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Depending on the amount of clipping, the waveform of a very distorted signal can approach a square wave. Mathematically, a square wave is an infinite sum of overtones, with each higher overtone at a lower intensity than the previous. Near the bottom of this page is the infinite sum of a mathematically exact square wave:


No, there's nothing wrong with your amp. Only, remember that the tone of any guitar amp is shaped by all of its three main components: The preamp section, including the gain, tone controls and channel selectors (if any). This is usually the only section where you can tweak the sound, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's the most important for the final ...

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