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deep lows on a budget

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rhon, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
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    The 610hlf cabs don't do the low 40hz range as well as the Acme cabs—but they would be an improvement over your current cabinet. Acme cabs are also more manageable in size.
  2. There's many long debates on this subject on Talkbass. The way i do it is use an xlr signal from a sans amp RBI. i use a sealed ampeg 410he. The cab is focused and tight instead of boomy, which helps the low notes sound like notes instead of "pillowy air". My cab doesn't really go below 40hz as far as i know. But my xlr signal goes lower frequency wise than any cab in production that i know of. When I'm playing onstage i love sealed cabs like my 410he and the 810e i used to use. They don't supposedly lot as low, but they have a tighter low end, because I run an full range xlr signal to FOH anytime i play a club with good subs i hear all the retarded low end the pa puts out on the stage. With low tuned cabs live the low end gets really muddy to the extent where it feels to me like I'm not loud because a low tuned cab just doesn't have that clarity in that situation when you can hear lows from the PA onstage.
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
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    Have the guitar player turn down the bass on his guitar and if any of his effects have tone control, there too.

    You may also want to look up cross envelope filtering and it affects cabs with speakers cabs side-by-side. Vertically stacked cabs appears to be the way to go. Like two 2x10 stacked vertically instead of a 4x10 cab. Better dispersion, less muddyness and cleaner mids, thus clearer lows.

    Alternative: here's a cab in the TB Classified to seriously consider: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f127/glasstone-lil-g-w-padded-cover-1015989/ Don't be fooled by the small size. Buy a second one later.

    Here's a review of the cab along with another cab: Excerpt: On the one hand, I have a rig that will eat most any 500ish watt 410 setup alive, weighs less than 40 pounds and would fit in the front seat of a Smart car... http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/glasstone-lilg-fearless-f215w-tale-2-great-cabs-978173/

    Another thread on the http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/glasstone-cabs-942152/ You also may want to PM TBr Brad Johnson.

    Also think about adding a TBr fdeck's High Pass Filter/pre that cuts out all the sub-sonic lows that your amp puts out, protects your speakers and tightens up the low end for less muddiness. Here's a thread on it: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/fdecks-hpf-865291/

    Good luck.

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