#1
Thoughts?

Good or bad?

When is it useful?(Funk, slapping, jonas brothers, heavy metal, you get the idea)
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#3
I dont like tweeters, but i could live with a horn in a 4x10. But im a 15" man and i like them plain.
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#5
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Bad when using overdrive, fuzz, distortion. Good pretty much the rest of the time.

this.

they do feedback a bit.

but the tone benefit is very worth it.
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#6
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Bad when using overdrive, fuzz, distortion. Good pretty much the rest of the time.


Yeah, I kinda notice this. It gets pretty fuzzy when I'm using a standard overdrive. A shame, as the Ashdown sounds pretty darn good all the time I'm not using it.
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#7
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this.

they do feedback a bit.

but the tone benefit is very worth it.


tone benefit?
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#9
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Increased high end response.

exactly what I meant. just like you need a big old sub to get real low end, you need a little tweeter to feel the totality of the slides and scrapes and even the fret buzz, I always buzz when I check out an amp, if you do it in a consistent fashion it gives you a really great check on the quality of the tweeter.
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exactly what I meant. just like you need a big old sub to get real low end, you need a little tweeter to feel the totality of the slides and scrapes and even the fret buzz, I always buzz when I check out an amp, if you do it in a consistent fashion it gives you a really great check on the quality of the tweeter.


I'm not sure if I want the fret buzz... but the slides and scrapes make sense.

I was trying to see if it made a difference with the slapping and popping, but I couldn't tell, maybe I'm just deaf to anything at a higher frequency that the G string on the bass guitar.
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#11
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I'm not sure if I want the fret buzz... but the slides and scrapes make sense.

I was trying to see if it made a difference with the slapping and popping, but I couldn't tell, maybe I'm just deaf to anything at a higher frequency that the G string on the bass guitar.

use the fret buzz to test it.

don't implement it in your music.
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#12
But yet i feel i can get enough high end with out horns and tweeters, the rig im biulding, might contain 1 horn with a varible thingy booby, so i can turn it off. Its down to personnal preference.
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#13
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Bad when using overdrive, fuzz, distortion. Good pretty much the rest of the time.


I actually like it with overdrive on. With my Fulltone, it doesn't get harsh on the ears, but makes those upper end harmonics really come through clearly. Especially now I am blending my signal (got a Barge Concepts VBF-2 from Santa ), that tweeter helps to modernise what is a very classic overdrive sound.

If you don't like the sound of a tweeter with a gain pedal, a lot of them come with a tone knob/Eq for a reason. Just roll of that high end if it bothers you.
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#14
Ya but then again whats the point in having tweeter\horn, when you could get a cab with better speakers, better quality.
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#15
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Ya but then again whats the point in having tweeter\horn, when you could get a cab with better speakers, better quality.


Speakers will not cover the upper frequencies that a horn/tweeter will, HF units were not used until the popularity of round wounds over flat wounds took place.

I was fitting HF units into my cabs myself in the 70s once I started using Round Wounds.
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#16
i dont like tweeters my amp has one and it buzzes a lot, but it might just be the amp.
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#17
I'd like to point out that when you say high end in the context of a tweeter, you're talking about 2KHz or so...basses don't usually go above 1KHz. The tweeter is really only for amplifying the upper harmonics, which will generally give a much brighter sound.
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