Anyone SLAP with 15's

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by LostInSauce, Feb 23, 2013.


  1. LostInSauce

    LostInSauce

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    Looking into changing my rig up a little. Anyone slap (I don't too often, but it's nice to have the capability) with a 15" cabinet...or even a dual 15" cabinet stack?

    Thanks all
  2. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    Yep. I find my Epifani cab likes it more than my MarkBass but no problems with either.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    If they got tweets, sure!
  4. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

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    I use my thumb. A 15 is just too heavy.
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  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I prefer using a 15", or at least a cab without a tweeter. Hate those slicy icepick highs.
  7. LostInSauce

    LostInSauce

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    Really Bruddah?...Really?
  8. truecanadian04

    truecanadian04

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    I would run a 15 with four 10's.
  9. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    +1.

    I also prefer 15", but keep the tweeter turned off. Also keep the highest treble in my EQ turned off.
  10. Grey Sarcasm

    Grey Sarcasm

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    I enjoy slap sound through 15's even with the tweeter turned lower or off. I've slapped using a Ampeg V4B through a Marshall 215 JCM800 and got an excellent sound. Slap with 15's, to me, definitely is not a problem
  11. natw42

    natw42 Gold Supporting Member

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    I hope that's a joke.


    To the op, yes I have plenty. There's a million different speaker types in different sizes to yield a million different slap tones. None are right or wrong, just depends on your tone goals and the mix you're playing in.
  12. svlilioukalani

    svlilioukalani

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    I slap, and use a 15 bag end with no tweeter.
  13. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

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    I have an ancient homemade (not by me) 2x15 that has icepick highs without any tweeters. The drivers and amps can make a huge difference even between the same diameter speakers.
  14. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

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  15. SubNoizeRat3691

    SubNoizeRat3691 Supporting Member

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    I use a Yamaha S215III pa main from the mid 80's, 2 original 15s, no tweeter... The slap tone thru that cab is insane!! Just the 2 15s running full range, and the pops are super chrisp.

    I love this cab!
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    Anyone SLAP with 15's

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    yep ... why not
  17. lakefx

    lakefx Supporting Member

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    Yep, I slap a fretless through a JBL K140 and usually need to roll off the highs.
  18. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

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    If you are talking about a cabinet with a 15 (with added tweeters, etc)) , the Audiokinesis TC15 has a nice slap when eq'd to do that.
  19. jungleheat

    jungleheat Banned

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    The band I play bass in has several slap sections. For that band I use a JBL 15 cab (sometimes with an EVM 15B Pro Series, depending on what mood I'm in) and a Trace 2x10 cab powered by an SWR Bass 350 head, no tweeters. Sounds awesome, either with my aluminum neck Kramer, or my borrowed Carvin LB70P.
  20. rodl2005

    rodl2005

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    Whenever I do slap, I'll do it with whatever speakers I'm using. 15", 12", doesn't matter to me, &, yes, preferably without a tweeter;)
  21. shoesandbasses

    shoesandbasses Supporting Member

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    I don't always slap on 15s,

    But when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.

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