Nice setup! Quality stuff there!
I have had a look at the manual. Flat appears to be at the other end of the dial to HF OFF (No LED), so turn until the light goes out and then go to the other end. Unfortunately the features of the basic PowerCab means that you are also missing the Input Level settings, USB connection, and PowerCab Edit. All you have is the volume but, in my experience (with PowerCab+) it is best to have the PowerCab turned up at least half-way and reduce the volume on the QC. If you turn up the QC gradually you should clearly hear where the sound comes to life. Regrettably this could be above the level that will upset your wife! I have not found that reducing the volume on the QC is detrimental to the sound, provided that you have enough volume to bring it to life.
Thanks so much for taking the time to do that! Yeah, I already had the PowerCab 112 when I got the QC. At church we are silent stage so I don’t bring it there anymore. It worked fine as a monitor for me when I was using it. Bottom line for a bedroom type amp it is a bit much. I do have a headphone setup as well. Appreciate all the good input. God bless.
Thanks everybody for the input! I tried xlr cables, and have pushed the input and output gain settings until it’s close to clipping. This gave me another question. What do should I be running the FOH? I am using two outputs, 1/4” to powercab (going to try TRS as suggested in comments) and xlr to FOH. I realized I don’t want to send the FOH too much signal if it will cause it to clip for them or make me hard to mix, is there a general rule of thumb where my db for output to FOH should be set? Thanks!
Thanks for the Re. I may need to look into this at some point bc I find the powercab still a little quiet compared to a regular tune amp, even with the input and output gain set as high as I can go without clipping
There is no one answer for that as it depends on the level of your presets and whether or not you have the volume knob assigned to outs 1&2. Let the FOH engineer tell you whether he needs more or less while you adjust it from the connections page.
Don’t get me wrong, it is loud, but I play with a particularly loud drummer and it barely is loud enough
I bet It’s not the equipment. If your drummer will listen to you, tell him to learn stage dynamics. I’ve played with both kinds and having a drummer (or whole band) that knows how to do this is wonderful! With a good PA, there is no reason in today’s world to get too loud stage volumes! Let the PA handle that for the crowd, and be able to hear what’s going on while performing on stage.
Yes, there are times when I have wanted to give the drummer some BRUSHES. Get Jazzy man! Hehe
Not to defend drummers but I can remember many times back in the day when drummers would get lectured about not hitting their toms hard enough to open the gates on them. The gates would have to be set high enough to not open on snare hits.
Use the 1/4" outputs with TRS (balanced) cables. The XLR outputs and the 1/4" outputs with TS (regular guitar cables) are the same output but by using the TRS cables in the 1/4"outputs your signal will be 6 db louder. In the manual is states that the XLR outputs are +9.5 db and the 1/4" outputs with balanced cables is 15.5 db, that’s quite a difference!!!