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Eden WT800 advice

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jc_riffs, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. jc_riffs


    Oct 8, 2011
    Hi guys. Just recentley got hold of my first Eden rig after many years of umming and arring.
    Just a quick question that might seem a little naieve. I am playing a Bacchus Standard 5 that has an on-board J Retro Deluxe pre-amp installed so its active. Now is it important that I have the -12db engaged when playing. When it is engaged I didnt get the full powerful Eden tone that I have heard so much about. On the opposite hand, I don't want to worry about sending a signal that is too hot for the amp.

    Is it safe to play this rig with an active bass without the -12db engaged? and are there any Eden WT800 owners that have got any insight into using active basses with this amp?

  2. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    As long as you have the gain turned up to where the clip light is barely flashing you're fine.
  3. jc_riffs


    Oct 8, 2011
    Thanks mate I'm guessing that if my bass very active then the gain would flash at around 11 o'clock. It is currently starting to flash at 2.30 on the E string. Do you use Eden gear?
  4. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    I have, but not currently.

    This might help you.

    SETTING YOUR LEVEL – Effective use
    of the gain control will ensure the best
    signal-to-noise ratio. The Set Level,
    Compressor, and EQ Clip indicators are all
    provided to assist you in setting your level
    correctly. You should begin the process
    with your master control set to a low, or off
    position, and your tone controls set flat.
    While playing your instrument normally,
    bring the gain control up until the set level
    light or the compressor light winks on the
    peaks that result from your strongest normal
    attack. This will generally show up most on
    your lower strings. You will use the
    compressor light if the compressor is
    engaged (enhance knob pushed in) and the
    Set Level light if the compressor is disabled
    (enhance knob pulled out). If more
    compression is desired, increase the gain
    control so the compressor light comes on
    more readily. Having set your initial level,
    you are now ready to proceed with setting
    up your tone controls. Since tone
    adjustments have an impact on the overall
    preamp gain level, you may well need to
    return to the gain control and repeat this
    process once you have completed your EQ
  5. esa372


    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I use a WT-800 with both active and passive basses - no problems.

    As Low Class said, just make sure the gain is set correctly, and you're good to go.
  6. Yep - not all basses have the same output levels (otherwise we wouldn't even need gain controls!), so just adjust to suit your instrument.

    Great amp you've got there...
  7. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Use the passive input at all times unless you get distortion.
  8. jc_riffs


    Oct 8, 2011
    esa372.... And do you always leave the pad disengaged for both basses?
  9. esa372


    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes, it has always been disengaged; I don't think I have ever used it.

    But base that decision on the input level - different instruments need different settings. My active basses may not have the same output as yours.

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