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  1. [quote name='el borracho' post='1133199' date='Feb 19 2011, 11:22 AM']Anyone remember Russ Ballard's Strat?? Probably not what you have in mind!


    Now that I like. Who was Russ ballard ?

  2. [quote name='icastle' post='1133126' date='Feb 19 2011, 10:10 AM']You can pretty much guarantee that hacking lumps of wood out of any acoustic or semi acoustic instrument is going to screw up the sound.
    There's also a really good chance that you'll damage the mechanical integrity of the instrument as well.

    Removing lumps of wood from the back of the bass is not going to have a significant impact on the weight of the instrument.
    Just buy a light weight instrument if you think it's that important![/quote]

    I wasn't gonna take an axe to it !

  3. I currently play a Hofner Club - semi-acoustic, light weight, 30" scale.

    But I want a solid, 30" scale bass - but with a light weight.

    I was thinking of getting a Hagstrom HB 4, which meets the above but is heavy, as it's mahogany.

    So I was thinking of routing some holes in the back to remove some wood, and making some scratchplates to cover the holes.

    Apart from the looks and resale value, would this damage the bass ? I would put the holes away from the neck, etc.

  4. [quote name='alexclaber' post='1126693' date='Feb 14 2011, 09:16 AM']The Epifani may be slightly more sensitive overall than the Peavey but it won't be a big difference - I wouldn't be surprised if the Peavey is a bit louder in the lows. Whatever your budget you can't beat Hoffman's.

    Richard, it doesn't matter whether you daisychain or run two leads from the amp, electrically it's the same.[/quote]

    OK, thanks for your help Alex.

  5. [quote name='deepbass5' post='1127380' date='Feb 14 2011, 06:06 PM']Just to clarify my last post, Sorry I was not trying to be disrespectful, Two similar 4x10 would be ok if you need that sort coverage and more useful than an 8x10. But modern cabs and speakers tend to be a lot more efficient than older designs. I do rate PV gear but the 10" scorpions are not as efficient as the PV black widow 12" and 15" speakers so without checking I recon the Epi will be pushing the 100dB level where the PV 4x10 will probably be in the low 90's.
    My last rig was a PV 15 with Carvin 2x10 but I did bi amp these. I still think pound for pound the PV 15 is one of the best out there regardless of what fancy name or colour the speakers.[/quote]

    Hey, no disrespect taken. The Epi is 103 dB - don't know about te Peavey. It's just I like the sound of the Peavey. I've had an Epi UL 310 before, which in hindsight, I wish I'd kept. Anyway, will have the Epi 410 this week, courtesy of OH Murphy, so we'll see how it goes with that one.

  6. [quote name='alexclaber' post='1126375' date='Feb 13 2011, 08:17 PM']700W between two cabs so 350W each. And that's irrelevant anyway as it'll be the unspecified excursion-limited power-handling restriction that kicks in first. Just 300W into an 8x10" stack will be so loud it'll drown out most drummers so it remains a moot point.[/quote]

    Alex, does this apply whichever way I connect them - either daisy chained or via 2 separate cables ?

  7. [quote name='icastle' post='1126048' date='Feb 13 2011, 03:46 PM']Bl**dy Hell ! :lol:

    I thought it was wierd having speaker outputs on the front - I looked at the pic of the rear panel and completely missed them - three times! :)

    You sure you didn't just draw them on there? :)

    Totally take back what I said earlier but will leave it there as a lesson in both RTFM properly and humility.[/quote]

    It's definately got a couple of holes in the back.

  8. [quote name='obbm' post='1125987' date='Feb 13 2011, 02:34 PM']Why would you want to send line-level to a speaker cabinet? It'll be very quiet.

    As for the original post I would imagine that the single Epi 4x10 will more than loud enough on its own.

    The problem has nothing to do with maximum power handling capability, it will be if the 2 cabs have different sensitivities i.e. dBs per watt. If it's all about image then stand the Epi on the top of the Peavey but don't connect it.

    By using two unmatched cabs on the single amp there will be no way to balance the perceived sound level. If you are intent on using these two very different cabs then you need a head with two separately adjustable power amp stages, or a rack pre-amp and stereo power amp or just get a separate power amp to drive the second cabinet and hang it onto the Firebass.[/quote]

    You say that ' The problem has nothing to do with maximum power handling capability '. But why not, 'cos if I put 700 watts out of the Firebass, surely the Epi would handle this, but the Peavey wouldn't ?? Sorry but I don't see why it isn't a problem.

  9. [quote name='EdwardHimself' post='1126028' date='Feb 13 2011, 03:19 PM']it should be fine to daisy chain them together. Pretty sure the firebass is built to handle 2 ohm minimum load.[/quote]

    Yes it does take 2 ohms. Would it be 2 ohms if I daisy chained them, and if I used both speaker outlets ?

  10. Hi, I have two 410 cabs. One is a Peavey, 450 w at 4 ohm, and the other is ( or soon will be ) an Epifani, 1,000 w at 4 ohm. At the moment I have a Peavey Firebass amp, with 2 parallel speaker outputs. It has a crossover, with separate outputs for high and low, but these can only be used to put one of the signals back into the power amp section. So I assume this won't do it - as there are only the parallel speaker outputs.

    So do I fit some sort of external, in-line resistor in the line output to the 450 w speaker cab ?

    Or do I need a new amp which will do this. If so, what feature do I need to do this ?

    Thanking You in anticipation.

  11. I have another thread ' amp for a 410 cab', saying that I like the sound of my Peavey 410 cab with a Peavey Firebass head. But I want to get another amp, and was thinking of the OTB 500. I did try one previously with 12" speaker cabs and it was ok, before I decided on the 410 route.

    So do you Oranges think the TB 500 would be ok with my P 410 ?

  12. So, I've tried loads of cabs with 12" speakers, bur having recently bought an old Peavey 410, I prefer the sound of this to all the previous cabs. I use a Hofner Club, semi accoustic with flat wound strings, so I guess theb 410's take out the woolyness.

    I'm using this cab with a Peavey Firebass 700, which is ok, but is really heavy.

    I'm gonna keep the cab, but which lightweight amp would sound similar to the firebass ? I tried an Orange terror, which was ok with the previoius 12's, but would it suit this P 410 ?

  13. [quote name='4 Strings' post='1101430' date='Jan 24 2011, 09:44 PM']Used to have Kimono My House years ago. Wish I still did. Must admit, I thought they were Aussies.[/quote]

    Yeah, ' This Town ' , in 1974 was so different. And I imagined at the time they were German for some reason. But they're American.

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