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Tube Character Control on an Eden Navigator

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheCreature, Sep 9, 2004.


  1. TheCreature

    TheCreature

    May 22, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    What does this knob do??
     
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Not much, in my experience. ;)
     
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    It does a LOT, IMO . . . perhaps it has more to do with whatever tube you have in place.

    It adds a 'grindy' overtone to the note harmonics, its not a distortion, but a bit of harmonic fuzziness. I keep mine BARELY on, it gives a bit more character to the tone than set completely off. Too much, and it sounds like I'm using a bad speaker cabinet.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Which tube are you using? I have the stock tube, and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference to me.
     
  5. TheCreature

    TheCreature

    May 22, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I want to get the sound of my WT300 in my rack setup, and was wondering if all those extra knobs on the Navigator were worth it. I usually use just a small amount of EQ, no effects or biamping. A Navigator sounds like overkill??
     
  6. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I notice a definet difference.

    Eric Moesle was pretty much right on IMO.

    I usually have mine somewhere between 9:00 and 2:00 using the stock tube.

    It probably makes more of a difference if you have the gain turned up.
     
  7. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Same here. :meh: