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Filters and Clipping ( simple advice, please help)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ahhhson, Jul 18, 2003.


  1. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    Hey, i have a qsc 1850hd and a RBI. I play through an svt810e and when i use my stingray and play up around the 7th and 8th fret on the e string, and really lay into it, it clips occasionally.

    I set my drive at 9 oclock and my level at 4 oclock. THe power amp level between 9 and 10 oclock.

    Are my settings whack?

    Also, HOw should my filters on the power amp be configurated? Im looking for the best sound at high volumes...
     
  2. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    can anyone help me out?
     
  3. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    That's a lot of level. Where's your blend knob set?
     
  4. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    cranked, my drive is way down tho.


    I need the vloume when playing out, should i use more of my power amp level and less rbi?
     
  5. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    The drive knob has more to do with the tube emulation than with gain, though there is a link.

    Yeah I'd try turning the level on the RBI down and turning the power amp up. Keep experimenting till you' find a balance between the 2.
     
  6. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    If you play a 4-string, you have the option of using the 30 Hz filter or not. Using the LF filters is less critical for bass amplification than it is for PA or DJ use.

    If you play a bass with five or more strings, you'll get more fundamental on the low B if you turn off the filter.

    Regarding clipping: are you bridging the amp? What's the impedance of your cabinet?
     
  7. Ahhhson

    Ahhhson Guest

    Jun 5, 2003
    ALBANY NY 518
    bridging yes, 4 ohms