HF level control

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ampeg1111, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. ampeg1111


    Feb 20, 2009
    Hey, on the back of my ampeg 4x10 there's an HF level control. I've always had it set at infinity, but what really does it mean?

    Also, sometimes when I play really high notes my cab will light up, I assume this is bad, and also related to the HF level control.

    Enlighten me! :) Thanks
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Controls the level of the HF horn, (tweeter).
  3. Isn't the resistor on the HF attenuator basically a light bulb on the Ampeg cabs? That might be the light you're seeing.
  4. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    You've actually had it set at 'minus infinity' which turns the horn tweeter off. The problem with that is if you turn up your treble on your amp then you'll push too much power into the HF level control and the protection bulb will light up and eventually blow like a fuse. If you turn the HF level control up more then you'll be able to turn the treble down a bit on your amp and get a very similar tone with no risk of blowing anything.