#1
Hi, i was just wondering what channels on amps do. What is the difference between one channel and the other ? Do they each just have a different sound?
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#3
some amps have that type of switching. but mostly its Clean/Distortion(Overdrive/Gain channel) or its Clean 1/ Clean w/reverb
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#4
So each channel has a different sound?
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#5
one channel is for clean, the other is for distortion. like ranger said.

after-forever: one is a hi-sensitiviy or high gain input. it'll sound like an overdrive or distortion channel on an amp that does channel switching. the other input is low sensivitivy or low gain. it is the clean channel input.
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Okay i think i get it now. Thanks
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#7
each amp usually has 3 channels,

clean - basically described in the word itself, if you want clean tones for playing chords or a nice classic sound use this.

gain 1: a little crunch used for most rock music

gain 2: more crunch than gain 1 usually used for solos or metal music
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#8
In amps where you have a HI and LO or other such multiple input jacks
In most setups one input has got -6dB on the signal and takes away a noticeable bit of the treble (something to do with the input impedance)

of course you also get amps that have different inputs for each channel. These are mainly old Marshalls (seperate bright and regular channels) and Voxs (seperate normal and top boost channels). A lot of old amps also have tremolo as a seperate input
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one channel is for clean, the other is for distortion. like ranger said.

after-forever: one is a hi-sensitiviy or high gain input. it'll sound like an overdrive or distortion channel on an amp that does channel switching. the other input is low sensivitivy or low gain. it is the clean channel input.


Is it not for Acive and passive pickups?

Or is that what you said?

You'll be right probably.
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#10
it has nothing to do with pickups...


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#11
Fair enough.

I just know my friend's bass amp has two inputs, one for passive and one for active pickups.
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#12
hm, strange. i've never heard of that.
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#15
i just leave mine clean chan 1 and use my boss me-50 for the rest
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Fair enough.

I just know my friend's bass amp has two inputs, one for passive and one for active pickups.


My friend's bass amp does too and i haven't seen a guitar amp with 2. Maybe only bass amps have an 2 inputs 0.o
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#17
^ no peavey 5150s/6505's have high and low gain inputs.

fender vibrolux has a regular input and one for tremlo.

marshall jmp/jtm amps have 4 inputs.
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