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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ChefKen, Mar 22, 2015.
No, I believe they're glued.
The Oracle has spoken.
And hey what whatnot, a few minutes on board with a high pass filter and sold. Playing around with the bass on the EQ and suddenly ... hey.
Wonder what the difference is when I play the Ampeg BA108 with a HPF in place? Well that's easy. Sounds betterer. Turned up the bass on the 'Peg to 3 o'clock with volume at 10:30 and sounds as solid as I've ever heard. Solid-er. Now it is truth I would never buy / own a HPF just for a practice amp. B-uuu-tt if it's there and I want to play through the BA-108.
As my buddy, Bill Nye would say, “Science Rules!”
Sounds like you not only learned a little about psychoacoustics but had some fun doing it. I’d look at your experiments findings as if you can make that baby ‘Peg sound even better, what’ll happen when you run it with your ever-growing PJB ensemble?
Well I could run the BA-108 from the line out of the PJB. But not certain why I would want to.
Back to science. Looked up, tried to look up, that is, the frequency response numbers for the BA-108. There are none listed in the fine manual. Going to say offhand there is little chance a 20 watt practice amp reproduces 40 hz. 60, maybe.
All I did with the HPF was play an open E and twist the knob until I could tell the difference. Then backed off a smidge. That magic number on the dial in my estimation is probably around 60 hz. Something around there.
Kind of want to be playing a great deal more on the Ampeg ....
Now you’re finding out first hand why some of our cohorts swap speakers to get that extra amount of usable bottom. Some had good luck with the V1 changeout with a quality replacement driver noting it increased the amount of bass while reducing the boominess.
You’re journey continuous on...
What is amazing to me is just how good the BA108 sounds at low volume. Which, in some eyes, is the entire point of a practice amp. Half a C note gets me into a heavy duty speaker for the BA108. Uncertain its purpose other than For Science.
I could be wrong ...I’ve been wrong before...but I think my SWR LA15 is the Perfect practice amp.
and it'll be a free ticket to the That's My Dinky Amp On Stage and Proud of It Club!
You nailed it. Setting just under “3” on the volume, at least in my room, hits perfection o my ears. I only add a little bass and it’s ready to play. Admittedly, the Ampeg is more for my Jazz Bass than the Rogue, but in a pinch it’s ready to rock in a heartbeat!
Need more proof I love my ‘Peg?
Nope! Ya need one o' these:[200W, 2x15, 170 lbs.]
Love the attitude, GP, but how does it sound at midnight in a quiet house?
Seriously, IDK. I rarely play after 2200 in deference to neighbors. Not even the B25. However, I once hooked these up-just to see if I could. Volume(s) less than "9"; rattled plates-and windows.
That rig, combined in your room, would rattle plates in Anchorage, Alaska! You must’ve been in some mood that day.
I'd been wondering about it for awhile and finally got around to doing it. Scary!
By the pimply face of the movie theater popcorn vendor, I do declare this as true. A check today at "that tone" setting reveals the volume knob on the BA108 at "3".
No rattled windows, alas.
Every week I think about taking the Kasino to my Sunday afternoon outdoor gig. Then I remember that I'll be the one loading, unloading, loading, and unloading it-and I take the R200c(plenty of amp)
You kinda make that sound like a Bad thing...
What’s the poundage of that Casino, GP? Over a hundred combined?
Hey harp! We’re just conscientious of our home owners insurance rates, that’s all!