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"Flat" setting on my active bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassaroo, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. bassaroo


    Dec 9, 2005
    Pardon my ignorance - this must be really basic -

    I'll be playing a show and I need to send a flat signal to the board, so -

    My MTD is an active bass, so is it considered 'flat' when the tone controls are all up at full volume, or when the tone controls are set at the center 'detent'?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Detent. Usually if they have a detent, they're cut and boost, therefore the detent is neither, so that's "flat"

    If they don't have a detent, more than likely it's a boost only circuit, and all the way down is flat.
  3. bassaroo


    Dec 9, 2005
    Thanks, TPLyons, that helps a lot. Makes sense too.

    Thanks again!
  4. Keeaumoku


    Dec 29, 2004
    You still be 'da Man, Tim!

    As the Chinese would say, "Kung Hee Fat Choy!"

    Mucho Alohas...