Here's a set-up guide for the SUNN 1200S.
Bassist extraordinaire Ray Riendeau hung out in our offices for
an entire day while we tweaked the settings, listened to some
killer bass riffs, and took notes. Our R&D team also relied
on Ray's input during the final sound tests.
While the six suggested settings were done
with the 1200S, you could certainly adapt them to the 300T as
For our Tone-Party, Ray Riendeau played
his American Deluxe Jazz Bass V. The active EQ knobs were all
set "flat." The Pickup Pan knob was set in the center,
except for the Jaco tone.
The PAD switch on the 1200S was pushed "in" except
For basses with PASSIVE electronics, we'd
recommend trying the same settings, but with the PAD switch disengaged.
The SUNN 410T cabinet was employed with
the tweeter knob set on 1/2, except as noted.
|| =Switch engaged (pressed
|| =Set the volume to
P.S. Don't forget the importance of
FRESH bass strings. The American Deluxe Jazz Bass V comes equipped
with great-sounding Fender OEM 8250 "Super Bass" strings,
and the sound settings outlined here DEPEND on a good string-tone!
Also note that the 1200S has FOUR speaker
outputs. If you want to use multiple cabinets, hook them to these
jacks individually with heavy-gauge speaker cables! Otherwise, "daisy-chaining" the
cabs may provide an unintentional fireworks display. This amp has so much
power; it will fry your cables if you hook it up wrong. Incidentally, either
head with a 215 and 410T in tandem makes an incredible combo. Enjoy!