#1
What exactly does the gain knob do?
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#3
adds poop to the signal
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#4
There's only one way to find out...
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#5
Quote by Kaz3-6-0
What exactly does the gain knob do?



Looking at the gear in your sig, the answer is:

You really should know the answer since you own all that fancy stuff.
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#6
It adds gain, what else.
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#8
*draws in large breath that is technically unnecessary for typing*
An amplifier will be basically comprised of three parts: Preamp, power amp, and transformers. The guitar's signal first goes into the preamplifier, where it is brought up to a level able to drive the power amp. Transformers will provide these amplifiers with current that can power them (power transformer) and then convert the signal coming from the power amp to one that can drive speakers (output transformers).
On a guitar amp, the Gain control will mostly correspond to signal level in the preamplifier while Volume or Master Volume will generally correspond to the signal level of the power amp.
More gain in the preamp will produce (hopefully) soft clipping of the input signal; this is what is commonly referred to as Overdrive. Hard clipping is what happens in most solid state distortions and is generally considered unpleasant to the ear.

I don't know if I forgot anything and if I remember anything else or anything I've said is blatantly wrong, just tell me and I'll edit my post.
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#9
hmmm, i think its best if someone puts in real words

it makes your guitar sound like GGGRRRRRRRRR
Get off this damn forum and play your damn guitar.
#10
Quote by stevo_epi_SG_wo
hmmm, i think its best if someone puts in real words

it makes your guitar sound like GGGRRRRRRRRR


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#12
^Lol, gayn knob.


And like others said, it adjusts the level of the pre-amp signal strength. You sure have noticed that not only you get more distortion if you turn up the gain, the amp also gets louder.
#15
Quote by Kosh H
Looking at the gear in your sig, the answer is:

You really should know the answer since you own all that fancy stuff.

+1.
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#16
Ever see the movie "The Road Warrior" when Max hits the super-charger switch?
#18
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
I want an amp that has Br00talZ knob instead of a gain knob.


1. Get masking tape and write Br00talz on it
2. Place it over the Gain label on your amp
3. ?????????
4. Profit
#19
you have a DS-1 and a vintage modern...but you dunno what gain is

GTFO and crank that gain, you'll soon find out.

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