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Old 14th June 2006, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Subwoofer for guitar?

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Would a car subwoofer do for a guitar amp?
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Old 14th June 2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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To one extent or another, yes.

If you have one in hand... try it. Don't spend money though. Proper guitar speakers are not that much money. Keep in mind, the definition of "proper" here is whatever you like the sound of.



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Umm...save your money and buy a guitar / musical instrument speaker (MIS).

The car subwoofer will sound awful and lack volume when compared to even an average quality MIS.

If you have no money and you have a car sub-woofer, sell it and use the money to buy a MIS.

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Old 14th June 2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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Bill Fitzmaurice's Tubas are about the 'best DIY subs' you can get your hands on, as a sub for guitar applications.
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Are there any sites you can recomend to look for info on buying MIS's. I don't know the difference between a normal one and a MIS.

Thanks.
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What's your budget?

Celestion is generally considered the king of guitar speakers.

www.celestion.com

Here's the number for their SA distributer


27 11 443 6290


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OK. Difficult question...

Depends if the girlfriend(read: government) knows.

It's a bit difficult to say with the rand/dollar conversion.

The reason I'm asking about the sub is because I've seen a 10" sub (cheapo) for R120.00.

I can probably save for a better speaker though.

My budget isn't that big though.

What would you say a average MIS cost. I can tell you then if I can afford one or not.

Sorry for making it difficult to help me.

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Old 14th June 2006, 02:21 PM   #9
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I'm having a look as you read... thanks a lot.
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Are there any sites you can recomend to look for info on buying MIS's. I don't know the difference between a normal one and a MIS.

Thanks.
Go to this site and then select BASS & GUITAR SPEAKERS to get an idea of what you need. Then determine your power need / budget / application etc.

http://www.usspeaker.com/homepage.htm

When you determine the power you need to consider that a PA / Musical instrument speaker could be over 9 dB per watt more efficient than a car subwoofer. This means that to get the same volume you need only 1/8 the power (very rough numbers).

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