GK bass head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by spalka621, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. spalka621

    spalka621 Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Does the clip light on a head mean that your clipping the head or speakers.
  2. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
  3. danman

    danman Guest

    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    Read the manual.
    Is your head clipping?
    Occasional clips are ok. The clip light should never come on and stay on for any extended period of time.
  4. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    At least on the 700RB, the manual explains that the light shows if there's clipping at the input rather than in the preamp or amp output.

    For example, playing hard with my G&L L-1000 (a very hot passive pickup) will cause the light to blink. That would call for pressing in the pad button if it happens often.

    But in practice, almost nothing causes the light to blink when I play. The bass' signal has to be really hot!