I got one of these off the "bay" ,it arrived Saturday afternoon. So far it sounds pretty good , but maybe a little thin? Am I doing something wrong ? I'm running it with my Carmen Ghia through a 2X12 . Pretty cheap cords , could this be the problem ? Any help would be appreciated . Thanks in advance !
Post by benttop (Steve) on Sept 3, 2007 7:41:13 GMT -7
Good cables do make a difference. But your ears also play a role in this. As volume goes down, you hear bass, and to a lesser extent treble less efficiently. This is known as the Fletcher-Munson loudness curves.
So as midrange goes to half volume, bass may be going down to 2/5 volume or more. In addition, as volume decreases, your speaker works a bit less and any coloration it might have been providing at high volume disappears.
If you're recording, most of this doesn't matter all that much - you'll hear things fine in the recording. But if you're just wanting to play quietly, pump up the bass with your tone control.