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Question Regarding Gain Use For Overdrive

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by slipperyPete, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. I have a Roland Cube 30 combo amp and have been turning the gain all the way up and the volume just slightly to achieve an overdriven sound. My roomate has an electric guitar but no amp yet so we have been using my bass amp. First is this bad for my amp? And second, would using the gain in a similar fashion be bad for my amp when running the electric guitar through it? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
  2. doesn't the cube have an overdrive setting that is more sophisticated than that? i just kind of assumed it would, but i guess not.

    there's really nothing wrong with using it the way, as long as you turn it down if the speaker sounds like it's not faring well with the overdrive.

  3. Thanks for the reply.

    Yeah, after owning the Cube now for a couple of years, the one effect I wish it had built into it that it doesn't is some type of overdrive or distortion. As for the speaker, it sounds like typical overdrive on the electric guitar so that should be fine. Thanks again.