Re: Electric Unplugged
- From: "Larry Lamb" <larry.lamb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:57:04 +0100
Yes that makes sense. Thanks for the explaination. Maybe it is time to get a
new amp after all...
"Weekendshooter" <aengster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Larry Lamb wrote:
Also I heard people talking about head rooms, what exactly does it mean?
There are other more concise technical explanations floating around but
here's my go at it--Give this a look over first:
Leaving yourself enough headroom with an amp sort of means that if you
turn it up loud enough to clearly hear the number at say, ppp (i.e.
gentle fingerpicking), will the amp have enough input range to handle
the sound clearly when you start hammering and twanging at say fff? A
signal path having inadequate gain structures along the way may not
have dequate head room and will not be able to cover such a wide
dynamic range without adjustments (i.e. level pedals & compressors)
along the way. These adjustments inherently "eat" into the tone to
certain degrees which may explain why what you hear playing the
unamplified strings may sound (in your case) more pleasing than the
amplified signal. Alot of amps may make up for that lacking with
artificial amibence (i.e. delay, reverb, flange, chorus, etc.) folded
in but sometimes, that pure note straight from the string at a loud
enough level is just what you're ears are hungry for.
Go to alt.guitar.amps and you may get a different answer... :-)
Hope that makes sense.
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