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Looking for a new amp for sludge

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheWrayth, Apr 22, 2009.


  1. TheWrayth

    TheWrayth

    Apr 22, 2009
    im looking for a new amp cause my old one just cant handle what i play. im using an Epiphone EB-3 sg bass and i like to play loud low and muddy but i dont have alot of cash so if u guys could help me out that would be great
     
  2. Korladis

    Korladis Banned Supporting Member

    OM_2.
     
  3. TheWrayth

    TheWrayth

    Apr 22, 2009
    ?
     
  4. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Banned Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi TheWrayth.

    I believe that Sartori was suggesting big cabs loaded with big speakers being driven by big power = "sludge".

    The problem being, that heavy low end which sounds cool on stage usually projects like an atonal mudslide FOH.

    If your Epi EB-3 has anywhere near the gut-shaking tonality of the old Gibson EB-3, then playing through a regular old school bass rig (2 or 4 15" drivers mounted in one or two large ported cabs + 300 or more watts RMS of amp power) should do the job.

    If you are drop-tuning your bass to a Richter scale, then you may want to look at using a large sealed cab (or two) in order to avoid the speaker cone over-excursion which can be the consequence of pounding woofers with low frequencies that fall below the tuning of the ported cabinet they are mounted in.

    Either that or use a high-pass filter to protect the drivers' cones from being torn asunder by bass-born seismic events. :eek:
     
  5. dokazaado

    dokazaado

    Mar 25, 2009
    Empty Hills
    also, Green/Electric gear doesn't meet anyone's qualifications for cheap.

    hit up yer local pawnshops, dude, look for cabs with 15s or 18s-
    quite a few old Peavey cabs that qualify that aren't unusual pawnshop finds-
    and be on the lookout for cheap power amps and such.

    and if you are tuning down with that short-scale bass - wow.
     
  6. TheWrayth

    TheWrayth

    Apr 22, 2009
    the epiphone version isnt short scale its normal thnx though
     

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