View Full Version : Stupid question: floor monitor as bass cab?
08-02-2007, 11:07 AM
Hi, I'm new to bass (have played guit for about 12 years). I just bought a Yamaha bb300 so as to join a guitar player and a drummer to play some rock, country, blues, standard stuff. Low to moderate volume from guit and drums, vocals through PA. We do not plan to gig, just jam.
Now the stupid question: How suitable for use as a cab would a floor monitor be, when paired with something like a Crate Power Block? (Ex: Kustom 110 floor monitor, $39 at MF). The monitor's freq response is something like 75Hz - 18kHz. I know that floor monitors are generally geared to reproduce vocals but has anyone ever tried something similar to this?
I'm probably better off going with a small combo (Behringer, Peavey), right?
08-02-2007, 11:18 PM
If it's a really good monitor, and you like the sound of it, then yeah.
The $39 Kustom, no.
The Golden Boy
08-03-2007, 08:33 AM
Remember low E is around 40hz.
08-03-2007, 11:02 AM
Right, thanks. I guess that Kustom would fart like crazy if I dug in on the low E. I'm looking for the shoestring solution here. Looks like I'll get shoestring results!
08-03-2007, 04:54 PM
They do make wedged bass amps.
08-04-2007, 04:57 PM
IMO the world needs more bass players. it sounds like your just getting started so I think you have a perfectly reasonable plan. hook up whatever you can get and
start practicing -
and while this rig might not be able to cut through the mix in certian situations - you will find a way to get some heavier equipment when its needed.
08-04-2007, 08:44 PM
I,ve done just that before.. I will work but not the best situation.. I picked up a cheepo peavy combo for around 200 bucks that does a decent job
08-05-2007, 04:04 PM
The problem would be the Crate Power Block, not the monitor cab. I hook up one of my Ampeg bass amps to my Electrovoice Eliminator II sometimes. It sounds really cool. The horn in the monitor cab is better than any treble horn in any bass cab ever made (IMHO). I get some really nice funk pop 'n slap through that cabinet.
Just try it. You'll know whether or not you like the sound.
The cat that runs sound for my band plays bass in a Rush Tribute band. He uses a couple of good PA columns for cabs.
08-31-2007, 11:19 PM
i posted this earlier re: playing bass DI through monitors.
My rock & roll trio is using a Behringer 180watt 1x12 aluminum cone bass amp in a wedge cab. DI to the PA. It is remarkable and takes up no more room than a monitor cab. Ican hear him easily on the far end of the stage. It is a great set up for small to medium rooms. We beef our backline up for outdoor venues that have no walls to reflect off of.
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