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Why do clean amps have the master set to max by default?

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I never thought about it til today, l was thinking about real amps ( never own one to experiment) not having that master volume cranked all the way. 

so anyway on Helix Native i lowered the master volume on a fender model to 5 and max the gain just a little and now my edge of break up tones sound better. 

Does this mean that the master volume on any model in the helix emulates a real master volume?

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Authenticity - a lot of those amps don't have master volume in real life. If you would solder one in and crank it it wouldn't do anything to the signal - it's a variable resistor set to zero Ohm resistance.

 

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1 hour ago, willyjacksonjs22 said:

I never thought about it til today, l was thinking about real amps ( never own one to experiment) not having that master volume cranked all the way. 

so anyway on Helix Native i lowered the master volume on a fender model to 5 and max the gain just a little and now my edge of break up tones sound better. 

Does this mean that the master volume on any model in the helix emulates a real master volume?

 

In other words...confirmation bias???  LOL

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