Hey guys just bought my first preamp pedal and was wondering if I should still use the tone controls on my amp or just use the pedal
Hello, and welcome to the slow workou-- err, the forum!
My guess is, it depends on your needs. If you use the pedal with two amps (for instance, a practice amp and a gig amp), you might set your amps as neutral as possible, and use your pedal to control tone.
Alternatively, you might set your amp on a setting you like, so that when you bypass the pedal, you get a working sound… and then, you can use your pedal to change this as the need arises.
Essentially, you’ve now got more options. It may take you some time to sort out what suits your needs best.
Welcome aboard @spencerberryman,
Enjoy the ride.
hey @spencerberryman . the short answer is that you do what you want and my advice would be to try the different controls on the preamp, amp and bass itself to ear and feel the difference and how all that work together, and hopefully see what works best for you.