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Overload on Trace Elliot

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Stephen S, Jul 24, 2003.


  1. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I have a Trace Elliot GP7 pre amp and it has an Overload/Peak light on it. Is it bad when this lights up, how can I prevent this, and what can happen if I don't do something to keep it from lighting up?
     
  2. Basically that just tells you when you are clipping the amp. Turning down the imput gain and also selecting the active input would help you not clip your amp.
     
  3. Mine does this too. The manual said as long as it just blinks, it is ok. but if stays on its a problem.

    Also Gibblets, is it safe to use the active input if i have a passive bass?
     
  4. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Best way to set this is to pluck your strings as hard as you will normally be playing, and back the know off until the light very seldomly comes on. A little bit of the light is OK, a lot....no.
     
  5. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I'm wondering the same thing.
     
  6. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    the only difference between an active, and passive input is.....in active mode, it has a gain cut, to make up for more output by the basses onboard pre. If you're running the passive bass into the active input, you will have to boost the gain knob to compensate. Better off to put it in the right hole ;)
     
  7. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Yup as ANBassist said it´s safe!

    The active input reduces the ,,volume" about 12-15db to compensate for the higher output of active basses.
     
  8. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  9. Yes it's safe... as said before. I thought with so many active basses out there you might have one. I actually run my active bass through the passive imput on my SWR bass 350. It just seems to have more response. Even when I boost up the gain on the active channel it's not the same.