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Contra Combo + Extension cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Danny Adair, Nov 14, 2001.


  1. Do any Contra users use the Contra EX extension cabinet with their combos? The Contra has taken a little while to win me over (surprisingly), but I think that it may have finally succeeded. However, I do play some big rooms and corporate events around Dallas, and with a pretty loud octet my stage volume can get pretty anemic when I'm only using the Contra combo. With a good monitor setup this might not be as much of an issue, but that's not always readily available at these gigs.

    I am interested in grabbing the extension cabinet for these type of gigs, and I am curious to hear about others' experiences with this setup. Has anyone used this setup with the electric bass for a rock/louder gig?

    As always, your comments are very appreciated,
    -Danny
     
  2. cobbster

    cobbster

    Sep 11, 2000
    I have the Contra with the ext. cab. I use a Fodera 5 string and a URB on my gigs. The ext. cab makes a big difference in volume and presence.
    I love um.
    Sonny Cobb:D
     
  3. I'm planning to audition a Contra next month, and part of my decision is going to depend on how good it sounds with my electric bass.

    Accordingly, I have a Hartke 2x10 that I'd like to try as an extension speaker with the Contra. There should be more than enough wattage to make my Jazz bass heard (I currently use a GK 800RB head).
     
  4. cobbster

    cobbster

    Sep 11, 2000
    Mike, that will surely be enough unless you are playing power rock.
    Sonny cobb
     
  5. Sonny:

    How loud are the gigs that you use the Contra extension speaker? Are you able to get good lows and headroom with your Fodera (jealous drool...;) )? For what style of music is that setup primarily used? Do you ever play any rock gigs?

    Thanks,
    -Danny
     
  6. cobbster

    cobbster

    Sep 11, 2000
    Danny, I don't play rock gigs so to speak. I play in a 70's-80's retro, old school funk, disco. So its not a soft jazz gig and the Contra and ext cab do great.
    The bass really fills the room and it's not a mushy sound. I dial everything pretty much flat and use the pre-amp on the bass for adjustment. like I said, unless you are playing power rock, you will be pleased and amazed.
    Sonny Cobb:D