#1
Are acoustic amps made just for acoustic guitars, or playing clean? It seemed obvious. But if they're for acoustic guitars, why do they have a gain setting?
#2
Quote by zgbgydug
Are acoustic amps made just for acoustic guitars, or playing clean? It seemed obvious. But if they're for acoustic guitars, why do they have a gain setting?
Because different pickups have different output levels.

I think what you're doing here is falsely equating gain with distortion.
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- Bugera 333
- VJ & VJ cab
- Jackson JS30
- TS9

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#3
Quote by Kanthras
Because different pickups have different output levels.

I think what you're doing here is falsely equating gain with distortion.


That is exactly what I'm doing. Then what does a gain setting really do?
#4
Quote by zgbgydug
That is exactly what I'm doing. Then what does a gain setting really do?
Well, ask yourself this, what is the literal meaning of the word gain?

It's basically controlling the level of amplification. If you do that in front of a high-gain preamp with clipping stages, you kinda get the whole gain = distortion thing.
Gear:
- Bugera 333
- VJ & VJ cab
- Jackson JS30
- TS9

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#5
Quote by zgbgydug
That is exactly what I'm doing. Then what does a gain setting really do?

It affectively turns up how much sound is being projected. As you turn it up, the sound reflects off the walls of the room you're in (as well as being bounced inside the confines of the speaker), which is why more gain usually means a heavier or muddier tone.

At least, that's how I see it. Don't quote me on that. I could be totally wrong.
#6
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
It affectively turns up how much sound is being projected. As you turn it up, the sound reflects off the walls of the room you're in (as well as being bounced inside the confines of the speaker), which is why more gain usually means a heavier or muddier tone.

At least, that's how I see it. Don't quote me on that. I could be totally wrong.

You say a lot of things there that are completely irrelevant to the concept of gain knobs.

All it does is control the level of the signal.
Gear:
- Bugera 333
- VJ & VJ cab
- Jackson JS30
- TS9

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#8
Quote by ethan_hanus
Uh, ok guys, here it is simplified, if you only see a gain knob, and no volume knob, it's safe to say that it really means volume level.
Usually that's about right.

Although on my 333 the volume knob for the clean channel is actually a gain knob!
Gear:
- Bugera 333
- VJ & VJ cab
- Jackson JS30
- TS9

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