Jumpering the cap on the Output pot, in practice, restores some of the low end lost when using Loop Active. IOW, it sounds a bit fuller (e.g., less tone suck). In theory I'm unsure why this is TBH. That pot has a 330K resistor in parallel tying the input to the wiper, with said cap in series. In my limited knowledge, I assumed this was a bright cap, but the opposite effect occurred when I jumpered it. It wasn't a night and day difference, but as with most things, small increments here and there contribute to the bigger picture. The brightness/fizziness is still present, but that can be dialed back with the treble/presence pots to some degree. For example, I keep the Treble at 2:00 with Loop Bypassed, but dial it back to 1:00 with Loop Active.DS-1 wrote:I also tried to keep the master level as low as possible, using SEND at max and OUTPUT as needed.
I have channel 2 and 3 masters lower than 10 o clock. This because I should then put the clean master at 11-12 (and the gain clean also at 12) to match the volume and it starts to have a sort of crunchy sound.
What exactly does the cap on output?
I have a stock 3ch Triple Recto. What mod can I do to have a "2ch" similar sound?
The only time I ever played a 2CH was waaay back in the early/mid nineties when I was just starting out on guitar. So, to answer your question, I'm not entirely sure. Search for "Pre 500 Recto" and there's a long thread about guys chasing said tone. Generally speak though, aside from those very early rectos (Rev C-E), they're all more or less the same. Sure, one small component can make a big impact, but whether or not that is "better" is entirely subjective.