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Buttkicker sub

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by oversoul, Jun 16, 2004.


  1. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Has anyone checked these little thingies out? Talk about low end response! Could they be really useful to a bass player?
     
  2. Ericman197

    Ericman197

    Feb 23, 2004
    Iowa
    Well, the buttkicker is a tactile transducer. It's mainly for you feeling the bass, not hearing it. Of course, it'd be great to bring a few to a gig... but I'm not so sure the owner would take kindly to you attaching them to the floor; I don't see how else you would do it.
     
  3. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    They are intended for monitoring, not for the audience. Buttkicker makes a platform that you (bassist) can stand on, and monitor yourself or the kick drum or both.

    Here:

    http://www.thebuttkicker.com/images/Bass Station Platform.jpg

    It's about $70 from MF. You'll also need the Buttkicker itself (the yellow thing), which you can find for about $200, and a 400-watt power amp (anywhere from $150 to $500+).

    They make an attachment for drummers, also, that mounts to the throne.

    http://www.thebuttkicker.com/images/DTM_with Concert.jpg

    These are about $30. Again, you still the Buttkicker and a power amp.

    More info on their site:

    http://www.thebuttkicker.com/Concert_home.html
     
  4. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Standing on one of these can really give you an extra adrenaline rush without hurting your hearing.