SOO Many Volumes!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SirFunk, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. SirFunk


    May 24, 2001
    Lincoln, NE
    Hi there,

    I have a question, i'm sure someone here will be able to shed light on for me.

    Inbetween my bass and my speaker.. there are SO MANY VOLUME settings.. what do i set them all to?

    My bass has a volume, my looper has an input and output volume, my amp has a gain and a main out. If I'm going through my PA there's a line out volume, gain on the mixer, level on the mixer, etc.

    I generally try to set my bass around 9, so just in case i want louder, i can still turn up. How about the others. set them at 5 and let the main do all the work?

  2. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Generally, if you have an input gain and an output level control on any given device, you should set the input gain just shy of clipping and the output level such that it won't overdrive the next thing (unless of course you purposely want to). This maximizes the signal to noise ratio, etc.