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question about the bddi's gain.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by a e i o u, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. So, when my band plays at gigging volumes, my head is just about on the verge of clipping, it doesn't clip, but one more gust of wind and it might... you know what I mean? I want to use a sansamp bddi, but Im scared that it will push my amp into clipping. I want to get that tube-like distortion out of the bddi, maintain my volume level, and not have my head clip. Is this a problem?
  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Perhaps it won't cause a problem.

    When you add distortion you'll also slightly (or more than slightly) compress the signal so it will sound louder, but the dynamic range is limited and won't force your amp into clipping.

    If the distortion circuit rolls off your low end a bit (to control muddiness), that will also work in your favor to avoid pushing the power amp section of your amp over the edge.
  3. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    adjust the level knob so that when you turn the pedal on and off there's no increase or decrease in volume. all that should happen when you turn it on is just a change in tone.
  4. alrighty thanks, so I shouldn't really have a problem.

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