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 #124617  by bzbz
 Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:36 pm
Folks - is there any benefit to using the 2nd input on a Fender tube amp? I know it is lower gain, so would one have any benefit by being able to then turn up the volume higher, perhaps pushing the tubes more?
 #124621  by Jon S.
 Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:42 am
My understanding is it's a simple padded input (6 db, perhaps?), though I'm no tech so perhaps others will chime in with more specific info. Many types of gear have available padded inputs, e.g., most PAs (for regular and condensor mics), acoustic guitar amps (passive and active PUPs), and of course, electric guitar amps.If you Google "twin reverb second input" and/or "amplifier padded input," I'll bet you'll find lots of discussions. What I'd do in your position is take 5 minutes to experiment with yours and listen. This will tell you more than anyone else's descriptions.