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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on April 17, 2001 at 09:03:21:
In Reply to: loudspeakers posted by Francis X. on April 17, 2001 at 00:44:30:
: Just purchased Peavey Basic 112(50watts;1-12"Blue Marvel spk).
: It's OK;bought it even though user reviews on HarmonyCentral were lukewarm.
: For the money($250new;I paid $175,mint condition used)nothing seems to be as good. Can anyone tell me if I can get better sound quality by replacing the speaker with a JBL,E-V,Jensen,etc? I don't see them offered for sale in catalogs such as musician's friend,etc. 25 years ago,when I palyed professionally,I bought two very cheap ($75 new)Univox bass amps. the amp was only about 20 watts,but I replaced the cheap speakers with JBL's. A "Y" cord connected my P-bass to the two amps.I set one amp on stage left,set for lows,and the other on stage right,set for highs;the sound was incredible.
: Anyone ever try this;can I buy another Peavey and expect super performance?
Like Pat said, the speakers that Peavey uses are pretty good already, so you're not going to get a whole lot better performance by replacing it.
25 years ago, the situation was different; most of the lower-end amp companies used fairly cheap speakers, so putting a better speaker in the amp could produce a *major* improvement!
I'm not surprised that you got such good tone out of your bass rig; for all practical purposes, you were running a bi-amplified setup! :-)
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