Old amps and compression?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Stanley Design, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. I have a very old amp, probaly close to 20 years old, and it has metal cones and almost no compression. Is it the actual woofer in the cabinet that makes my slap sound so....un punchy? Going to a music store playing there did not give me a problem and it really sounded good, what would be something I could do to help myself out until I buy a new amp?

    EDIT: Wrong forum?
  2. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    uh, yeah, wrong forum.....

    Chris A.:rolleyes: :bassist:
  3. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Sounds to me like your amp was made way before the concept of a "Punchy" bass sound was even considered. The speakers probably have nothing in their design to handle some of the "snap" that you need for a slap sound.

    I don't know how much of a handy-man you are but adding a high frequency horn would be a cheap way to get give your amp more sizzle.