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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Koffelito, Oct 11, 2009.
When I ear Marshall it's usually got a boost in front.. like AC/DC or Lemmy using a maple ric and a pick. so a guy using his fingers with a bass straight into 100wat into an 810 won't get that sound.. but that's just my experience
If that's the sound you're going for go for it - but it's not what "most" bass players are going for. With the channels in series I seriously doubt you'll need a external boost.
I use a Marshall 1992 LEM signature amp and trust me you don't need no 'boost' of any kind in front of it, through two Marshall 4x12s it is deafening.
Just pulled the trigger on one of these bad boys
I guess the OP had his question answered. He hasn’t logged in since 2012!
It's OK, we're having fun any way!
we are? Oh! Well all righty then!
It's arrived. Hoping to fire it up later today then got a band practice tomorrow
Really interested in feedback on these, particular how the low end is, plus eq range (is it any use for bass?) and volume levels
Just make sure you understand that flat is somewhere around 1-10-1 . If you start at 5-5-5 like on an Ampeg it'll sound like arse.
I cut the treble back to 1, mid 10, bass at 5. May cut bass back to one next time as it was a bit too bassy!
Okay so at the start of practice was thinking if didn't have the volume BUT turning the gain up to 5 and the volume down on the back to 1 I was too loud for practice!
No loss of bass, plenty on tap. I used the top right input For channel 2 dimed the mids, cut the treble and I was rocking. On 4 on the gain there wasn't a huge amount of breakup.
All in all really pleased and the trouser slapping bass was lovely in the mix.
Sounds v cool. What's your band mix...who are you competing against? Be useful to know if you're a jazz quartet or competing against a gui**** with full stack
Rock indie metal covers band with loud drummer and 100watt Marshall gui****
I found it plenty loud through a 810 to stay clean with a loud drummer.
had some more time with this head yesterday, albeit at home and not in a band/gig scenario. My main aim was to work out how to get a DI 'out of it'. In the end using an isolator xlr John @ Orchid Electronics made me on the effects loop send with the -10db switch selected provided a nice sound to my little desk. The Orchid classic DI elicited the same results. Although not tapping the output tubes its got enough tube vibe for the minimal times I need to DI. I can always DI off my board pre amp but wanted to tap into the valve loveliness! I also put some effects through it and they sounded mighty nice, mainly dirt and octave.
I also played with the gain, admittedly I didn't get round to trying it in the low input but Channel 2 high gets dirty, very quickly after 5
used it at a few practices now and I'm really digging this. It's an absolute sleeper of a bass amp.
I just noticed this amp today. So everyone is having good results with this as a bass amp?