Originally Posted by xshawnxearthx
i don't know what i would do with 6 4 pro's, 32x10, and 4x15.
You add 6 21" subwoofers to them.
Jimmy, for the most part you and I see eye to eye. But yeah I do LIFE about 10DB louder. That's OK though.
Seriously, this is where the BAD THINGS happen. When AMPEG jumped from 50 watt Speakers to 100 watt speakers a couple things happened.
First it required the cab to be HIT with at least twice the power to WHOMP it. That took away the ability for an SVT to slam two cabs.
What do guitarists do? They put 30 watt speakers in their cabs so they can get them to PROPERLY BREAK UP right?
SO here we sit with 800 watt cabs, well I can guaranty that when you have 1200 Watts at your disposal and play the cabs so they are taking 800 watts they are LOUD LOUD LOUD.
This is also the complaint some of the MESA 400 and 400+ and Marshall VBA400 owners have, they have to make super loud to get the proper tone out of the amps.
A bass amp is not like a kick drum where you shove the wife's bathroom rug in the bottom to tame the thing. You need to push it just right to make the tone and do it at a volume that works in the mix.
So I just got home from the Legion. Had a really nice chat with Jaywa at the show during break. He's a super guy. The guy who's wife popped the kid was there. (wonder how long he'll be paying for that?) I've been paying for rolling in for my kid's childbirth 1.5 hours late with a whopping hangover for 18 years.
Jay and I discussed this thread for a while, HAHAHAHA. I was saying my 50 watt Bassman would have blown the American Legion apart. It's a big hall too. I have no idea how to make my 4PRO and an 810 sound good at this place without deafening everybody. That's what the little guy is for.
Yeah JohnK and all his premo amps has me hankering for another Bassman; a perfectly restored one. It's sad they built the 100's and 135's after 1967. I just love power. John here's what I want a Bassman with two 15" D140F's, 66 or 67 blackface that is perfect.
OH BTW that flat backed 810 cab belongs to one of the guitarists in JAY's band... He still hasn't sold it. Man what a small world sometimes.