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"padded" input?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bobalu, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. bobalu


    Oct 1, 2004
    above the 49th
    Hello all!

    What is meant by a "padded" input? I've seen reference to both paded and un-padded inputs, as well as an L-pad. What does that mean?
  2. In PA, it just means you can press a button to lower the volume by 30db or so so. The purpose is for changing cables so you don't hear the violent sounds through the PA as badly.

    Bass amps have a "-15db" or "low impedance" or "active" button by the imput. Same deal here, only for different reasons. Battery powered preamps deliver a hotter signal than normal passive basses. So the amp will be "padded" so you don't feed the preamp too hot of a signal.