does hot plate cause a fizzier tone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by keano, May 5, 2008.

  1. keano

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    Curious if when turning a hot plate up to say -8 -12 create some top end fizz?

    Wondering if this is a known fact I don't know about or maybe I am hearing things. If this is true... would a Ultimate Attenuator do the same?
     
  2. cyndicate

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    -8 not so much, at -12 the bright and deep switches come in handy. It depends also how low you have it already. When I have it pretty loud already I dont notice much change until -12. But it still sounds better at that volume with it than without it, just have to compensate some tone control changes to make up for it.
     
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    As long as you realize that less air volume will lead to a tonal change, and make the appropriate adjustments... you'll be fine.
     
  4. hamfist

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    Just using the attenuation on a hotplate, I find than the greater the level of attenuation, the more treble and bass frequencies one loses, especially the treble. I don't like to use the treble adjustment switch any more, as I find it introduces a harshness that I just can't dial out.

    So, to answer your question, I think simple Hotplate attenuation would actually reduce fizz, not cause it.
     
  5. keano

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    Right maybe thats my problem I have the deep and bright on maybe that is why it sounds fizzy. That bright switch sound bigger but also fizzy.
     
  6. scott1568

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    Yes, from experience at it's highest attenuated settings (extreme bedroom level) it gets fizzy. When I first got it, I thought I had a bad pedal or something.

    The problem subsided a little when I put Substi-tubes in my amp (Bassman).

    It's a trade off, but I would never get rid of my Hot Plate. The amp feels dead at volume levels 1-4 or so. Beyond that, I would get evicted without the Hot Plate.
     

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