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    Posted: 10 December 2016 at 6:36am
We are happy with our sound but want more bass control. What to use to enhance/beef up the bass without going for the full reggae pre amp? I've looked at aphex and bbe but what are people using? We have very short signal path from turntable to speakerbox and would like to keep it clean(just more dirty bassBig smile), any recommendations or point me in a direction for research?
Signal path is- turntable,  mixer, K20&X8, scoops, hd's, mids, tops & tweets.
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Have you looked at the Ligwa 1u pre amps? They seem to do the business quite well from reviews I've seen on here
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Yes I glanced at one the other day. I'll go back and have a proper look. Thanks Cookie
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Parametric eq is what you need if you don't want the full preamp. They can be got cheap second hand if you look around.. great for boosting/shaping bass..
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I've heard that a full parametric(3 nobs) can be a bit of a danger in the wrong hands, is that so? The Ligwa looks to fit the bill as it can be used on just the bass. I read some things, good I think, about it here but can't find the thread anymore. Any feedback on the Ligwa? Or other roads to look down?
I'm gonna take another look at parametric eq.  Thanks
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Any equipment is dangerous in the wrong hands lol. Buy a separate para eq. Or an allen an heath vf1 if you can find one.
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Get a rane para man :-)
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You have nothing separating the frequency bands or do you use the DSP in the amps?
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ive got grafs & parametrics meyer & klark,,but you will need a pre amp to get what you want,.the ligwa will sound solid on that set up mate Thumbs Up
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Preamp dun real sub lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote eyeT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2016 at 3:17am
Had a look at second hand parametric on the bay. Always tempted when I see the word Rane Tongue. It seems the Ligwa is in the right ball park. Yes we go from the mixer into the K20 and X8 then use the internal DSP. The sound is really very pleasingApprove...just not the same bottom end as using a preUnhappy. Does anybody have experience of a Jo Red Bassquake? I ask because the Jo Red sound seems very clean. His standard pre was something we had considered at build time and then he stopped work. Thanks for all the feedback. Some kind of pre or semi pre seems the best bet so far, I'll talk it through when the others are back in town. Cheers Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BASSHORSE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2016 at 11:39am
me mate as a bassquake & he likes it a lot,.but as you said he's currently having time out but if you could get one i would as its just for bass & not 5way,.but the ligwa bass is nice if you cant get the jo Thumbs Up ive got a mini mostec aswell but to me its a slow sounding were the ligwa got the speed punch & weight,. but i use the mostec most for its rawness Thumbs Up
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