Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Mode Knob?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by grace & groove, Feb 28, 2006.


  1. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    I just got a new amp, with a parametric EQ. It has a mode knob on it. What does this knob do? Also how should i use the pre-gain and post-gain controls porperly?



    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    "Mode" is the width of the frequency band that is raised / lowered by the gain knob.
     
  3. Turn the pre-gain up. If there is a clip LED, turn it up so this only flashes when you hit a hard note, if there is a signal LED, turn it up until the LED comes on. If there are no lights, turn up the post-gain and then turn up the pre-gain so you can hear your signal. If it starts to distort, the pre-gain is too high.
     
  4. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    Alright, thanks.:smug:



    But how do i use mode knob? I understand, but i dont understand. What will turning it down and turning it up do to my tone?
     
  5. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    philly
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly