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amps and volume?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by tww001, May 3, 2005.

  1. tww001

    tww001 Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Telford, PA
    How come I get more volume out of a 120 watt 12" speaker combo (Hartke kick back 112) than I do when I run my upright through 350 watt Hartke head into a 410 cab?

    Does this have to do with impedence? Or could it be all the extras on the HA3500 (i.e. tubes/solid state pre-amp, compression, 9 band EQ)?
  2. Samie


    Dec 13, 2000
    Madrid, Spain

    It probably has to do with the frequency. The 410 setup has a wider range and the lower frequencies take a lot more energy to reproduce. The 350 set up can reproduce the lows across the room, and will probably sound better 30 meters from were you are.

    Cut the lows and raise it off the ground and the 350 will blow the 120.
  3. tww001

    tww001 Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2003
    Telford, PA
    okay, thanks I'll try that. my only thought was that it had something to do with the piezo pick up, and the electric bass amp not liking piezo. Acctually, come to think of it, most of the pros in my area (Harrisburg) use 12" cones.

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