't.

  3. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Agreed. If your amp didn't switch off, smoke, make a loud pop, or pop a circuit breaker, it's probably okay.
  4. At one stage there somthing happened where my tone was REALLY bassy for about half a second, only happened once while playing on the G string. not sure what that was either, I might plug in without the zoom pedal (that I never use) and see what happens.
  5. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    I've put out super deep tones with my envelope filter set to a dub tone before. Nothing bad happened, and the cabs are still working great a year later. :)
  6. after playing everything seems fine, all tubes glowing
  7. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    Good deal! :)

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