#1
Hi guys.
Since I'm no longer in need of my Acoustic half stack, I listed it on CL to see what would come my way. Today I got a trade offer for a Pignose b100v tube bass amp head and a rear ported 4x10 guitar cab. The guy said he uses it with his bass and it sounds awesome with fuzz in combination with his Ampeg 'fridge stack. I assume he means bi-amping. Anywho, I've never owned a tube amp before and Id really like a good rig to play guitar through when I need it, too.
My question is, would this, again Im assuming he meant bi amping, have any negative effect on the guitar cab? Also, is there any way I could use it to bi-amp with my Eden combo if my Eden has no bi amping features?

Ive never heard of Pignose before either. But google says the head is a decent tube amp for bass. Anyone round here have any experience?

Thanks guys.

-Wil
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#2
Quote by c3powil
Hi guys.
Since I'm no longer in need of my Acoustic half stack, I listed it on CL to see what would come my way. Today I got a trade offer for a Pignose b100v tube bass amp head and a rear ported 4x10 guitar cab. The guy said he uses it with his bass and it sounds awesome with fuzz in combination with his Ampeg 'fridge stack. I assume he means bi-amping. Anywho, I've never owned a tube amp before and Id really like a good rig to play guitar through when I need it, too.
My question is, would this, again Im assuming he meant bi amping, have any negative effect on the guitar cab? Also, is there any way I could use it to bi-amp with my Eden combo if my Eden has no bi amping features?

Ive never heard of Pignose before either. But google says the head is a decent tube amp for bass. Anyone round here have any experience?

Thanks guys.

-Wil


The no playing through guitar amps rule still applies to cabs. You may want to look into getting a bass cab further down the line. If you can find an A/B/Y box then you're good to go as far as bi-amping's concerned.
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#3
That's what I was concerned about. What's an a/b/y box? Also, if I'm bi amping, isn't there a way to split the frequencies so that the low ones go to my bass cab and the highs go to the guitar amp?
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#4
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That's what I was concerned about. What's an a/b/y box? Also, if I'm bi amping, isn't there a way to split the frequencies so that the low ones go to my bass cab and the highs go to the guitar amp?


It's a stompbox type unit that splits your signal. YOu can pick one up fairly cheaply, I seem to remember Hartke made one in the past. To split frequences you'd need to some sort of crossover unit.
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#5
hrrrrmmm, cheap is good. Now how much would a crossover unit cost me?

thanks for the help, btw.
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hrrrrmmm, cheap is good. Now how much would a crossover unit cost me?

thanks for the help, btw.


I've never been interested in bi amping so I haven't researched it much, but if you go onto MF or something and have a hunt around the PA section you should be able to find something
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#7
Alright, thanks. So it would be
Bass--->a/b/y box--->crossover unit. From there I would split the frequencies and send the hi out into the pignose/4x10 and the low out into the Eden?


I'm only really considering bi amping because I need a really defined, yet wild distortion tone for the post rock band I'm in.
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#9
you know... That should have been painfully obvious to me. Brainderp.
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#10
an alternative to the crossover would be a 2 channel graphic eq.

that way you can choose exactly what frequencies go to each amp

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#11
Okay, I Googled and tried to find a stompbox 2 channel graphic EQ, or any stompbox 2 channel EQ for that matter, and failed. After that I tried to find a stompbox crossover, but that proved unfruitful also. I dont want to use a rackmount EQ or crossover. Any help?

EDIT: What about just using a a/b/y box and then attaching something in the "high" output chain that will sap the low end? What could I use for that?
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Last edited by c3powil at Oct 11, 2011,
#13
Meh, I think I'm better off severing the deal and just waiting around for another bass cab, or a decent bass overdrive pedal.
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