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Bass amp for studio

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Gabazz, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    I meant you should listen to whatever YouTube videos you can find. If you listen to several videos, you should be able to get a better feel for each cabinet's character.

    With either ported or sealed design, you move the mic around until it sounds good. I can't say for certain, but I might expect it be a bit more challenging to integrate the direct sound of the driver and the port through one mic, than to mic a sealed cabinet where all the sound emanates from the driver. But ultimately you must like the source sound to begin with. Perhaps someone with more experience in this area will comment.

    Whenever I have mic'ed ported cabs in the past I thought it sounded fine and it did not take a lot of work to get a sound. I am more of a live sound tech. All of my studio work has been as a bass player and I have not been mic'd since around 95 as I prefer to use a DI.
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  2. Gabazz


    Mar 17, 2018
    And which cab to pair it up with pf115le for pf115he
  3. Rumbledore


    Jun 2, 2018
    What's your point? Did what I have to say have any flaw?
  4. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas
    Wide Frequency Response, and High SPL Efficiency Level, and rated for high watt input if you want to. And Lite weight, small, with B&C Neo 12" Driver and crossover and tweeter.

    Check out the Schroeder 12 PL. 35 to 20K hz response, 102 Db SPL, 600 watts RMS rated. Weighs 28 lbs, is 20.5”W x 15”H x 15”D

    Cabinets | Schroeder Cabinets | Bass Cabinets | California
  5. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    Keep in mind that @beans-on-toast mentioned a specific microphone technique that calls for the mics to be equidistant from a dipole radiator and out of phase....this was not meant to infer you always flip phase when using two mics, but it is necessary to flip phase when using this specific technique.
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  6. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Always listen and see what works best. That applies to any mic’ing technique. Breaking the rules can also work to give you a unique usable sound.

    Room mics also make a difference in terms of adding ambience, as does that mic a few feet away.
  7. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    The ribbon (I have used the Oktava ribbon for bass) would be great! But, turn it a bit off axis to protect the ribbon element.

    The 57 will work just fine. The 421 is good too. aim somewhere between the center of the driver and the edge. You should stay away from the port. It's simply a "plug of air" that moves back ad forth with the driver. It sounds awful when mic'ed! Try it!

    Evidently, my '66 Princeton was modified to be clean all the way to full volume! Where my '64 DR is stock. I prefer the DR through a number of bass cabs for recording bass because it just gets a great sound, with a little hair on it! I like the DR best for guitar as well. Great cleans, but truly awesome (I rarely use that word!) "in-between" sound (in between clean and distorted) for bass and guitar!

    I use many basses to record with. I can get all of them to sound great through the DR. From Ps and Mustangs to Hofners, Rickenbackers, SG and Carvin... Happy to have such choices, too.

    I should have quoted the questions for these replies... Just don't have time at this moment...

    Experimentation is the key to great sounds! Try anything and everything! I advise beginning with the simplest, most straight forward approach. Take notes to remember what you "did" so you can repeat it. Or, the notes will say you didn't like it and you won't do "that" again! ;-)

    Have fun! Make that joyful noise!!
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  8. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    By the way, forgot to mention that I also have a Traynor YBA2A (BassMate head), which is Traynor's version of the Deluxe, but without trem and verb. Mine plays clean clean clean like my Princeton, however! It CAN be overdriven, but it's not nearly as smooth as the DR.