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Henk-Jan
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:39 am    Post subject: Video cathode switching sound? Reply with quote

I am very curious how the cathode switching option on the M4
(offered by Jaded Faith) affects the sound of the non-synergy modules.
Anybody made a video of this?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not aware of any videos out there. To be perfectly honest, it's not something that I think a video would do much to demonstrate. It's much more a thing you have to play and feel to understand. A video and it's compressed audio would likely make it sound like virtually nothing is happening in my opinion. Videos are okay for some things but useless for many others.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the Bass Boost switch on the modules more or less the same soundeffect as a cathode switch does?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. The Bass switch on the dual modules changes the initial coupling cap value entering the module to cut bass or allow more through. The cathode biasing switch changes the bias of the initial gain stage inside the amp and also provides frequency boost in a shelving manner.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the in-depth reply.
I think this means that adding a cathode bias switch results in a sound effect that may not be desired by the designer/modder.
Can you confirm that your mods sounds most authentic on the 'Fender' cathode setting?
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