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OK. I've attached a K&K triple head pickup to my Raggetti. And a K&K preamp that plugs into my old guitar amp.
I have never had anything to do with amps before but I seem to have am over abundance of knobs
I have upper, middle, and lower knobs on the preamp. And there are the same knobs on the amp.
So how do I set things up so that things aren't working 'against' each other. Like two knobs on lets say, mid adjustments, on one setting on the preamp and on a different setting on the amp.
Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of ..... What was I saying????
Sometimes good sounds can result from a couple of devices somewhat "working against each other". And sometimes you can get a sound you like better by having the pre-amp push the signal a bit harder and sometimes you'll get something you like by setting a pre-amp a little "lean" and making the amp work a bit harder.
I'd suggest playing around with the settings a good bit, and any time you get a sound you like, take a pic of the knob settings of both the pre-amp and the amp with your digital camera or phone (if you use one of the ones that takes pics) so you can get that setting again whenever you want it.
That way you're free to mess around with the devices a bit, but have a "safety net" to get back to sounds you like.
With an instrument, a pre-amp and an amp, there is going to be more than one good sound If you really want to get the most out of the gear, you have to experiment a bit and play around with settings.
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