#1
I've had my Bassman 250/210 for about a month now, and it has "CONTOUR" knob. Now depending on how I'm EQed up it seems to do it either seems to either just scoop the mids, or really doesn't seem to do much at all.

So...What does it exactly do? What would you use it for?
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#2
it's a mid scoop, i've never understood the relevance when you could just turn your mids down with the mid knob
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#5
I think it might be made to counteract room frequencies, so instead of totally throwing off your settings, you can get the exact same tone everywhere.

I may be wrong.
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#6
i have the same amp man, it's just a mid scoop man
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#7
Seems kinda pointless, couldn't they have just given the amp a graphic EQ instead? My head has the same thing, I never use it, ever. It just makes the amp quieter.

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#8
It doesn't make the amp quieter, it makes your dominant frequencies quieter.

The difference between this and the mid knob is that the contour has a much wider Q, which is to say it affects a lot more frequencies. They could put in a graphic, yes, but it would drive cost and complexity up.
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#9
^Exactly. It's the same thing as all pre-set filters. They're just there to add a little versatility with a very simple turn of a knob. They're not incredibly useful, but they can help add a little something to the tone, without raising the cost all that much and without thinking about it.
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It doesn't make the amp quieter, it makes your dominant frequencies quieter.

The difference between this and the mid knob is that the contour has a much wider Q, which is to say it affects a lot more frequencies. They could put in a graphic, yes, but it would drive cost and complexity up.

Yeah I agree, just all the ones I've used so far just seem to make the amp quieter. Personal thing

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