Originally Posted by vanger1001
I was testing and recording some different amp/cab combinations and one of them was Hartke 3500 head with MarkBass STD Series 4х10" + 1х15" cabinets, which sounded really huge and massive, but the speakers were vibrating really hard, with big amplitudes, so it looked like they are gonna blow up in an hour of such playing. On the record it looks like hartke gives more low frequencies than other heads i've tried and that is what i need. I also use a lot of fuzz
So is it okay to drive speakers so hard or i will kill them?
How did you set the controls- list all of them. Bass players need to realize that some frequencies sent to their speakers aren't audible, but the amp still processes them. They're not only inaudible, but the speakers can't reproduce them, either. The combination is deadly to speakers, frustrating to bass players and can kill a gig or audition.
IMO, all bass amps should have a High Pass filter that's adjustable. This one thing would save a lot of replacement cost for players, stop many from going online to say that a manufacturer's products suck and end a lot of frustration, arguments and animosity.
I fully expect to receive a visit from a group who will be hired by bass amp/speaker manufacturers, as a way to rub out anyone who causes them to lose business.