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SVT4-PRO question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bassman515, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Hi All. New to the forum and i have a question. I have been using a SVT4-Pro head for about a year now. I use a Warwick FNA bass. My question is, is it better to push in the -15db pad and crank up the gain, or to not use the pad and have the gain low? Obviously i can get simalar volume out of doing it either way, but which it the better way to run it in terms of tone? Thanks!!
  2. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    I used the SVT-4PRO for years with very hot active Basses and never used the -15db pad option...
  3. IC...i was not sure...i talked to AMPEG and they were less than helpful...i asked if i should have it in or out and he said OUt...then i asked why and he said...because it needs to be...

    Thanks for the reply!
  4. afroman


    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I hated the -15db on the Ampegs i had. I ran it with passive and active basses and never pushed it in. It takes all dynamics and volume out of the equation. You wont damage the amp so dont worry.

    Aside from that I really liked to crank the gain a little bit and then play with the Master to get the needed volume.
  5. Thanks! I have noticed lately that i have been clipping more and even hitting the limit on the output, so i wanted to make sure whether or not the use the db switch
    Thanks again!
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