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Driving Tubes?

Discussion in 'Bass Amps & Cabinets' started by personal_bean, Feb 1, 2008.

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    personal_bean

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    Hi, had the tubepath 5.1 for a week or so now, and the pro 411 should be arriving today (yay!)

    I hear aolt espically from guitarist about drving the tubes on thier amps to get a better sound, like being able to make them work harder from the Gain or Master... is this true?

    And if so hows it done?
     
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    Oh yea and there is a funny smell comming from the amp aswell, it was bought new, so i just thought it was the dust kinda buring off the first time i turned it on... could there be a problem?
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello Personal_bean,
    I guess if you don't feel that smell again, everything is ok. There are hot things in there and maybe it was something inside...
    ABout driving the tubes, it is easy, you turn the gain until the LED is orange. This way you'll have a clompressed and a little bit distorted sound, that will sound warmer in the band.
    Cheers, Flo
     
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    Congrats on the amp as well!
     
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    Thanks! alls ok now... just got the pro line rack case for teh tube path and one of the latches had broken off! back to the shop with that!
     
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