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oh s**t! my new cab hasn't got a tweeter!!! am I in trouble???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by panazza, Jan 18, 2004.


  1. panazza

    panazza

    Nov 23, 2003
    italy
    hi
    I noticed my new 4 x 12' cab hasn't got a tweeter!!! is it so necessary? I used it this evening and I noticed it couldn't do any metallic and high-trebley sounds but I am looking for a warm tone so I didn't care much... the problem is.... will my cab play all the frequencies of my 4 string bass???
     
  2. David Henry

    David Henry Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2000
    Bend, Oregon 97702
    HI,
    What brand and model of cab is that?
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    a cab without a tweeter will not play the super high stuff. If you want a nice round warm tone, then you have a good cab. So, what kind is it?
     
  4. The tweeter in my 4x10 is nice, but it isn't essential. I've turned it off because it sounds a little too clicky with my setup(Spector, Hi-Beams).
     
  5. Tweeters? We don't need no stinking tweeters!

    That's my opinion. You probably sound better in the mix without the tweeter, even though it might sound a little duller than usual when playing by yourself. That just means you'll have a fatter sound in the mix!:D

    Chris
     
  6. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    Tweeters suck.
     
  7. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    If it turns out you need one, you can add it later. It's not a big job and TBers can help you.
     
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  9. panazza

    panazza

    Nov 23, 2003
    italy
    thanks guys... it's a marshall 4 x 12' cab
    I was worried because I had never seen an amp without a tweeter
     
  10. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I would be more worried that it is really a guitar cab!! :meh:
     
  11. Subculture13

    Subculture13 Jamming Econo

    Apr 9, 2003
    Toronto, Ont. Canada
    I second that notion.
     
  12. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kentucky
    Hah! Brendan, that's what I was wondering myself in his first post when he said 4x12. (Of course there ARE 4x12 bass cabs, but not alot.)

    FWIW, I don't mind tweeters on cabs, as long as they're able to be turned OFF. :D
     
  13. i couldn´t agree more!

    and by the way...
    i have a 4x12 basscab and it´s a marshall and it sounds nice