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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kwelch28, May 10, 2001.
How do I get a good slap sound out of a Peavey TKO combo amp?
This will probably get moved to the "amps" forum. Heres what I do , Boost the highs and lows and cut the mids.
I don't have a TKO, but from my understanding it works best if you keep all your settings level, for slap.
Although, the meaning of "good slap sound" is subjective. You might want to try some type of outboard E.Q. device, but (IMO) it's difficult to get a "good" slap sound out of a 1x15" combo without a high frequency speaker (horn). YMMV. Good Luck.
i second the "you don't" comment.
i still have one, and my old 76 Ampeg B-15 had TONS better slap sound. and even that sounded bad compared to the hartke kickback combo i play on alot. (and of course, my SWR rig owns everything )
but i can try to help...set the "shelving" controls flat, turn the contour off, turn the graphic eq off, and hit the bright switch with the bass at 2 o'clock and treble at 1 o'clock.
that's my favorite slap sound out of that amp. but it still isn't much.
A BlackWidow speaker should have alot more highs than an ampeg 15?!?!?!?! Does the TKO have a Sheifeild?
BassMasterG, you're correct. A BW would sound a lot better. Although the TKO's Peavey's lowest model of combos, so it only has a Sheffield.
I have a TKO 115 with a 15" black widow. i like the way it sounds. but i have only played on my amp and the schools one (identical to mine except it has a scorpion 15" speaker) But it sounds good imo.
I also share the "if it doesn't have a horn, don't slap through it" attitude.
You don't X4
If it has a BW speaker in it, it'd be fine to slap through. The BW's get a good amount of highs. (seriously... even though they're 15's they can still get great highs.)
I agree with WarwickS5. I have both a TKO 115 with a Sheffield and a TNT150 with a Black Widow. The BW gives a much better sound if you are stuck with 1 x 15" speaker. You could try Peavy.com and download a copy of the manual and tips. You will need adobe and it shows setting on the amps to obtain particular sounds.