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Walter Woods....help!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by stroy05, Aug 15, 2001.


  1. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    I just bought a WAlter Woods Ultra High Power. I am using two EA VL-110's with it. I am wondering what EQ settings most people use who have them.

    There is also a 3 way switch for post and pre Eq for the output. The center position of the switch is labled off. Does this mean that it mutes the output signal?

    Also was wondering if it was rack mountable. And if so where can I get rack ears for it.

    Thanks...
     
  2. stroy5,
    What does it sound like?
    I was considering this very setup and am very curious.
    Where did you get the WW amp from? Did you buy second hand or thru Walter? ;)
     
  3. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    I have a pair of VL-210 cabs, and while I don't have a Walter Woods, can share EQ:

    Essentially none.

    I usually keep all the EQ on my Kern IP-777 at 12 o'clock (flat) and the tone contour favoring the treble, at 3 or 5 o'clock (80-100%) since the Kern is a touch dark.

    When I drive them with my Acoustic Image Clarus the EQ is almost always flat, too, unless I am compensating for an instrument that is too bright or dark.

    I use and sell Euphonic Audio and Acoustic Image stuff: http://www.bobthebassguy.com
     
  4. stroy05

    stroy05 Supporting Member

    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera Basses, Noble Amps, Aguilar Amps, JHAudio Inears
    Bob...I bought my VL-110's from you. I am the guy from Houston (actually from Katy, a suburb of Houston).

    Tom...I am still trying to firgure out the sound setup. All I know is it is loud (1200 watts) and very smooth and true. No coloration to the tone, very flat.

    I guess what I am trying to find out....What is the best way to EQ my setup. Should I start with my bass first and then my amp or should I start with the amp first then the bass?
     
  5. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    I personally set my amp flat and then EQ my instrument, and try to maintain or remember those settings.

    On a gig I'll make changes at the amp to compensate for room and/or stage acoustics )boomy, too bright, etc.), maintaining my "reference settings" on the instrument, and then often make changes on the bass to vary my sound for different tunes, if necessary, to achieve the desired tone.

    My .02 - YMMV, but it works for me.
     
  6. boobinga

    boobinga

    Feb 9, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I believe Walter sells adapters so his units can be rack-mounted. He can be reached at 760-772-7952. I run mine basically flat, and make most tone adjustments from the bass. (By the way, the variable mid knob goes from 100 to 1000hz, with the nine o'clock position being 500. I'm assuming you don't have his little instructions sheet for the Ultra).
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I believe that Walter does not appreciate his address or phone number being posted in public forums.
     
  8. RS

    RS

    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    >I believe that Walter does not appreciate his address or phone number being posted in public forums<

    TS for Walter then.
     
  9. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I assume you didn't get it new?

    The "pre/off/post" switch is for the line out only; yes "off" mutes it (like when you're DIed to the PA and want to mute the feed while tuning up or between sets).

    Walter sells rack kits (one size fits all).