#1
Is the "Drive" knob on these amps a gain knob in the modern sense, as in a control that adds in distortion/clipping, or is it more of another volume control on the amp?
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Jan 9, 2014,
#3
Quote by Cathbard
Find which one you mean from this and tell me so I can diagnose the schematic for you.
http://ampwares.com/brand/fender/


This one, I'm pretty sure. http://ampwares.com/amplifiers/fender-blues-deluxe/
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#4
It's a little odd. The volume control is actually before the drive control but when the drive switch is off it bypasses the drive control. So it effectively works like a normal gain knob but later in the circuit. If the drive switch is engaged it will behave the same as with it off if the drive turned all the way down.
So for your purposes - yes, it behaves like a normal gain knob, more or less.
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#5
Interesting, thank you.
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