Originally Posted by ExaltBass
I picked up a Fender Frontman 15G amp (garage sale) recently for a very good price ($20) in as-new condition. I've been using it for home rehearsal to play along with my computer / Bose Companion 2 speakers since. It's perfect (well almost...) for learning songs without bothering my sleeping wife. I would however, like to juice up the bottom end "just a bit" - since, as a guitar amp, it isn't designed to put out decent low end.
Any ideas on a reasonably priced 8" speaker (neo would be cool) that would give me just a bit more bottom in a tiny cab? Or, do I need to live with it? It is a pretty cool amp!
Hey, that sounds like something that I would try, just for the sake of science.
However, for the cost of neo speaker, you could buy a used Ampeg BA-108, or comparable bass amp, and be much happier.
My son has one of those Fenders. There is no volume control for Aux in, which is kind of a pain for play along practice. It really didn't like the lower notes on my bass much, so I went to the Ampeg BA-110 and 108s.
Those Fenders had a design issue. Ours had a buzzing problem, and I Googled for a fix. It turns out that Fender did not connect signal ground to chassis ground, so buzzing is a common problem. I ran a resistor from signal ground to chassis ground, and the buzzing went away.
If yours is buzzing, the fix is a resistor away. Good luck, and let us know how it turns out.