Cure For Bass Heavy Combo?

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  1. david henman

    david henman Member

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    I am the proud owner of a Traynor YCV15Blue combo amp. This may very well be the best all around amp I've ever owned. The sense of control is actually a bit scary.

    I love the sound of just my guitar(s) and the amp, despite my somewhat ponderous pedal board.

    I only have one issue - the amp is very bass heavy.

    Now, I'll grant you, this is a nice problem to have in small combo. Try and get this kind of clean headroom from the low end of a Fender Blues Jr, or even a Hot Rod Deluxe!

    However, it is a bit too much, and I'm having some difficulty dialing it out. Actually, its less a case of too much low end, and more of an issue of the bass response being too broad/fat.

    I'm thinking a speaker swap. Would a different speaker potentially give me a tighter and more focused low end?

    Any suggestions will be very highly appreciated!

    -dh
     
  2. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Have you tried getting it off the floor?
     
  3. david henman

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    ...yep...helps a bit, actually.

    -dh
     
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    +1 on speaker swap. What's in it now?
     
  5. david henman

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    ...stock speaker: Eminence Red Coat "The Govenor" speaker.

    thank you, all.

    i'm looking into these suggestions and consulting with some local techs.

    -dh
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2008
  6. trpullen

    trpullen Silver Supporting Member

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    I would try a Boss EQ pedal first. Just cut the bass frequencies that are bugging you and leave the others alone.
     

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