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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Gaetano Paul, Apr 24, 2010.
Anyone know the difference between the Boss LMB-2 and LMB-3?
the second is one more than the first.
Are you talking about the LM-2 or LM-2B? The base limiter circuit is basically the same between all of the Boss LM's. The main difference is between the different controls. The LM-2 has a tone control, the LM-2B and LMB-3 have an "enhancer" which is basically just a mid-scoop. The LMB-3 also added in a ratio knob, whereas the LM-2B had a fixed ratio.
I personally had an LMB-3 for several years and found it to be quite a good limiter. I never used the enhancer, as I hate scooped tones.
Yeah the LM2B, little brown stompbox.
I have an LMB-3 and I also only use it as a limiter, and then only when turning up the amp volume higher than normal (I'm a family guy, so when everyone else is home, I have to keep it down). I usually just keep the enhance knob turned all the way down.
Can you or someone else explain what "scooped tones" are?
Cut mids, boosted highs, I think.
also known as "scoops the mids"
My Fender BXR60 has a "mid notch" switch which does that. Is the enhance knob just a tone knob for mid frequencies, then?
Maybe following Congo?
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On the subject of "tone knobs", be careful with that term because it really doesn't mean any one specific thing. A tone knob on a passive bass is (usually) completely different from a tone knob on an amp, and while knobs like "enhance" or "presence" or "slap" or "contour" do affect the tone, they are yet again different from those others in what they do.
However, "mid notch" is fairly similar to "mid scoop"-- I would just expect a notch to be very narrow, and a scoop to be wider. Narrow = affecting fewer frequencies, wide = affecting more of them.