#1
I know of amp clipping, and I know it's something you want to avoid. However, what does it actually sound like? I have a feeling I've heard it before.
#2
In a solid state amp, buzzy can full of angry bees sort of sound.
In a tube amp, its sort of warm overdrive (Poweramp clipping) Preamp clipping is just the sound you get when you turn the gain up.
#3
It depends on what you're talking about. You don't want hard clipping but soft clipping is desirable and is why tube amps are so popular.

Look at this for what the waveforms look like.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Clipping_compared_to_limiting.svg

As you can see, hard clipping(what most SS amps clip like), has a very square waveform which results in a harsher tone.
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#4
I'm talking more about SS clipping.

So is the sound more of a harsher sound?

And if anybody can give me a link to a video or something, it would be helpful.
#5
yes, harsh through a ss amp, but pleasing to the ear through a tube amp (or, exactly what you'd want from a JCM800, Dual Rec, etc.). make sense?
#6
Quote by GrisKy
yes, harsh through a ss amp, but pleasing to the ear through a tube amp (or, exactly what you'd want from a JCM800, Dual Rec, etc.). make sense?
So it's as if the treble is turned higher?
#7
In what application? Guitar amplification or PA amplification? Guitar I presume, but if it was PA the answer would be totally different.
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So it's as if the treble is turned higher?

No, it's almost crackly sounding.
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#9
Quote by oneblackened
No, it's almost crackly sounding.
I really wish someone could give me a soundclip or video, etc.
#10
find a car with a poor sound system and play metal through it with the volume max'd.

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