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Dumb SVT question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by vivaknoxvegas, Jul 18, 2014.


  1. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I have been playing passive basses forever but recently got an active bass. Do I need to use the tamed -15 DB input on the SVT or is that just an option?
     
  2. Bean639

    Bean639

    Aug 18, 2010
    Richmond, Va
    Just an option. If want a clean tone, -15 will be your huckleberry.
     
  3. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    It would keep from pushing the input section too hard when you play, that way you can have a little better control using your gain knob. Some people like having that much push and distortion, it's up to you though. I personally would use the pad.
     
  4. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    I play active basses almost exclusively and I never use a pad on an input. If I start hitting the front end too hard, I roll back the volume on the bass.
     
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  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I'm the same way, except I play both passive and active. But I've yet to hit a front end so hard that I've needed to cut volume or pad the input.
     
  6. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    Thanks.
     

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