im going to get a fender DeVille 410 cos i wanted a great clean sound for a base. i want to get a slightly overdriven clean sound. first thing - how high does the volume have to be before the clean sound begins to break up? ive heard its really loud. secondly - if i have to keep it below this volume not to deafen my bandmates would i be best using a tube screamer to dial in the desired gain or turning the amp up full and using an attenuator to manage the volume? im thinking that both these ways would probably give different sounds. What about an attenuator till the point of breakup THEN a tube screamer?? any help appreciated!
Honestly, I prefer the sound of a tube screamer to an attenuated amp.