Rig question

Rig question

Postby Winterland » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:02 am

I was asked to play bass but only have my jerry cabinet/rig. SMS>Rocktron 300>2JBL's E120..Can I use this to play bass through?
I appreciate any input.
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Re: Rig question

Postby hippieguy1954 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:48 am

Yes, you can. It might not be the exact Phil tone you are after, but it sure will work just fine.
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Re: Rig question

Postby zambiland » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:08 pm

Winterland wrote:I was asked to play bass but only have my jerry cabinet/rig. SMS>Rocktron 300>2JBL's E120..Can I use this to play bass through?
I appreciate any input.


You can try, but if it's an open back cabinet and you play beyond quiet practice level, you'll probably blow the speakers. Bass creates a pretty long excursion, especially for the low notes. So, the speakers rely on some sort of resistance from the air within the cabinet, whether it's sealed and creates a lot of resistance, or ported and creates resistance at certain frequencies. An open back cabinet provides no resistance and it will be very easy to go into over-excursion, resulting in dead speakers.

If the cabinet is sealed, go for it. Just don't expect a thundering low end. I've got K and E 120s in some small Thiele cabs and play bass through them, but the low end is nothing like a "real" bass cabinet.
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Re: Rig question

Postby Winterland » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:36 am

Thanks guys. This helps
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Re: Rig question

Postby Searing75 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:06 am

I would not do it. My JBL's are way too precious to me!
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