TH 500 Gain Control

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  1. Shishka Bob

    Shishka Bob

    May 28, 2017
    CT
    In another thread a poster made the following interesting statement about Aguilar's Tone Hammer 500: "Keep the GAIN control off ...it's really a combined hpf & lpf". I never knew this. Is it so?
     
  2. johnpbass

    johnpbass

    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    I actually responded in that thread Shishka Bob. I'll repeat here but the way I described it is that, to me, the GAIN controls the amount of effect that the DRIVE has on altering the lows and highs - if that makes sense. It tightens the lows and smoothes out the highs. I'm sure some others here will have a better description than mine though.
     
  3. Shishka Bob

    Shishka Bob

    May 28, 2017
    CT
    Thanks, Johnbass. It is an interesting issue and I thought it would be a good topic in and of itself.
     
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  4. johnpbass

    johnpbass

    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Agreed, it is an interesting issue for sure. I've seen some other threads on the subject, but always useful to have a "refresher course", IMO.
     
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  5. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    If you're interested, there was a mega thread here that showed how folks ran the eq's on their TH500's. I learned quite a bit while reading it.

    I have to say, for me there was a bit of a learning curve to find sounds I was looking for. I'm glad I stuck with it, and found that mega thread.

    I love the sounds I'm able to get with mine. Very *tube-like*
     
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