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GK700RBII breakup ok?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jammadave, Mar 18, 2004.


  1. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Last night I was jammin' with a couple guys and needed to crank the volume on the GK head. I was only running one GS112 because with the rain and all, I had to get it all inside the truck and didn't wanna futz with both 112s and two basses.

    So when I turned it up, it broke up quite a bit. It wasn't harsh digital breakup, it actually sounded sweet like a barking SVT alongside the guitars and drums. I just hope I didn't over-run anything.

    Was this from the head input, or at the speaker or what?

    The signal chain at the time was simply:
    Dolphin Pro -> GK Head -> GS112 (via Speakon)
    (didn't take any of my FX or comp or anything with me)

    thanks!
    d
     
  2. Wes Whitmore

    Wes Whitmore Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Did you crank of the master volume, of the woofer volume? Was it mechanical distortion from the woofer being overdriven, or was it added signal distortion on from the main output?
     
  3. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Cranked the one on the left, maybe halfway to 3/4 up?

    and since the whole group of guys was going I couldn't discern where the distortion came from specifically.
     
  4. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    The Boost control, to the left of the woofer, will give it more growl. The gain, boost, and woofer controls all affect volume.
     
  5. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    wasn't the boost that i recall, it was the one all the way to the left of the head.
     
  6. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Sounds like you were overdriving the input.
    I believe the idea is to turn up the input
    volume (knob on left), till it sounds good.
    After that turn up the master volume on
    the right. (also called woofer volume) Use
    that knob (master or woofer volume) to get
    louder.
     
  7. Woodboy

    Woodboy

    Jun 9, 2003
    St. Louis, MO
    With a passive bass, your input should be at 12:00. More than that will overdrive the input and massive farting will be the result.