wow can't believe the sound (12)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by steve-o, May 12, 2002.

  1. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    i played on my friends 12 .
    this is a car speaker. (mtx)
    it goes to 40hz
    he had a cab built for this.
    i played it with my hartke 2000 head
    and my fernandes bass.
    WOW i can't belive that it sounded that good!!!
    and when i played it with my 410 it sounded even better.

    well do you all see a problem with me using a car speaker on my bass.
    it handles the lows very well. it sounded awsome!
    it is sealed (so is my 410).
    it weighs nothing. (compared to my 410 76 pounds)
    and my (15 86 pounds)
    i can build the cab for next to nothing. $28 for the wood.

    what do you all think?

  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I think if you like it, do it.

    Good luck.
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    you responded really quick!
  4. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    hey man, id say go for it if you crave that sub sound.

    BUT- there is a big downside to car subs. They will sound great when practicing with yourself.... but as soon as you play with the band, I highly doubt it will keep up as well as a 15" speaker voiced for live bass reproduction. This is because a car sub is designed to work in a small, enclosed area. (the closed car) so when you put it out in the open, it becomes very inefficient. Just thought i'd warn you.

    There are several talkbass users who use true subs for their stage rig however. Joris and Bgavin are among them. If i remember correctly, Joris runs a pair of 15" rockfords, and plans on adding two more to keep up with the band. I think Bgavin has a pair of custom built cabinets with 12" subs in them. Of course you would be much better asking those two than me, but from my experience... that great sound from subs is best left to practice unless you have the money to spend on multiple drivers and the huge amps required to power them.

    If you do decide to go for it though, good luck! I hope it works out for the best for ya. of course I am not a sound engineer, so anything i said could be completely wrong, but this is how ive understood it.
  5. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    that is pretty much why i wanted it.
    and maybe a monitor.
    thanks steve