It’s a question as old as time, ancient as canyons hewn by glacial motion and bones of great lizard kings that once roamed the earth – should I bias mod my 5150? A stock 5150 has a fixed bias, and some people prefer to be able to have the bias a bit hotter, others say it takes away some of the aggression.


I have no opinion on the matter, having never tried one myself, but you can bet your bottom looney that Glenn Fricker does. He’s got one with the mod, and one without, and he’s just shot this video to demonstrate the difference for us.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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  • Ugh. You need to put Fricker’s name int he title so I know not to bother clicking. The guy’s a douche.

    • You sound like a bass player.

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