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Anyone SLAP with 15's

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

  1. 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


    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Yep. I find my Epifani cab likes it more than my MarkBass but no problems with either.
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

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

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I use my thumb. A 15 is just too heavy.
  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I prefer using a 15", or at least a cab without a tweeter. Hate those slicy icepick highs.

  6. Really Bruddah?...Really?
  7. truecanadian04


    May 4, 2011
    I would run a 15 with four 10's.
  8. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid

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

    Grey Sarcasm

    Apr 25, 2012
    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
  10. 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.
  11. I slap, and use a 15 bag end with no tweeter.
  12. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    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.
  13. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
  14. SubNoizeRat3691

    SubNoizeRat3691 Lovin' the lows Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Quad Cities, IA
    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!
  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Anyone SLAP with 15's


    yep ... why not
  16. lakefx

    lakefx Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yep, I slap a fretless through a JBL K140 and usually need to roll off the highs.
  17. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    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.
  18. jungleheat

    jungleheat Banned

    Jun 19, 2011
    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.
  19. 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;)
  20. I don't always slap on 15s,

    But when I do, I prefer Dos Equis.