FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

MOD KITS DIY

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Antique Electronics Supply

Jensen Loudspeakers

Musician's Friend

WD Music

Sweetwater

Apex Tube Matching

Amplified Parts

Guitar Center

Amazon


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Suhr Badger 35 Head--thinking of hooking up my passive Mackie PA Speakers

telewired
Contributing Member
**********
*

Kansas City, Mo.

counting it all joy
Mar 31st, 2017 06:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is this ok to do?? I do alot of looping and sometimes I use an octave pedal etc. and get really low tones and some really high and am thinking I need a full range speaker----almost like a Bass Cab or something---
Something that will handle the full spectrum---
Is this a bad idea----

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
******

The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Apr 1st, 2017 06:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It won't hurt the speakers.

Match the impedance load as closely as you can.

DrKev
Contributing Member
*****

Paris, France

It's just a guitar, not rocket science.
Apr 1st, 2017 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Guitars generally don't sound good with true full range speakers, like hi-fi or PA speakers. Too thin and harsh and scratchy, especially overdriven.

Guitar speakers (and bass speakers) have a boost between 2 kHz and 5 kHz (which adds what we think of as top end chime and sparkle). Then a huge drop off, the signal at 10 kHz can be 20 to 40 dB below the 5 kHz value. That smooths out what would otherwise be harshness and broken glass in our guitar tone.
So, without careful EQing to do the same thing, the full range speakers on their own probably won't float yer boat.

I'd say find a ported bass cab, rather than the PA speakers. It'll handle all the low notes you can throw at it with great sounding highs. I played guitar through a 10" Hartke ported bass cab a few years back - it sounded great!

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
******

The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Apr 2nd, 2017 08:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good points, DrKev. It's the prime reason many guitarists mic their amps into the PA: the amp's speaker takes care of the EQ issue. Another thing you can do (if you're running only guitar through the speakers) is disable the dome/horn tweeter. The crossover takes care of the top end for you.

I have a little GK 1x12 200-watt bass amp and it is superb with guitar when using a pedalboard.

Can you say, "Fender Bassman?"

FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Suhr Badger 35 Head--thinking of hooking up my passive Mackie PA Speakers




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2017 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved