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Problem with WT550?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HiltonHeadEd, May 20, 2011.

  1. HiltonHeadEd


    Apr 25, 2011
    OK so here is the rig. First good one btw.

    I have a stock LTD B5E Bass with old crappy strings, run straight into a WT550, into an 8ohm D410XLT. The horn is at 9'Oclock. Thats it. Cables are good too....

    Gain = at almost 3 oclock (used the process in the manual to set gain)

    Everything flat
    Enhance at 9 O'clock
    Volume at 10 O'clock

    Style is pretty much straight up 70's - to - Today rock and roll. A little loud, a little driving but not choke your mom chunk. Here is the problem -

    ***** I was clipping the output light on the right side of the amp. THATS BAD, right? Should it have clipped with with the above variables? *******

    As I write I think I may have my own answer so correct me if needed.

    Here goes:

    1st, change my strings - Any good choices? my B is def floppy.
    I still have the original set on from when I bought it last month. 1st 5 string too btw. So..... I don't know what kind of strings they are. Help me here please. Just a couple of good choices that I can try.

    2. My attack on the strings is much harder with a band then at home alone. So my gain was probably wrong to begin with. AND I need to hit the strings like I do at home.

    3. Our drummer is a punk who cant understand volume. j/k but he is loud :)

    4. our shredder guitarist was blasting me in the face with ear piercing high freqs. :) love them guys but damn!

    5. there were prob some other frequencies I could have dialed in/out so I wouldn't feel like I need more volume. How do you do that the right way on this amp? I don't quite understand this yet.

    But I did feel like I was just "under the mix" vs. "with it", in terms of volume.

    AND/OR another solution

    Get another cabinet to go with it so Im running 4ohms

    but then I have another decision, which one? I would stay with Eden, so don't even go there at this point. You will just make me mental.


    I can still return the 8ohm cab and get a 4ohm instead????? I think this could be the ticket since I really don't want to spend the money nor do I think I should need too. We play gigs not EVENTS. lol

    I also play in a jam band - we will see if there is a difference with the proper gain setting and better volume control. Wont be able to find out till tomorrow.

    Thanks for any feedback.
  2. babebambi


    Jan 7, 2008
    a couple of things you can try ...

    turn the Enhance completely off
    cut the bass and boost the low mid in the same amount

    in general, I like to cut/boost adjacent frequency
    if I want to accentuate an EQ effect

    also and 410xlt in 4 ohm will be better in your case
    because the head can go down to 2 ohm,
    even if you need to add another 410 in the future
  3. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    IIRC the clip light is for the pre-amp stage??

    If so I wouldn't worry about it if it sounds good. But if you are worried about it I would lower the gain a bit 1st.

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