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Exactly what does the EBS MultiComp's "Tubesim" switch do?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by phxlbrmpf, May 11, 2006.

  1. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    The "tubesim" setting seems to work best in our band sound and seems to make it easier to cut through, even when I play really low notes. Exactly how does one simulate a tube and what are the benefits of a tube sound that isn't distorted? Does it have more overtones or something? What say ye, tube experts?
  2. I wouldn't call it clean, but it's not totally overdriven either. I don't know exactly how EBS acheive it, but I'd imagine it involves some soft clipping and subtle EQ. This would result in more harmonics.
  3. DavePlaysBass


    Mar 31, 2004
    Tube saturation is supposed to be smooth (soft clipping) and emphasizes even harmonics. Not sure what EBS is doing.


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