Markbass CMD121P-Mixed info on tweeter
I picked one of these up at a very good price as a replacement for my old Polytone Mini-Brute that died after 35 yrs. It sounds fine with my P bass and flats but have found it rather 'clanky' up top with my Rob Allen Mouse.
I have read all the threads about taming the 'low rent' piezo tweeter in there by using the VLE control and that helps some. However, I am not really a tweeter guy. I have Bag End S15 and S12 that I use with a Streamliner 600 and have all the high end I need (we are bass players right??)
I have read that a few folks have bypassed the the tweeter and what passes for some sort of crossover/hi pass filter all together and just connected the amp output directly to the 12" driver. However, some have stated that when they did so, the bit of high end one would expect out of the 12" driver was somehow lost. That seems a bit strange to me. I would think the driver would naturally extend to somewhere around 2k-3k Hz (depending on design).
Anyone care to clarify this based on experience? I do like the combo for its size, power and general sound but the tweeter is, as many have stated, a real weakness in the design.