From what I can gather...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mike Money, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Everyone wants "Smooth-like-butter lows, nice punchy mids, and crisp and clear highs."

    Apparently, every speaker and head I can think of gives you that.

    So my conclusion:

    We need different ways to describe what we want.
  2. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK

    I want "ass quaking lows" to be added to the TB Dictionary.
  3. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I like a little crunch and grind, so be sure to give me that as well, please.
  4. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Pant-tearing crunch and grind?
  5. I want the speaker response to be "virgin tight".
  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    only someone from SA would say that

  7. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Kickin' Rad.....
  8. Took the words out of your mouth, eh? I'll have to check your band out sometime. Glad to see another SA TBer around.
  9. Punchy mids. I'm keeping that one. Tight organ hurting lows. Balanced present highs.

    Those are ones I want.
  10. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member

    Cream cheesy lows
    20 grit mids
    Paint thinner highs
  11. Virus


    Apr 16, 2004
    I want a big enough boom to shake your girlfriends boobs. :bassist:

    Or, I want a growl so low even a pitbull won't look at you.
  12. Tim__x


    Aug 13, 2002
    Alberta, Canada
    I say we all adopt technical terms with actual meaning.

    Like, this cab seems to have a rather low Q, or this one here seems to have a big 6db hole between 3-4Khrtz.
  13. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Now that would be really really sensible, but "boom to shake your girlfriends boobs" is jsut more fun :)
  14. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Mean enough to kill a grandmother or a cute baby but powerful enough to kill those big bad bikers grindy distortion is what Im looking for.

    METKGOCBBPETKTBBB is the new official term for thick distortion.
  15. coolsnow7


    Feb 22, 2004
    How about the reverse? Creamy highs, punchy lows, and crisp clear lows?
  16. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i used to describe my ideal sound as "getting hit with a baseball bat", but the other day my drummer called me "the nail gun" when i was a bit loud and the term has stuck. :p
  17. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    I want "Bowel Moving" good ole blue oyster cult :bassist:
  18. Yeah, it seems like people should stop trying to use words that have nothing to do w/ sound to describe sound. It seems to me like people can't even agree on what sounds warm and what sound bright, which isn't surprising since people can't agree on what the number seven smells like. Granted punchy, smooth, and crisp all make a little more sense, and I think I know what dark sounds like.
  19. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
  20. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    I'm right with all we need to do is educate everyone who doesn't get it.

    or maybe just "hammer of thor"