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How do specifically bi-amp or set up to series?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by michaeldalton7, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. michaeldalton7


    Aug 15, 2005
    I am a beginner bassist at a church with a Hartke VX 2x15's at 4 ohms (http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=1691&brandID=3) and a Peavey BVX 4x10's at 4 ohms (http://www.peavey.com/products/brow...ber/00444310/cat/14/begin/1/410TVX?+4+ohm.cfm) and an Ibanez SR505 (http://www.ibanez.com/guitars/guitar.asp?model=SR505)with a Peavey Firebass 700 (http://www.harmony-central.com/Events/WNAMM00/Peavey/Peavey_Firebass.html)and a digitech Compressor Pedal (http://www.zzounds.com/item--DGTXBBS). The links are there so maybe someone can look and see what I am working with. Well I am not very knowledgeable with the gear but have been playing for about 3 years. WE have a stereo sound system with an amp, equalizer, etc. The church I play in is small (24 ft by 80ft). Does anyone have an idea that will help me get the best sound with the equipment that I do have (in details because I don't even know how to set a stack into series, really have NO knowlegde). Please I need help and would greatly appreciate more then one option if anyone has the time. Music we play consists a lot of Shout Gospel Music, Salsa, funk, and some jazz. Anyone's help is worth Gold to me cause the sound I have with all this equipment is dead aweful.

    Please list specific instructions from plugging in what to where? I'm dead unknowledgeable when it comes to electronics. And please look at the links to see the specifications of my equipments cause i don't want to blow church equipment?
  2. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Ditch the 2x15 cabs and the compressor. A Firebass and a single 410 should be more than adequate for such a small venue. Set your EQ flat on both the head and the bass, then make small adjustments while rehearsing to lock in the sound you want. Once you have things sounding close to how you want them add the compressor back in, starting with very small amounts. You might want to read up on various threads in the effects forum here so you know what kind of sound alteration you can and can't expect to get from a compressor and how to use one correctly.

    I suspect the biggest reason you aren't likeing you sound is the 2x15. Hartke VX series cabs are really pretty lousy cabs with no real clarity, projection or depth. In your case they are probably just adding mud to an otherwise pretty clean tone coming from the Peavey.