FAQ - BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass

Q: Where can I buy BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp?
A: Please see our dealers listing at: https://www.positivegrid.com/dealers/

Q: What’s the difference between the silver model and the black model of BIAS MINI Amp?
A: The difference between the two models is that the silver version is for guitar, where the black version is exclusively for bass only.

Q: Does BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp comes with any built-in effects?
A: There are no built-in effects on the BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp.

Q: Can I get a redeem code for BIAS Amp iOS version on App Store?
A: Only BIAS Amp 2 Professional (desktop) is included with the unit. For the iOS version, you will need to purchase it on the App Store

Q: I don’t have the redeem code for my BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp, what can I do?
A: Every unit comes with a redeem card for BIAS Amp 2 Professional (desktop only). If you can’t find the redeem card inside the box, or you have problems redeeming the code, please open a support ticket at: https://help.positivegrid.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

 and send us a copy of the receipt.

Q: I purchased it used through a local music shop, do I need to buy the BIAS Amp software?
A: We are not able to transfer the license from the previous owner to you due to our software license policy. You will need to purchase the BIAS Amp Professional (desktop) if the software license was already claimed by the previous owner.
Q: What MIDI foot-switch do you recommend to use with the BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp?
A: BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp is compatible with both MIDI PC/CC signals, which means you are able to change presets through MIDI PC signal as well as adjusting knob values via MIDI CC signal with your MIDI footswitch. Please refer to the manual for further details.

Q: Could the built-in 300W amplifier damage my guitar/bass speaker cabinet?
A: BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp provide 300 Watt RMS at 4 Ohm and 150 Watt RMS at 8 Ohm. Please use the 300 Watts power amp carefully and don’t turn the volume all the way up to avoid the risk of damaging your hearing. Also, please DO NOT connect the unit to a powered speaker or grounded equipment such as effect units (pedals), DI boxes, audio interface or mixers, as it might cause serious damage to the unit.
Q: Which impedance speakers do I need to work with my BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp?
A: Since BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp come with the Class-D amplification, technically you can connect it through any 4/8/16 Ohm cabinet. Unlike traditional Class A or AB amplifiers, you can use line output or any outputs separately without connecting to the speaker output.
Please ensure that your chosen cabinet can match the poweramp of the BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass amp.

Q: How do I connect my FX pedals using the FX loop?
A: The Effect Loop is designed for users who want to put their effect units AFTER the preamp. To use the Effect Loop on the rear of your BIAS GEAR, please follow these steps.
1. Use two mono TRS 1/4” cables with the right cable length to connect your external unit.
2. Connect Send to the input jack of effect unit.
3. Connect the output jack of the effects unit to the Return of the BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp.

Q: How do I connect the BIAS FX software to BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp?
A: Since BIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp doesn't come with any built-in effects, you can still use your existing overdrive/distortion pedals (let's say a dynamic one) in front of it, or route the reverb/delay/phaser (modulation) to the FX loop of theBIAS MINI Guitar/Bass Amp.
Please follow these steps.
1. Connect your iPad or computer with an audio interface for sending signals out from BIAS FX to the BIAS Head/Rack.
2. BIAS FX software already comes with preamp/power amp simulations, so it will be better to turn off the simulations for better performance.
3. Connect Send of BIAS Head/Rack to the input jack of the audio interface.
4. Connect the output jack of the audio interface to the Return of the BIAS Head/Rack.

Q: Can I use the SEND-Output (FX Loop) to connect a tube power amp without connecting to guitar cabinet?
A: Sure, the 'SEND-Outputs' acts like 'Line Outputs' of the unit. You can route it to any power amp for a more realistic tube sound.

Q: Can I use the ¼ inch TS cable to connect from Speaker-Output of BIAS MINI Bass to bass cabinet?
A: Yes, the Speaker-Output jack on the BIAS MINI Bass amp is compatible with both ¼ inch TS and speakON cables.
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