Suboctave in Ashdown, Mo' Bass etc.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by indie-visible, Nov 20, 2000.

  1. I know I'm too crazy about suboctave, but..
    It's interesting
    1) What is the quality of the suboctave built in amps like Ashdown Magnifiers and SWR Mo' Bass? How well does it track, compared to stompboxes? Is it true it can track even the low E?
    2) How is the suboctave frequency supposed to be reproduced, in the sence of speakers? E.g. there are Ashdown combos with the same suboctave feature... Is a powered subwoofer necessary to hear it?
  2. jock


    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Hi. I´ve got an Ashdown head. The octaver is not part of my sound but it is definately one of the best ones I´ve tried.
    It tracks really well and you dont need an sub. The ashdown speakers can easily reproduce these low tones.
    If you are going for a stomp box octaver try the EBS (Swedish!!! as I am)
  3. noweapon


    Feb 10, 2000
    The Mo'bass can indeed track the octave of the open E. It sounds really interesting when you mix in a little of the chorus...But anything lower than the E it has trouble tracking...but I do feel it "catches" the octave faster than some stand alone stomp boxes...I'm finding that the octave is the next hardest thing to dial in other than BassSynth.