Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by boglej2, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. boglej2


    Dec 3, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    I currently own a GK700rb 210 combo, like it a lot, thinkin bout goin for a 1001rb head and a cab soon, but i just wanted to know what exactly does the presence knob on the voicing controls do???
  2. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    "It adds edge and definition to higher frequencies."
  3. The manual says it boosts some particularly high frequency, 500k or something.

    Silly joke, rather, 10k.
  4. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Stays on zero if you're using an active bass. :)
  5. boglej2


    Dec 3, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
  6. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Stays on zero with my passive bass as well :smug:
  7. boglej2


    Dec 3, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland
    why would it be on zero for an active bass? (only asking about active because thats wot i'm using)
  8. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    I like it. :p
  9. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    The implication was that active basses have plenty of top-end on their own and don't need a presence control (which is essentially a high EQ band) to achieve the same results.

    My passive bass has plenty of top-end with the presence knob turned off, so the point is moot for me.
  10. I like it, but above 3 o'clock it gets a little to hissy for me. But it does add some bite/presense, especially to fingerstyle playing.
  11. JonathanD


    Dec 13, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    It stays off for me as well.
  12. scuz

    scuz You can't be angry ALL the time!

    Mar 24, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    When I was adverse to using a pick, I used my presence to achieve a more picked sound with my fingers. What ended up happening was growing out the fingernails on my pointer and middle fingers and using lots of lacquer on them. 5 years later, I use a pick exclusively and the presence knob might as well be gone.
  13. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I thought it was for better stage presence? :)
  14. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    from the owners manual: +9db @ 10kHz