Who started this stupid idea in bass amps?
I've got a potential new bass amp on loan/approval, and I've just gone and blown the tweeter... sort-of my fault since I was putting fuzz bass through it, but surely the designers should have figured out that someone might do that, and limit the possible power to it enough to stop it blowing that easily. It's not switchable on this amp, but I thought that turning down the top-end so the sound wasn't obviously fizzy would be enough to be safe - wrong.
I admit I do actually sometimes like a bit more high-end than a single 15 or a couple of 10s will give, but there's no need for the extreme HF response of a full-on tweeter - a small-diameter driver or a 'whizzer' cone on the main one would be plenty. It's *bass* amplification, not a PA...
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