Phil jones superflightcase used with 5 string bass
Does anyone have any info on how this amp preforms when used in conjunction with a 5 string bass? How does it stand up to a low B? It just is hard for me to fathom such a small speaker handling the frequecies of a B string, at normal performance volume. Anyone? Thanks.
Speaker size has nothing to do with frequency response.
Please let us know what type of music you play. Also, there is a bunch of info on here about the Phil Jones gear if you do a search.
To answer you question... I have owned several different Phil Jones setups, including the Super Flightcase. I have a Rick Turner Ren 5 string fretless that is very deep in tone. No problems at all with the low B on that combo. I actually compared it at the same time with my Markbass 1 x 12 combo, and my GK 1 x 12 combo...the PJB Super Flightcase was far better than the other two, in clarity, tone, reproducing the fingering and nuances of fretless, etc. The deep bass frequencies are not boomy on the PJB cabs/combos, but very articulate and punchy.
I'm a tech guy and was in disbelief about the array of 5" speakers being able to pull this off, but I purchased it based on the feedback here on talkbass. I am so glad I did and it would take a lot for me to play through something other than Phil Jones Bass gear now.
Let me know if you have any other questions....and do let us know music style, strings, bass, room size, etc. Also, take a look through some of the other threads where PJB gear is discussed.
By the way, I use my Phil Jones BG-100 Bass Cub with 2 x 5" speakers and that is also fine for the low B on my 5 string fretless Turner Ren.
The Superflightcase is very articulate and transparent. No issues at all with a low B.
I only got rid of mine because, as mainly a rock player, it did not pack as much punch volume wise as I prefer. I remember thinking at the time that it was a perfect amp for a double bassist due to its very clean sound and warmth.
This is right: size has nothing to do with tuning.
PJB stuff that I've played has always done well with B string, at volumes it was capable of.
Seen guys play fifths low on their fiver's B-E strings with clarity using PJB gear. That seems the best example. I guess the tradeoff is lots of power and lots of drivers, but to my ears they're unique in that way.
All three guys I've seen use PJB around here use two cabinets, for medium sized rooms. It always seems to look like more amp than they need.
My PJ Double Four does great with the low B and it's running 2 4" speakers with a passive radiator.
Here's a review I did:
My guess is that the Super Briefcase will be fine with a low B. I believe the Super Briefcase is equipped with a similar passive radiator to the Double Four!
*Edit - I didn't realize this thread was on the Super FLIGHTcase not the Super Briefcase. My bad.
The Super Flightcase is amazing with the B-string, even at decently loud volumes. In a loud club with no PA support, you'd want a powered extension cab like the PB300, but even the Super Flightcase alone is plenty with PA support.
Tone wise, it's thick and warm with tons of punch and clarity. You can hear it pretty well in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErZmeq5wS4k
Two OLD Yamaha BB5000's, with low B, through a PJB Super Flightcase - Fabulous.
Of course the BB's sound fabulous through anything. :D
The PJB handles my Moog Taurus 3 well, too.
Need more? DI out from PJB to PA.
I appreciate everyone chimming in with your input. I play classic rock stuff exclusively. At rehearsals, we play at someones house. So volumes never get to be turned up to "gigtime" volumes. Just asking because no matter how you are able to check it out in the music store, it's not the same as being in your regular gig, and checking it out. And when the music store is 3 hours away from you, it helps to have good info from others who are using the gear on a regular basis. Thanks everyone.
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