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Old 31st August 2013, 08:20 AM   #21
Nigel Goodwin is offline Nigel Goodwin  England
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Originally Posted by deepbass9 View Post
I'm looking for a boost to about 20dbs or 30dbs. I don't need amp volume, just a little extra.
These aren't 'little' boosts, 20dB is an increase from 1 watt to 100 watts, and 30dB from 1 watt to 1000 watts.

I'll repeat again, for bass you need to move a LOT of air, so big speakers and high powers. For a moderate increase small power would be OK, but you still need a big speaker to shift the air.
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Old 31st August 2013, 08:45 AM   #22
JonSnell Electronic is offline JonSnell Electronic  United Kingdom
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Originally Posted by Nigel Goodwin View Post
Amping acoustic basses is a nightmare - my daughter keep insisting on taking hers to gigs, feedback is a HUGE problem. In the end I told her either take an electric bass, or take yourself and all the gear on the bus

Trying to put an amp and speaker inside the bass wouldn't stand a chance, and would you want a bass that heavy anyway?.

Edit: for a 'solution' how about buying a double bass? - these are considerably louder.
Use a sound hole damper. That will kill the acoustic feedback from the guitar, then you can turn the amp up to an external speaker.
Why you would wish to do this, is beyond me as it will make the guitar heavy and what about power to the amp and speaker connections?
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Old 2nd September 2013, 06:35 AM   #23
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If I were you I'd build a small amp that is camouflaged as stool. Or is furniture forbidden as well ?


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Old 2nd September 2013, 09:34 AM   #24
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Default Feedback ? - Hmmm

Now the bass play very low notes with very long wavelength - several meters - what if the amplifier was inverting, hence playing out of phase with the signal ? then perhaps the feed-back issue wont be that bad ?
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