Gain and master volume lvls??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lowfrez, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. i was just wondering what everyone sets their master volume and gain controls at?? I usually turn the master all the way up and adjust gain to volume lvl. What is the benefit of doing this the opposite way. i guess i just need a good explaination of what these controls do. I have a hard time with some of those amp manuals, can someone translate???

    Thanks , Lowfrez
  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Actually what you are doing is killing your signal to noise ratio.
    That way you are increasing noise.. Decreasing tone, and sacrificing power.

    You should adjust the gain just before it begins to distort/clip.. that way you will be getting a better signal to noise ratio and a better tone..
    Then adjust the volume accordingly.
  3. thanks luis, i will try that next time.
  4. Gain & Master Volume both at 12:00 high for gigs.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    No offence, but this is useless info because that only applies to your gear and playing (situation).

    Luis' approach is the way to go.
  6. To be fair, most input gain levels will sit in the 11 o'clock to 1 o'clock area. However, output volume should be where ya need it to be to get the job done.