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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pbass6811, Jun 11, 2019.
Where would you start?
Why? Would be interesting to hear, as well...
It's the old which is more important, amp or cab question, in a new dress. Still the cab.
Seeing as how I use combo amps incorporating the amp and cab in one piece...both I guess at the same time lol
The,cab has a much bigger effect on tone, as well as portability, as well as looks (if anyone cares about that).
The cab is the final, but possibly most important part of the chain. A good cab sounds good. A good amp through a crappy cab still sounds crappy. Never underestimate good speakers.
Usable, clean amps are easy to design and build, speaker cabs less so.
To state the obvious, a good head won't save a bad cab or vice versa. The important thing is that they're well matched to each other and they respond to what you're doing. For me, I need to pull a good tone from the amp and/or other devices in the signal chain or it doesn't matter what cab I'm using.
I'd start with the amp, because the cabs I already have are plenty good enough for my purposes, and I enjoy building amps more than cabs.
Both. I rock a combo.
The instrument cable because it’s inexpensive.
Everything else I keep the same, why change what works.
The only change I'm interested in making to my rig right now is adding a second cabinet for added volume/loudness. I'm happy with what I have, just want the ability to move a little more air.
Nuthin. There is not a thing that I would want to change. Not the amp , not the cab , not the bass , and not my underwear. The only gas I have had in years smells really bad.
Schroeder 12.6 PL x 2. Yowza!
I was taught to follow the signal chain. That's the order I follow. Bass, Amp, Cab. All cabs today sound great. And, I can take a great amp and easily make an average cab sound beyond it's supposed capabilities. In fact, cabs are my least worry. I follow my signal chain. And it has worked for me. Bass, effects if you have em, to amp to cab. And it's way easier to haul a head around to test cabs, than haul a cab around to test heads. I always test what I'm buying with the gear it'll be used with.
Depends on what you're working with.
I'm personally pretty happy with the amps I have right now, but wouldn't mind upgrading my cabs some day.
Depends on the goal. What am I trying to accomplish?
There was a time when I would say the amp comes first with the speaker choice not far behind. That started changing once we had an influx of well-designed preamps being paired with some of the latest Class D power sections. I feel like this has started to make the differences in the preamp more apparent which can be subtle as you get to the high end. With this shift, the speaker choice has taken top spot for me as the more influential change. It's now more in-line with that prevailing sentement in guitar amps and hi-fi. Nowadays we have some mighty fine equipment to choose from!
Well, it depends on what you have. I upgraded my amp because most of my amps are are sort of broken or too heavy.
I have a good, but heavy cab, so next up is a light weight cab.
Don't "need" anything, but would change my amp. Have all the air movement I need and my bass cuts through the mix ok, but I just don't like the GK700rb sound. No warmth at all to my ear.
Damn I miss my old Trace Elliot 300w tube head!!! Well.... I miss the sound anyway. Don't miss moving that beast.