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Volume management question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pf.piccolomini@, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. pf.piccolomini@


    Feb 3, 2006
    Hi everybody!

    I'm wondering how to correctly use the preamp volume knob and the power amp volume knob on my Peavey 115s combo.

    The thing is: should I keep the power amp volume, let's say, at 5 (middle) and use the preamp volume to choose, time to time, the "loudness" of the cab? Or should it be better inside out (keeping the preamp vol fixed, and using the power amb knob to get the desired power)? Is there any kind of rule about handling pre and power volume, in terms of both sound quality and power out?

    Thanks a lot for the feedback!

  2. No rules....just screw with both until you find the sound you're after. When I used a Peavey TKO I would turn both up more or less equally, but I didn't run any FX in the loop so I didn't have to worry about turning up the preamp too high.