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Head Problems

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ghouldani, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. ghouldani


    Sep 14, 2005
    I got the Crate 150watt head in the mail the other day and at first I was very excited. Now I'm just sad. It seems that I have to have some gain on no matter. When I want a clean sound, I'm screwed. If I return it I can only get store credit at Musician's Friend. What do I do?
  2. Are you using an active bass? If so: make sure it is in the active input (or engage a switch). Even a passive bass with an hot output can make the amp clip a bit, try the active input.
    Are you using an active bass? If so: check the battery.
  3. ghouldani


    Sep 14, 2005
    I have a....squire...pbass...
  4. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    What are the controls on the amp, and where do you have them set?
  5. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Please list your whole rig (speakers, amp, settings etc...with model numbers) this way people can help you out better.
    I tried to look up which Crate amp you had, but the Crate website doesn't list a 150 watt head for bass.
    Just a shot in the dark, but if you just put the Gain knob up a littel (like a 2 or 3) and then put the master/Volume knob up high...this should give you a cleaner sound. Is it a Tube amp that you have?