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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john turner, Jan 13, 2001.

  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    how's the 6 goin? i got your last email, but promptly lost it. :rolleyes:

    maybe you can share with the class, eh? show and tell time :D
  2. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    It's coming along but I still haven't figured out what to do with that little thin string. I'm a virgin 6er.

    It is an awesome piece of equipment for sure. The low B string is the tightest that I have ever seen. You were right, I've seen looser low B strings on more expensive and longer scaled 5 strings. As far as the sound, I don't see how you could get any better with production axe. The bridge pickup adds a lot of low end growl in the flat position.

    Pacman is helping me out some with it.

    Still considering stringing it down to F# but haven't decided for sure.

    What model is that Yammer PA speaker you are using. I think you said it was an 18" driver.
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    it's the model sw118iv, single 18" pa sub. they have it on their site.
  4. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Here's some semi-handy info I've been meanin' to post
    somewhere. Although it's probably been posted elsewhere.

    Standard chromatic intervals, A-A#-B-C-C#, etc., are based
    on the twelfth root of two (~1.059463).
    You can figure out the freq of low F# (and therefore,
    required cab specs). :D I think low F# comes in around 23 Hz.

    Anyhoo, let's start with good ol' A. The one we want is 55.0 Hz .
    If you subtract that 1.059463 number from 55.0, you'll have the
    frequency of G#, and so on.
    Make yourself a little chart to keep track of things.
    You can get more accurate than 6 places for that constant factor.
    If your calculator has a "yx" key (exponent), you can do it.
    Here's a couple methods...

    1. nn.nn (frequency) +/- 2 yx 12 1/x =

    2. nn.nn (frequency) +/- 2 INV yx 12 =

    [ +/- is EITHER plus OR minus. NOT the +/- key ]

    One of the best "off the rack" cabs (i.e., no ELF system)
    is the SWR Big Ben 1x18. It uses a "very fast" Bag End driver.
    It's spec'd at -6dB @ 25Hz and 3KHz / 8 Ohms / 400 watts RMS.
    (25Hz <--> ~23Hz ~ low F# ?)

    Course now, your AMP has to be spec'd to reproduce 23 Hz as well :rolleyes:
    Back to ELF ;) .
  5. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    That's just the information I've been looking for.

    I love the SWR Bagend 18" but it is a gut buster. The Yammer is much lighter and sounds good.

    Thanks John & not

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