#1
so, when i turn my amp up (its 320w, the most i turn it to is halfway up) loud, the speakers start clipping (or at least, the little red light flickers on and off, it still sounds fine)

it has a 3band eq, bass 1 notch above 0, mids 3 notches above zero, treble 1 notch below, and theres a frequency boost knob i use to accentuate low mids, if eq has anything to do with it.

how big of a problem is speaker clipping and what kind of damage will it do?
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
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#2
Do you have both a gain and a volume knob?
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#3
yeah. volume up more than half. gain under half.
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
#4
That's strange.. my amp isn't anywhere near clipping when it is around those settings. Sorry I'm not much of help
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#5
What is your setup? Combo or stack? If it's a stack, are the head and cab matched for power and impedance?
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#6
its a combo. Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo, the guy i bought it from (bought used) said it's a 320w head integrated into a 410 cab.
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
#7
Your bass is active, maybe the amps getting too hot of a signal from the bass?

I'd think about turning the bass knob down a bit on the instrument and making up for it on the amp since that range is the most likely to make your signal clip.
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#8
The only answer is to turn the gain down. It's odd that the amp is clipping with the gain only at half, but that's the solution to amp clipping. Turn gain down to a level where it doesn't clip under normal circumstances (if it clips with a very large spike in sound every once in a while that's okay) and adjust the master volume to whatever level you need.
#9
Is your bass active? If so you should look for a padded input. If it isn't then you should turn your gain down.
#10
thanks for the replies. i turned the gain down, and the master volume up, works great now
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
#11
Quote by TheTortured
so, when i turn my amp up (its 320w, the most i turn it to is halfway up) loud, the speakers start clipping (or at least, the little red light flickers on and off, it still sounds fine)

it has a 3band eq, bass 1 notch above 0, mids 3 notches above zero, treble 1 notch below, and theres a frequency boost knob i use to accentuate low mids, if eq has anything to do with it.

how big of a problem is speaker clipping and what kind of damage will it do?

Speakers don't clip; amps do, speakers fart and flap.
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