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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by unclejam, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. hey fellers this is me rig


    Yea it has the Punch and highs but the lowes are :confused: not there

    i love the sound but wheres the Bass?!?! sugestions please
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    the bass is most likely about 1/2 way across the room...

  3. ill walk into the audience and the bass is non existant... we are talking 30+ feet out :bawl:
  4. You'll need BFM for this one, he IS the horn man {almost sounded dirty}.
  5. calebbarton


    Aug 25, 2007
    I manufacture for several companies including but not limited to: Bridge City Sound, Catalinbread, more.
    yes i agree. takes a while to develop.
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

    If that's the case, how can you get lows when you mic a cabinet?

    (hint: it's not the case)
  7. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Right. The distance thing is a myth. If it isn't throwing bass right in front of it, going 30 feet away from it isn't going to make it sound louder.
  8. jimmy i know this is ot but whats with james brown and the devo hat?

    but do i get a dedicate sub(s)
  9. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Not much. I had a James Brown doll and a Devo hat I wanted to display, and not much shelf space, so I put the Devo hat on JB and it seemed like a natural pairing.

    BTW, all new Devo album---first in 20 years---coming this fall!
  10. Gopherbassist


    Jan 19, 2008
    When he dances does the hat stay on?
  11. Sorry, Waaayy off topic but doesn't that James brown doll with the Devo hat reminid anyone of that little voodoo statue with the big teeth that comes to life and terrorizes Karen Black in the 70's classic "Trilogy of Terror"?
    Or maybe it's just me :D
  12. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Hat stays on, never saw that movie.

    Unclejam, I was hoping some others would chime in here, but I think your rig is big enough without a sub. Plus you'd need an amp and crossover for the sub. To be honest, bro, I think it's time you consider a different rig.
  13. squarewave

    squarewave Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Iowa City, Iowa USA
    Have you tried backing off the horns a bit. My guess is the bass is there, but with two big horn-mounted compression drivers in the rig, the sound isn't balanced.

    Is that an EQ in the rack? Do you have control over the mid/high horns?
  14. Are the cabinets in phase?
  15. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    Call me crazy but maybe it's because you're using two PA tops instead of a bass rig? ;)Neither of those cabs is a fullrange PA cab - you've got a horn loaded midbass driver and a horn loaded compression tweeter. Probably pretty strong down to 100Hz but nothing below there.

  16. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
  17. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    My first thought was 'dude, those look like old PA mids'.
  18. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Sorry my friend. Just because those cabs are big, that doesn't mean that they were designed to produce low frequencies. Those are PA mids and highs cabs. You will need to start over with speakers or at least get a bass cab (15" or 18" maybe) to go under one of those....... other...... things. Best of luck to you!
  20. rbonner


    Sep 25, 2008
    Those are the 15" SUNN PA horns aren't they? What would happen if a guy hung a pair of 3015LF's in there?

    If that didn't work then pull the horns out and build a new cab for the 3015LF and sit the horns atop in their own little cab. BOB

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