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Markbass NY604 popping, help!

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Flowdopin, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Flowdopin


    Dec 10, 2009
    Hudson WI
    Hi All,

    I have a Markbass LM2/NY604 rig I absolutely adore. While I usually play EB through it, I had high hopes for using it in my new bluegrass gig. I played a Carvin Cobalt ABG with O-port at bar gig volume.

    When I would "thump" the strings percussively between the 1/5, my speakers started popping!

    I'm curious if these small speakers just don't have the xmax for the piezo subsonic "boom", and I should look at a different cab for this gig, or if some buffer such as an fdeck or a higher input impedance preamp could help?

    Any recommendations are greatly appreciated! I hope I haven't ruined my cab!
  2. Flowdopin


    Dec 10, 2009
    Hudson WI
    I have been playing with some creative EQing to good results. Rolled the filters all the way off and cut the high/ high mids to compensate. This is handling the low transients much better!

    Still curious if a 10 meg oHm input or even a standard 1 meg oHm would help out with this issue? (Rather than the Markbass 500 KoHm input)

  3. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Sounds like a high pass filter might be quite useful for you. I've used these cabs, and they are fairly competent down low. I think you are dealing with some infra sonics which many cabs would have difficulty reproducing.