upgrading/possibly modding my amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MilkyMcMilkMilk, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. MilkyMcMilkMilk


    Dec 17, 2008
    Hi All, i'm looking to improve my sound. I'm not playing out at the moment and don't need anything super huge or loud but my new stingray can sound much better through a nicer amp i'm sure.
    right now i have a 100 watt fender BXR amp, it just has 1 15 inch woofer which obviously is very boomy. I'm curious as to whether adding a 1 inch tweeter is a very good option or would that even make much difference in the sound.

    or do i just need to get a cab with 2 tens and a tweeter?
    well what i really want is a combo, i don't want to have to buy a cab and head seperately
    i'm looking for something with a lot of punch that can capture the lows and the highs. right now i have to sacrifice one or the other. but i'm only looking to spend around 450 - 500 usd

    Is there anything nice that i could get for that price used?
  2. honestjohnny


    Nov 24, 2006
    You could check out the Carvin LSx1503A pro audio cabinet. Search the Boutique 3-way 115 on a Budget threads here for more info. $479.99 USD, 450 watts RMS 1X15, 1X6.5, 1Xtweeter, 63lbs.


    I use mine with a multi-fx pedal (digitech) as a preamp and it sounds great and is plenty loud for everything I do. Not a combo, but close. Also, Carvin has some good bass combos on sale now.
  3. Thunderthumbs73

    Thunderthumbs73 Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Dont' mod the amp. Chances are unless you're really an expert in electronics and construction, you'll make your amp worse off, or risk ruining it, or electrocuting yourself. The time, money and effort in moding this thing is probably not worth it. It seems you're really wanting a very different thing that what you have now, so save up the dough and buy something else. Yes, a different amp will likely make the bass sound a lot better. 1*15s don't have to be boomy, but those Fender amps with the 1*15 in particular seem to be. Either that or unmusically "clacky" when treble on the amp is turned up to combat the boom. You're thinking smart for looking used- lots of bang for the buck can be had there.

    Look around, and try stuff out. You will know what a store has in terms of used equipment than any of us. Don't let a lack of recommendation here for one used (or new) amp or another keep you from trying something out- that item just might be the gem you were looking for all along! Enjoy the experimentation!