Originally Posted by Sgrammer
I play in a church band and use the bass amp the church owns. Up until a month ago, I played a 5-string Ibanez and never had any problems with sound and power. Then I bought a Schecter 5-string fretless. Each time that I played the Schecter, it would sound fine and loud enough while playing by myself but once the whole band comes in, I can barely hear myself. And every once in a while, the amp will pop like the speakers are about to blow, which prohibits me from turning up the volumes to hear it better.
I've tried adjusting the different knobs on both my bass and the amp and it would either not be loud enough to hear or start popping.
Does anyone know what's going on or have any suggestions? If anything in unclear, please let me know.
You need to tell us the amp involved and the cabinet involved, it might be that you can just get another similar bass cab and add that to the rig
Which would give you about the same increase in loudness as if you had doubled the output power of the amp. More if it turns out to be a transistor amp as you will gain more power from the amplifier it's self,
driving twice the speakers in parallel. If your amp can operate at that low impedance.
PS The chances are that your new bass is driving much higher levels of very low frequency than the old one
and the popping sound is the root of the loudspeaker cone hitting the front of the magnet structure.