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How is "hot" defined??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Noseferatu, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Noseferatu


    Feb 12, 2010
    Hermitage, PA
    Is "hotness" an increase in mids??? I'm just curious, because I know what hotness SOUNDS like, but I don't know what it actually is.

    OR, is it when the tubes start to grind and give it that gritty rock-type of tone???
  2. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    I thought hot was just loud, or high output.
  3. Never heard of a rig being described as sounding hot.

    As stated above.............HOT - refers to output signal strength.

    Option B - ask Paris Hilton
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    paris doesn't say "that's hot" anymore. now her saying is "that's huge." i think her saying should be "that's about all for my 15 minutes of fame," but somehow or another she keeps it going. go figure.
  5. Noseferatu


    Feb 12, 2010
    Hermitage, PA
    Paris Hilton is the antithesis of hot.

    Anyway, so, basically, it's just a gain increase???
  6. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    Yeah, like hot pickups, they're just higher output pickups. You also might here something is "hot" in the mix, just means it's too loud.
  7. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    "Hot" could mean a whole bunch a things. Unless you use in the context of a confusing sentence you read it in/heard someone repeat, you could have a really really meaningless thread that will go on for days and days.
  8. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    And as everyone knows, we just can't have that... :rollno:

  9. Noseferatu


    Feb 12, 2010
    Hermitage, PA
  10. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    A hot pickup has more output. That means that it's got more windings, which means it has higher treble response.
  11. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    'Scuse my meaningless quest for clarification, dude.:rollno::rollno::rollno::rollno::rollno:
  12. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, hot pups means more signal to the preamp. Hot preamp signal means more signal to the powerstage. In general, hot= a high signal, (amplitude).
  13. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Lol. Excuse MM's sense of humor, more like it.
  14. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    Hot refers to the good looking chick who digs the bassist in the band. Any other gear that's hot means stolen...
  15. You two have a date or something Jimmy!!! ;)

  16. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    ^^This is valid.
  17. ^I Concur ^
  18. username1


    Dec 28, 2005
    alberta canada
    Actually more windings will give a hotter signal but at the expense of loosing treble response. I've rewound many pickups and have experimented with alot of different winds and wire gauges.

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