Taking Master Volume out of an Amp

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by vox Phantom, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. vox Phantom

    vox Phantom Tele-Meister

    Apr 17, 2010
    Wynantskill NY
    This is just a question when you have an Amp with two channels and
    one channel has a Master Volume and you want to take the Master Volume
    of the Amp how does that effect your second channel of that Amp?
    I'm looking at an Amp that I like and if I buy it the Tech would have
    to Mod the second channel to get rid of the Master Volume. On the
    first channel it's just Volume and Tone.
  2. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    My question would be: “Why bother removing it?” It is there to allow one to overdrive that channel while being able to balance the signal with the level of the ‘clean’ channel. If you want to understand what happens without that channel master control, simply put it on 10. However, you won’t be able to push the preamp gain and get that overdrive while having a balance between the two channels. If you want to use the amp without the ability to have that overdrive channel pushed and balanced with the other channel, put that MV on max and forget about it. There is no need to remove it. If you ever want to sell the amp, that channel master volume might be a good selling point for someone who wants to use the amp as designed.
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