poweramp setup

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by austin01bmx, Apr 4, 2002.

  1. austin01bmx


    Jan 8, 2002
    would you recommend feeding your bass through just an equilizer and then into a poweramp?
  2. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    A bass's output is instrument level, while a poweramp needs a line level input to perform at its potential. An EQ will probably also want a line level input, though I'm not sure if it will really make a difference with the EQ. You need something that will take the instrument level signal of your bass and make it line level, which is what a preamp does. some EQ's have a gain control, which might help, but might not be enough.
  3. An EQ isn't designed for this and I don't think the results would be satisfactory. You need to boost the signal with a preamp of some sort first.