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Do you clip?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Melvin7822, Jun 18, 2004.

Do you clip?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2004.
  1. "Turn on the redlight!"

    1 vote(s)
  2. It's ok if it happens occasionally...

    11 vote(s)
  3. I would never allow clipping to sully my reputation!

    4 vote(s)
  1. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Depends on what tone I'm looking for and what gear I'm using. If I'm doing the old-school thing with, say, my SVP-Pro then my clip light might stay on all the time. With other preamps and cleaner tones it's better to have the clip light flash occasionally or not at all. I never clip my power amp, though.
  3. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    I have never seen my power amp clip, but my rig was chosen and set up to give me plenty of clean headroom.

    My pre doesn't have a clip light, but I'm pretty sure it has never clipped as well. The highest setting I've played with it is with the volume at about 2:00 and I play with a fairly light touch 95% of the time and never really bang on my bass (when I play with a pick, I cut the basses vol. control probably about 50%).
  4. Clip lights frighten the crap out of me. :eek: