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Re: I agree...

12/11/2005 6:43 PM
Bear Re: I agree...
Ah. Reason I asked is the Trainwreck Rocket (which is kind of like a take on a top-boost AC-30) has a blackface-ish tone stack behind a CF. Might be worth monkeying with, anyway.  
12/11/2005 7:21 PM
Bruce /Mission Amps

Yes and very easy to do.  
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12/8/2005 9:37 AM
anonymous Re: I agree...BUT
I guess I take issue with the choice and placement of adjectives ...;).  
If you were to bypass the tone control entirely, and assuming you had selected the bypass and coupling caps appropriately, you would then have the maximum gain potential possible relative to bandwidth.  
In other words, the bandwidth of the amplifier would have some relative frequency characteristics which are then at a maximum profile. (The bode plot would have a characteristic look).  
From this place, you can only reduce frequency specific gain by introducing any passive tone control, regardless of whether or not this control is associated with a pot.  
In this way, a sense of increased treble, is delivered by attenuated bass and a sense of increased bass is delivered by attenuated treble.  
Putting any accuracy considerations aside, it does sound remarkably good when done correctly.  
If I am interested in "enhanced" treble in an amp, I find that the single pot tone control topology provides the most pleasing results.
12/11/2005 7:24 PM
Bruce /Mission Amps

Hey don't talk down to me, use some big words. ;)
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